How to Make a Car Freshies

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Steps below are for my Car Freshie Starter Kit I sell. (To purchase, click here.)

For more information about recipes and oil: bead ratio click here.

 

 

Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 350°F. 

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Step 2 – Prepare your beads.

  1. Place one of the cookie cutters (sharp side down) on a paper plate or parchment paper. Pour the beads in the cookie cutter almost to the top. 
  2. Now remove the cookie cutter and pour the beads into one of the cups. Measuring the beads this way keeps you from wasting beads.
  3. Using one of the mini spoons, put one spoonful of mica powder in the cup.
  4. Place the lid on the cup and shake for 15-30 seconds making sure that all the beads have color.
  5. Repeat these steps for each car freshie you want to make.

Step 3-Prepare your cookie sheet.

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER!

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Step 4 – Arrange the metal cookie cutters on the cookie sheet making sure that you space them out evenly. 

Step 5- Using the bolts provided, place one inside the cookie cutter where you want the hole to be in order to thread the string for hanging purposes. Do this before adding the beads. 

Step 6 - Pour the beads into the cookie cutters

  1. Fill it almost to the top.

  2. Using a utensil or toothpick, move the beads around so that the beads are level.

Step 7 - Bake the beads

  1. Now it’s time to put them in the oven.

  2. As I stated above, all ovens are different so check your freshies at 6 minutes.

  3. If it’s not ready at 6 minutes, check each minute after until they’re ready. 

  4. So what is “READY”? Go to the next step. ☺

Step 8 - Remove from oven and let the beads cool

  1. At 7 minutes, take the beads out of the oven and use a spoon or popsicle stick and tap the top of the beads to be sure that the beads are sticking together. If they come up with your spoon or stick, place them back in the oven for another minute. With my oven, my freshies stay in for 9-10 minutes. So don’t panic if it takes longer than 7 minutes. Once the beads are sticking together, remove from the oven and allow them to cool.

Step 9 - Pop freshies from cookie cutters

  1. Now that your beads are cool, probably 10-20 minutes, let’s remove them from the cookie cutters by bending the cutters front and back. Gently pull the metal part out to pop out the freshie. Once you’ve got the freshie out, remove the bolt by pushing the sharp end down on a hard surface until it comes out.

Step 10 – Using the twine provided, thread it through the hole that the bolt made.

 

You can now:

  1. Hang this from your rearview mirror.                                 4. Hang in your bathroom.

  2. Hang in your shower.                                                       5. Hang in your office.

  3. Place in the guest bedroom.