When we entered into summer, for some reason I had this (crazy-town) idea that life would slow down for a little bit.
The reality however, has been much different.
Although the kids are having a blast keeping busy and having fun– it’s also been slightly exhausting too as our days are spent ping ponging from one place to the next– hardly any of that dreamy downtime I was envisioning.
We go from camp, to the track, to the pool, to cheer and to playdates… and yes, sometimes all in the same day.
I calculated the other day and I am averaging around 3-4 hours of drive time a day– A DAY!
And do you know what joins us as we cart around town in our trusty- Traverse?
…. All kinds of sweaty-kid-funk and bacteria.
The crushed up goldfish on the floor, lollipop sticks in the cupholders, miscellaneous sweaty socks that magically pop off my sons feet the second he enters the car….
And friends, let me tell you, that you have not smelt anything more distinct, than the lingering smell of sweaty tween-age boys crammed into an SUV after an 8 hour day at basketball camp.
Oh. Em. Gee.
Cleaning and deodorizing our whip has become my full time job.
So when the team at Refresh Your Car! reached out for me to try out their products, I nearly wept tears of joy!
Refresh Your Car! has a variety of fresh-scented products that eliminate foul odors (like sweaty sporty little boys and sour milk bottles), kill bacteria*, and leave behind wonderful, clean scents.
When it comes to ridding the car of the bacteria, my favorite of these products by far were the leather wipes.
Did you know that your steering wheel alone can be covered in NINE times the amount of bacteria as a toilet seat??? (GROSS)
These wipes are perfect to keep in the car and use at any time for a quick interior clean and refresh – which as I already said, I have to do practically daily.
If you have leather interior I highly recommend these as they are gentle on the leather and leave it looking great too!
My second favorite product was the oil diffusers. I found that these lasted the longest (some up to 90 days!). The oil diffusers have a lot of nice light smells to choose from, but my personal fave was this dual scented one– fresh strawberries and cool lemonade!
You can release the scents one at a time or blended. I love the blend.
Another product that has a “cool techy factor” is the electric air freshner/USB:
Check this out– the future of fresh smelling cars:
Refresh Your Car’s refillable Power Plug plugs into your car’s 12-V adapter and provides great fragrance whenever your car is on. Powered by a built in heat source and illuminated with a colored LED light, the scented oil capsule can be replaced with a refill when a new one is needed—without having to purchase a new device! And new for 2015, Refresh Your Car plug in with a USB – the same great device consumers love but with a USB charger so you can charge your phone or tablet while still enjoying a delightful fragrance experience in your vehicle.
Bottom line? Our commute around town has been much more enjoyable thanks to Refresh Your Car!
Tell me, what are some of the funkiest smelling things you’ve found hidden in your car?
Disclosure: Refresh Your Car is a paid sponsor of Complicated Mama. As always we only partner with brands we truly believe in. All thoughts, opinions, and smelly examples are our own.