Bay Leaves: Natural Helper Eliminates Odor in the Refrigerator

Laurel is a fantastic plant and much loved not only in the garden because it has vibrant green leaves, but also in the home! We cannot help but say that it is a valuable support for so many household chores especially related to bad odors in various areas of the home. Its smell is very fresh and intoxicating, so some people choose to make natural perfumers to scatter it in all rooms. Today, however, I will tell you how to use it in the refrigerator and we will see together some benefits that you may not have expected!

Properties of laurel

We could safely say that they are endless since the leaves are used for a little bit of everything and also have a special symbolism. In references to the latter, laurel is the plant that is chosen to adorn the graduation crown and is therefore associated with wisdom and knowledge. Putting then the attention on the other properties, we could say few laurel leaves are good for making an infusion against stomach-ache and related issues. Its scent, moreover, confers relaxation and well-being, not surprisingly there are those who choose to put a bay leaf sprig in the shower to breathe in all its scent. In short, a truly wonderful plant!

How to use it in the refrigerator

Once we have drawn up the main qualities of laurel, let’s see how to use it in the refrigerator! Very often inside this appliance there are bad smells, and the causes can be different. Generally, strong-smelling foods such as cheese or fish that have not been stored properly spread throughout the refrigerator, impregnating other foods as well. Another very common reason is leaving foods to defrost in the refrigerator for more than a day. Again, one problem with bad odors is not paying attention to expired or spoiled foods.

Well, to solve this whole set of issues, it is good to first of all pay more attention, but most importantly use bay leaves to say goodbye to bad smells! You will need to put a few leaves of it scattered on each appliance shelf and leave it there for several days. You can also combine it with the deodorizing action in baking soda, just fill a bowl with baking soda and bay leaves to have a perfect deodorizer in the refrigerator!

Other methods with bay leaves

We said it is precious in the fridge, but the potential of this plant certainly does not end there! Let’s discover the most loved and used methods with bay laurel: Scented infusion: great for scenting all the rooms in the house, you will need to boil 3 or 4 bay leaves in a small pot and then take it to all the rooms.

  • Bag for cabinets and drawers:

take a large mesh breathable bag and fill it with bay leaves, then place it in your favorite cabinets and drawers and you will smell fantastic!

  • In the vacuum cleaner:

you can scent the whole house by simply running the appliance through it! Break up some bay leaves and place them in the bag.

  • To revive colored cloths:

make an infusion with bay leaves, pour it into a basin with warm water and put on the cloths to be treated. Leave it like this for a couple of hours and you will see that the colors will be more vibrant!


Do not use laurel if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity. Always prefer dried leaves for all indicated remedies.

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