Have you seen posts of corks placed in cars? Don’t throw them away, you can do the same

When you are enjoying your favorite chardonnay or merlot, it may seem normal to simply throw the leftover cork away with a single thought. But there is in fact a reason why you should think twice before doing this next time, and it’s not just for good luck. You can actually use that leftover cork to make your own air freshener in your home or even your car.

Characteristics of Wine Corks

As you can probably guess, the properties of corks can be used to absorb the bad smells that can form in the air. All you have to do is take a cork, cut it in half, and lightly soak it with some essential oil. Now all you have to do is leave the cork in the affected area. For example, you can place the cork in the glove compartment of your car. Do keep in mind though that the cork will need to be replaced every two to three days, as the cork will eventually dry out.

cork and car

This method should be especially practical for those that have built up an impressive collection of wine corks. And by adding the essential oil, this technique provides a lovely scent while getting rid of smells at the same time. It is also a great way to avoid spending money on the classic air freshener you can find at the store. And don’t forget that you are recycling something that would normally just be thrown in the trash.

essential oil in dropper

There are, in fact, a number of different ways to create your own air fresheners. But this method has to be one of the simplest and most cost effective of them all. And when it comes to recycling, we are always searching for ways to bring new life to objects that would otherwise be disregarded.

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