Tidy Up This Spring - Clean Car DIY!

March 20, 2017

If you’ve been waiting for motivation to start cleaning your car, here it is. Your commute to work shouldn’t be more stressful due to the clutter that has made your car into a second closet. The windshields should not be saying “clean me,” and don’t forget that banana peel in the back seat you meant to pick up a week ago.

At one time, you were excited to get this car and wouldn’t let a single smudge on the window get past you. Now, it’s been weeks since you’ve had a car wash. If this sounds like you, here are some motivational car cleaning tips.

Declutter

First thing’s first, take out everything from your car that does not belong there. Clothes, trash, tupperware, kid’s toys, books and blankets generally fall under the unnecessary car items category. Keep things like napkins, tissues and emergency items such as flashlights and pepper spray.

Cleaning

Taking your car to the car wash is optional, but if you choose to do it yourself, here are some easy tips to do so.

Exterior: Take a hose, a bucket of soapy water, some old rags and towels and get to it. Start by hosing down the car, then dip the rags in soapy water and give the car body, windows and rims a good scrub down. Hose again, and towel dry.

Interior: You may need some damp rags, a hand vacuum, and toothbrush for this part. Wipe away dust using a damp rag. For marks and spills, scrub them away using a rag. Remove floor mats, and vacuum seats and floors. Regular floor mats may be washed in the washer machine and rubber floor mats may be hosed down. After washing, allow floor mats to air dry. Wipe down seats using a rag and scrub out stains in fabric seats using a rag and soapy water. Use a toothbrush to remove dust and dirt from nooks such as air vents and stereos.

After your car is clean and sparkling, install our car diffuser to effectively diffuse your favorite EOs. If you don’t have a car diffuser, clip a clothespin onto an air vent and add 1-2 drops of essential oils. Try our Relaxation synergy blend.

DIY Window Cleaner

To that bug that hit your windshield right after a car wash, this DIY’s for you. Store this easy-to-make window cleaner in your car, and give your windows a little TLC every now and then to keep your ride looking cleaner, longer.

3 oz Distilled Water

1 oz Vinegar

10 drops Lemon Tea Tree

10 drops Juniper Berry

4 oz spray bottle

Add ingredients to your spray bottle and shake before using. Spray a liberal amount onto car windows and wipe away spots and specks with a cloth.

Note: Product has a 1 week shelf life

COMMENTS

These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Joanna says...

    Thank you for this! I have been looking for something to clean my windows and mirrors that won’t leave streaks and this is it. Lemon Tea Tree and Juniper Berry, I love you!

    On April 15, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lisa! We don’t offer capsules for ingesting essential oils.

    On April 05, 2017

  • Lisa Hill says...

    Do you have the vegi caps to fill with oil for ingesting?

    On April 05, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Shayla! We’re not sure, so we wouldn’t recommend it.

    On March 29, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lisa! Yes, this recipe can be used on mirrors and windows. Try Lavender or Peppermint instead of Juniper Berry.

    On March 29, 2017

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