I was sick of wasting money on air fresheners so found a cheaper idea for my car – but trolls say I’ve messed up

EVERYONE knows that no car is complete without a good air freshener to make sure it smells amazing every time you drive.

But when one woman traded in her tree-themed model for an actual room freshener, people warned her she’d made a mistake.

A woman shared her hack to freshen up her car


A woman shared her hack to freshen up her carPhoto credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK
She was tired of buying tree fresheners, but trolls said she was using them incorrectly


She was tired of buying tree fresheners, but trolls said she was using them incorrectlyCredit: Alamy

Taking to her social media account, a woman proudly shared a photo of her new Febreze bathroom freshener, which is available to buy for as little as £2.50.

The air freshener was placed in the small window area on the side of her car, making it both discreet and ideal for scenting the vehicle throughout the day.

Meanwhile, Little Trees air fresheners are around £5 on Amazon, making them a more expensive alternative.

“I’m tired of buying small trees that last 5 minutes. I got one of these for my small window. It fits perfectly,” she wrote in the Facebook caption of the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group.

She added: “And the smell lasts so long xx”.

But it didn’t take long for people to swoop in the comments, saying she probably screwed up preparing the trees properly.

One person wrote: “The trees are said to last 6 months but that’s often not the case as people take the whole thing out of the box and it dries out.

“You have to cut a hole at the top to let the string out. If you google how to properly use a tree scent for cars, you should see a video showing you x.

The woman replied, “Yeah, that package is driving me nuts just flapping around,” followed by a laughing crying emoji.

Another said: “The trees don’t last long because people take them out of the plastic bags, they’re supposed to stay in there.”

Others warned her her car could be ruined if her new Febreze version leaks, as one person said: “Make sure it doesn’t leak. It melted my window sill x”.

And a second chimed: “Be careful not to spill it…it will damage the interior.”

While a third shared: “If any of these leak, your car’s interior will melt/burn.” They’re not made for car interiors, I used to work at an automaker and the repair costs are terrible.”

And another person said they might as well get the Febreze air freshener, which is actually meant for cars.

“Febreze make exactly the same thing intended for your car, probably a little safer, they just pop on the air vent and smell lovely. Also lasts forever.”


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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