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Old 6th December 2007, 08:58   #1
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Default Aromatherapy oil usage for making your car smell better

Has anyone used the Aromatherapy oils for making your car smell better? People say that the ambipure is chemical and very bad for health. So i threw away the ambipure stuff from my car.
If anyone has used the aroma oils, please share your thoughts as to how you can effectively use it? what method to follow etc etc.
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People say that the ambipure is chemical and very bad for health.
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I did not know that, I mean what is the chemical they are using? what are the health hazards? Can you explain?


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What I know about aromatherapy oils is that you need to heat them to dissipate.

Even if we replace the synthetic oil in ambipur with this aroma oil, will that evaporate on its own without warming?
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From your posts it appears you really have a smelly problem in your car. First filters, then ionizers and then this.
Using perfume(natural or chemical) is curing the symptom, not the disease.
I suggest you park your car in bright sunlight for few days continuously so that any fungal growth is gone.
After that get interior dry cleaning done(500rs)
for AC vents buy silica gel(A huge packet costs just 90rs), tie a few sachets by a thread and hang them when your car is parked in the sun.
Heat will make moisture evaporate, and silica gel will absorb the moisture.
Within a weeks time your car will be cured of all smelly issues.

However if your problem stems from as smelly co passenger, whom you can't ask to take a bath due to political correctness reasons, perfume is the best answer
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Tanveer, what an explanation? I haven't yet stopped laughing..

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From your posts it appears you really have a smelly problem in your car. First filters, then ionizers and then this.
Using perfume(natural or chemical) is curing the symptom, not the disease.
I suggest you park your car in bright sunlight for few days continuously so that any fungal growth is gone.
After that get interior dry cleaning done(500rs)
for AC vents buy silica gel(A huge packet costs just 90rs), tie a few sachets by a thread and hang them when your car is parked in the sun.
Heat will make moisture evaporate, and silica gel will absorb the moisture.
Within a weeks time your car will be cured of all smelly issues.

However if your problem stems from as smelly co passenger, whom you can't ask to take a bath due to political correctness reasons, perfume is the best answer
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However if your problem stems from as smelly co passenger, whom you can't ask to take a bath due to political correctness reasons, perfume is the best answer
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arun,isnt the problem solved yet.its almost 2 weeks now that i had pmed you.did you get your a/c ducts and filters cleaned.is it still persisting after that.

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Once when I was at my friends place, who has a vanilla grove. He offered me some of the vanilla ( i dont know what it is, very poor in biology and stuff) thingy. I used to keep it in my car. It really was very good.

Its natural and no need to worry about the chemicals and it fills up my car with a rich aroma of vanilla. One stem almost lasted for 3-4 months.
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The dealers are not willing to get the ducts cleaned. They are saying that it will create rattles if the original set up is tampered!!!!. I dont understand onething. If they cant do it then who else can?? They cleaned only the A/C filter. That's all. The problem persisted. ie for first 10 seconds, I get a unpleasant odour from the A/C duct and then slowly the odour goes away(or is it that I got used to the odour).
I have got the A/C neutraliser spray sprayed onto the ducts yesterday. Hope the problem gets ok. Need to check after few days as there is that smell from the neutraliser spray which is still prevailing.
Tanveer, My car is not smelling though as you have predicted. The problem is with the A/C only. Anyway thanx for the useful info which may be useful some other day if my car stinks.

Aroma oils, I am just curious to know if it can make the car smell nice. I have stopped using the ambipure as per the advise from ram hyundai.

The Advaith in Mysore is getting the A/C cleaning machine only next month which they promise will get all the A/C problems solved. I am waiting.
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Agarbathis...Beautiful smelling Agarbathis will do the trick.
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Agarbathis...Beautiful smelling Agarbathis will do the trick.
There is saying in one of the National languages of India
"Na Rahe ga Baans, Na bajegi Bansuri".
This literally means
With no Bamboo, there will be no flute

What you described will do the same thing. After the car burns down, there will definitely be no smell problem.
Of course it can be done, but you need to have adequate precautions so that even if the incense stick falls, nothing burns.
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This Might sound funny & weird but around 8-9 years back we did a trip in an Omni from Burhanpur(Small Town in MP close to Jalgaon) to Banglore & the car had a agarbatti stand & we did lit some during our journey..

Also This stand was quite a common site then when the Taxis were primarily Ambys
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Tsk's post is damn funny, but is rings of truth. Smells can only happen if something is not clean. There is nothing like the smell of a clean car.

The a/c smell should be solved if you use neutraliser spray. It's due to fungus on the coils.
One way to cure this, after a long run when engine is hot, run the blower in re-circ mode, a/c off, temp setting to full heat, keep windows open just a tad, and of course step out of the car. Let it run like this for about ten minutes. All the bacteria/fungus on the coils will get toasted, and you should be free of smells for along time.
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What you described will do the same thing. After the car burns down, there will definitely be no smell problem
I am still . your absolutely correct.

I typically park my car for atleast 4 hours in sunlight and keep windows open for a short period each day and clean the interiors atleast twice a week and till date, i never had to use a perfume in any of my cars

My own aftershave cologne does the trick for me
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You may find it an 'OUT OF BOX' suggestion but in 2008, I happen to meet Ms Dimple Kapadia & in discussion she suggested me to use scented candles (the one that come in metal containers) in my cars. Make some holes in the cap with household nails & leave it in the place where the heat will be at max. First few days the smell will be bit strong but later it'll settle down to mild. I also suggest that one must change frangrances so that we dont get immune to one smell.
(Note: I personally tried it that whenever the perfume seemed to have lessen, I would open the container & disintergrate the wax with screwdriver)
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