Bay Leaves in the Fridge? In the Vacuum Cleaner? Yes and Also Everywhere in the House!
Originally from the Mediterranean region, this dark-green shrub with fragrant leaves needs no introduction. Its leaves have a mild, slightly spicy aroma. If bay leaf is popular in cooking to flavor different dishes or to combine with various foods, it also has other advantages and can be used for home maintenance. Can you put bay leaves in the fridge? In the vacuum cleaner? How do you use it around the house? We’ll tell you a little more right away!
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Why Use Bay Leaves in the Fridge and Throughout the House?
Bay leaves are highly effective for cleaning the home. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom, they are perfect for disinfecting all rooms! So don’t hesitate to use them to sanitize surfaces in the kitchen, eliminate bacteria in the toilet or fight mold on walls. Let’s talk about the refrigerator now: what to do about bad smell in the fridge? While it’s true that coffee grounds can help you get rid of them, bay leaves also have many virtues when food starts to spoil or the fridge isn’t cleaned frequently. What about garlic or onion smells? It really doesn’t take much for strong odors to take hold for a long time. Fortunately, the deodorizing power of bay leaves may be the solution to your problems. Indeed, once dry, they prove to be a formidable defense against unpleasant odors in the fridge.
How to Use Bay Leaves in the Fridge?
It’s very simple: place a handful of dried leaves on the different shelves of the refrigerator and everything will be fine. New experience: do it in the evening and you will see the first positive effects the next morning when you have butter and jam for breakfast. Repeat this for several successive days and say goodbye to bad odors! Here’s how to do it:
- Take a small cup
- Put 4 dry bay leaves in it
- Place the cup at the bottom of the fridge as far away from the food as possible
There is no doubt that after that your fridge will remain odorless, except for that of bay leaf. In addition, you will kill two birds with one stone as you’ll also be preserving your bay leaves so you can use them in cooking.
Why Put Them in the Vacuum Cleaner?
Adding a few bay leaves to your vacuum bag will help prevent insect infestations and reduce the amount of dust mites in your home. What’s more, they can help eliminate unpleasant odors from your vacuum cleaner. Indeed, bay leaves have antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help eliminate these odors. Last but not least, they can also improve the performance of your vacuum cleaner thanks to their antistatic properties capable of reducing the adhesion of dust and debris to surfaces. Additionally, bay leaves can help lubricate your vacuum’s components, such as wheels and belts. The result: your device will last longer… For a bagged vacuum cleaner, simply place a few leaves in the bag before putting it in place If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, simply place them in the vacuum container. 4 bay leaves for each bag or container will be more than enough to achieve satisfactory results. Simple, isn’t it?
Bonus: How to Purify the House with Bay Leaves?
Burning bay leaves is, according to Feng Shui, a common way to purify the air. Simply burn a bay leaf for a few seconds and blow gently on it so that it burns slowly. Another method is to boil bay leaves in water. In this way you will get rid of unwanted odors and purify the air in your home. To do this, boil a handful of bay leaves in water for a few minutes and let the steam spread throughout the house? The steam will diffuse its aroma to perfume and sanitize the house. Isn’t that what you wanted?