According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends 101 minutes a day in their car. That adds up to about 37,000 minutes or 615 hours spent in your car every year! With so much time spent in your vehicle, it may be time to give your car a good makeover with Jordan Essentials! A fresh, clean car is more fun to drive and much more pleasant to be in!
Tire Cleaner: Mix 2 parts baking soda and 1 part water together to form a paste. Add 4-6 drops JE Lemon Essential Oil. Work the paste into the tires with a scrub brush. Let it sit for several minutes then rinse off.
Degreaser: Mix 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 20 drops of JE Orange Essential Oil in a spray bottle. Spray on grease and wipe away with a damp towel. (Note: this mixture works great on greasy ovens too!)
Window Cleaner: Add 8 ounces of vinegar and 6 drops of JE Lemon Essential Oil to a spray bottle. Shake to mix, then spray on all windows. Allow to sit for a few moments then wipe off with a soft cloth or newspapers.
Surface Cleaner: Mix together equal parts of vinegar and water with 4-6 drops of JE Resistance Essential Oil in a spray bottle. Spray console, dashboard, running boards, vinyl seats, or other surfaces and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Carpet and Upholstery: Combine about 15-20 drops of your favorite JE Essential Oil such as Immune, Resistance, or Peppermint with 1 cup of baking soda. Sprinkle over the carpet or upholstery and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Vacuum completely.
DIY Car Air Freshener: Cut pieces of felt into desired size and shape. Cut a hole in the felt and tie on a piece of string. Add 4-6 drops of your favorite JE Essential Oil, then hang near a vent to enjoy the aroma.
Note: Lemon Essential Oil may cause fading when exposed to sunlight. If using Lemon Essential Oil (which is included in our Resistance Blend), be sure to test a small area of upholstery or surfaces, particularly if they are black.
Once you have completed your Car Makeover, follow these tips to keep your car looking clean:
Always keep a trash can in the car and empty it regularly.
Use Cup Holder Liners or add large-sized silicone baking cups as liners. This makes cleaning spills, build-up, and sticky messes a breeze.
Replace the Air Freshener Regularly or use JE Essential Oil Sprays
Every time you leave your car, take something out. That way things to just get piled up in the back seat and trash stays under control.
Use Organizers. There are so many great car organizers on the market and they make a huge difference in controlling that vehicle clutter.
Clean up big messes when they happen.
Keep extra napkins in the glove compartment. You never know when you might need them and they sure do come in handy for quick clean-up emergencies.
What are your favorite ways to keep your car clean and organized? Comment below with your favorite tips!