If you've ever grown fresh herbs, you know that some plants just grow and grow -- sometimes faster than you can eat them. Fortunately, you can use your supply of fresh aromatic herbs as an all-natural air freshener.
Photo by Chris Pillen.
This tip comes to us from the folks at Stylist, who suggest using basil in your car as an air freshener. Simply put some fresh basil leaves on a piece of newspaper and let it dry itself out in the back of your car. The windows make it a natural greenhouse, so as the basil dries the delicious smell will spread through your vehicle. It's much better than the lingering smell of fast food from your last McDonald's stop.
But why stop with basil? Rosemary, tarragon and thyme are just as aromatic and can work just as well. And as long as you have a space that will get some light (and therefore heat), the herbs will dry nicely and smell great. Put a few leaves on some newspaper and rest them on your windowsill in your home office, and you'll have a natural air freshener that's perfect for small spaces. Just be careful, because the smell might make you hungry.
How to Remove Car Odors with Basil [Stylist]