One ingredient that should never be missing in the home is bay leaves! This plant with vibrant green leaves possesses a very welcome and fresh scent that is used in different areas of the environment. In addition, not only does it represent the plant of wisdom, associated with the achievement of a goal such as graduation, but it also has a soothing and relaxing smell! Let’s see together all the ways to use laurel in the home!
For Colorful Cloths
Did you know that laurel is a great ally for colored cloths? Well yes! Our Grandmothers teach us that it is great for reviving the colors of fabrics by giving up all those chemicals and pollutants. You need to put about 7 bay leaves to infuse in a pot with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. When it comes to a boil, turn off the flame and pour it into the basin with lukewarm water, soak the cloths to be treated inside and wait a few hours. Rinse thoroughly, then move on to machine wash. They will have regained their fantastic scent!
Having a scented kitchen at all times is most important to make sure that food odors do not soak into every nook and cranny. Using it is super simple, you will need to put 4 bay leaves to infuse in a small pot, heat until it comes to a boil, then turn off the flame. At this point you can leave the saucepan on the stovetop so that the smell spreads everywhere, also removing any stench. Alternatively, pour it into a container of your choice and place it on the cabinets. I recommend doing this even while you are cooking so it captures all the smells!
In the bathroom
Laurel is a great plant that can also be used in the bathroom, do you know the sprig trick? Well, it’s super simple! You will need to take a laurel sprig and place it in the shower, near the shower head, but making sure that the drops do not get on the leaves. When you take a shower, all the water vapor will pass through the leaves and a fantastic scent will be released that will stay in the bathroom for a long time! In addition, taking a shower with laurel scent also has beneficial and relaxing properties!
Ever put it in the vacuum cleaner?
A few bay leaves in the vacuum cleaner is a great strategy to scent the whole house at no cost! All you’ll need to do is simply put some chopped bay leaves inside the bag; you can choose the amount based on the intensity of the scent you want. Once you have done this step, you will find that when you use the appliance all the smell will remain in the rooms of the house! When, after a few days, you feel that the smell is gone, it is time to change the leaves or check the vacuum cleaner bag.
Closet bags are an inexpensive, quick and effective remedy for smelling all your clothes for a long time! They can be made with several natural methods, but one of the most beloved is, of course, our beloved bay leaf. So, if you want the scent of this wonderful plant when you open your closet all you have to do is put some leaves in a breathable bag. You can even make one for each corner of the closet so as to intensify the scent!
Out on the balcony
The last trick we see with laurel is out on the balcony! This plant has many resources and is great to put outside for a variety of reasons, let’s see the most important ones! First, the laurel has very bright and fantastic green leaves, so making an arrangement with the leaves that also reminds a bit of a wreath is a good solution to beautify the balcony. Then the leaves purify the air by making it cleaner, so it is always good to counter some of the pollution coming from outside. Also, among the main reasons people put laurel outside the balcony is that it drives away insects, creating a real barrier!
Do not use laurel if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity.