You may not know it, but your car probably smells. And not like fresh mountain air. Or, maybe you do know, which is why you’re here now. Don’t worry. Our Top 10 Best Car Air Fresheners can eliminate bad odors and even help restore that new car smell. Wide ranges of car air fresheners are available with different scents, so you can carry your favorite scent with you every time you drive your car. Some are made to clean the air in your car by filtering out dust, smoke and even some viruses. You’ll enjoy driving your car again and you won’t be worried that your passengers think your car smells like dirty socks or cigarette smoke. Here are the top 10 best car air fresheners in 2021.
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- 10. Little Trees U3S-32055 Air Freshner (Black Ice Pk3)
- 9. Chemical Guys AIR_101_16 New Car Smell Premium Air Freshener and Odor Eliminator (16 oz)
- 8. Air Spencer (000400) CS-X3 Squash Scent Air Freshener
- 7. [2021 Newest Version] NexGadget 1500 mAh Rechargeable Solar USB Car Air Freshener Humidifier, Car Air Purifier, Smell Eliminator, Odor Reduction Ionizer with 3 Modes Setting + Free Car Charger
- 6. EXTRA-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer with Home 12V Adapter – Removes Cigarette Smoke, Bacteria, Odor Smell – Helps With Allergies – Mini Air Cleaner Gadget Smoke Eater Eliminator Remover – Black
- 5. Healthy Car Air Purifier| Freshener | Ionizer | Absorb Odor | Neutralize | Eliminate | Remove Cigarette Smoke, Smells, Viruses, Bacteria, Pollutants, Pet & Food Odors | Allergy & Asthma Relief | Eliminator & Remover ~ Great Gift!
- 4. Natural Car Air Freshener – 5 HARMONY Aromatherapy Blend from 100% Pure Essential Oils (Vanilla, Cinnamon & Cassia…) Car Diffiuser
- 3. Yankee Candle Pink Sands Car Jar Ultimate Air Freshener, Fresh Scent
- 2. KubeScent Car Air Freshener-Maraschino Cherry
- 1. Ozium Smoke & Odors Eliminator Gel. Home, Office and Car Air Freshener 4.5oz (127g), Outdoor Essence Scent (2 pack)
Little Trees is a classic car air freshener. It’s been around for over 50 years. They now have about 40 different scents, but Black Ice is their best selling fragrance, followed by Royal Pine, Vanillaroma, and New Car Scent. Black Ice is very low priced and, like the name says, it comes in a package with 3 air fresheners. The air fresheners are formulated to last up to 30 day. Black Ice routinely maintains 5 star rating reviews.
Chemical Guys AIR 101_16 is designed to give your car that New Car Smell. It uses enzymes to eliminate odors and reduce new odors. It comes as a 16oz liquid that is concentrated and can be diluted with up to 2 gallons of distilled water. The manufacturer says that all you need is one spray for a full size vehicle. And that one spray will last for weeks.
The Air Spencer CS-X3 Squash Scent Car Air Freshener is a refillable plastic container that holds a squash scent gel cartridge. Although it is called Squash Scent, it does not smell like squash. It has a light citrus (lemon, lime, orange) scent. The container is vented to allow the fragrance to be released. The cartridge should last up to 2 months. The cartridge comes wrapped so it doesn’t lose its potency before you buy it. Also included are 2 pieces of 2 sided tape so you can stick the container to the dashboard of your car, under your seat or almost any other place else that is convenient for you.
People do not report that the scent is overpowering, but some say that they do not remove the cartridge from the plastic rapping. Instead they cut the wrapping or poke holes in it and then they insert the cartridge, still wrapped, into the plastic container. They claim that it extends the life of the cartridge without sacrificing much in the way of air freshening. Replacement cartridges are not pricey and are easy to buy.
7. [2021 Newest Version] NexGadget 1500 mAh Rechargeable Solar USB Car Air Freshener Humidifier, Car Air Purifier, Smell Eliminator, Odor Reduction Ionizer with 3 Modes Setting + Free Car Charger
The NexGadget 1500 mAh Rechargeable Solar USB Car Air Freshener Humidifier, Car Air Purifier is a 2 in 1 car air freshener. It’s a combo humidifier and air purifier. You add purified water into it and it will give you 99.9% clean, healthy air while also sending mists of water into the air to give you comfortable humidified air to breathe. It has a UV lamp that kills bacteria and viruses. The humidifier has a fan and a HEPA filter to trap pollutants.
It’s charged with a USB power source and even has solar charging capability for short term emergencies. The unit turns off automatically after 2 hours of use. It’s compact and wireless, so you can move it from home to car to office. The package includes the car air purifier, USB cable, charger, non-slip pad and absorb bottle for the water.
6. EXTRA-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer with Home 12V Adapter – Removes Cigarette Smoke, Bacteria, Odor Smell – Helps With Allergies – Mini Air Cleaner Gadget Smoke Eater Eliminator Remover – Black
Unlike scented air fresheners, the Extra-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer cleans the air in your car. Ionizers work by sending a very large number of negatively charged molecules into the air in your car. These negatively charged molecules attach to the positively charged molecules and cause them to be too heavy to float in the air. They land on the floor and other surfaces. Ionizers have been shown to be very effective in reducing smoke, body odors, bacteria and even viruses. Breathing air that is clean of pollutants can help reduce allergic reactions. We all love our pets and this car air freshener is intended to keep our cars free of pet smells.
The Extra-O Car Air Purifier Ionizer is a simple device to use and does not require any maintenance. Simply plug it into your car’s 12v socket (cigarette lighter). The blue LED light will signal that the unit is working. There are no screens to clean or replace. This unit also comes with an adapter for home or office use. Plug it into a small room, such as a closet or storage area and it will clean the air there, too.
5. Healthy Car Air Purifier| Freshener | Ionizer | Absorb Odor | Neutralize | Eliminate | Remove Cigarette Smoke, Smells, Viruses, Bacteria, Pollutants, Pet & Food Odors | Allergy & Asthma Relief | Eliminator & Remover ~ Great Gift!
Like all ionizers, the Healthy Car Air Purifier releases large (huge) amount of negatively charged molecules that attach to the positively charged molecules and render them too heavy to float in the air. In addition to cleaning the air in your car, this car air purifier claims it will also absorb odors, remove cigarette smoke, pet odors and even viruses, bacteria and pollutants so you can breathe easier and safer.
Operation is easy. Just plug the Earth Air Ionizer in your car’s cigarette lighter. Done. It starts working immediately and in a short time, your nose, throat and lungs will notice the different. Here’s an idea. Take it with you when you travel and use it in rental cars.
4. Natural Car Air Freshener – 5 HARMONY Aromatherapy Blend from 100% Pure Essential Oils (Vanilla, Cinnamon & Cassia…) Car Diffiuser
My Choice Aroma Therapy makes about 20 different air fresheners using natural air fresheners made from 100% pure essential oils.
The package shown here includes an electric scent diffuser and 5 scented and sealed pads of the Harmony blend, which are Vanilla, Cinnamon, Tonka Bean & Cassia oils. Eliminate the bad odors and replace them with the light scent of all natural oils.
Yankee Candle makes a pink sands scented car air freshener that lasts about 4 weeks.
This product comes with a very lovely design with the great bold scent of Maraschino Cherry. This air freshener contains no chemical solvents and the smell can be last up to 90 days.
1. Ozium Smoke & Odors Eliminator Gel. Home, Office and Car Air Freshener 4.5oz (127g), Outdoor Essence Scent (2 pack)
Ozium also works well indoors to freshen bathrooms and rooms used by smokers. With its low price, you can get an extra one to clean up the air around that guy who sits next to you at work. : )
Whether you’re a road warrior or you drive only to the grocery and to shuttle kids around, surrounding yourself with a fresh, clean air scent will make your drive time more energizing and enjoyable. Choose a car air freshener that is right for you and your family. With the 10 items above, we hope that you find one fits that your life style.