The secret of bay leaves to get rid of the fried smell (you will never want to do without it)

Bay leaves

Fried odors are often persistent and can remain in the environment for some time, especially in poorly ventilated kitchens . Laurel contains essential oils with antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help neutralize odors. Let’s see how to use it then.

How to use bay leaves to neutralize fried odors

First of all you should know that you can avoid or reduce the formation of bad odors by placing bay leaves directly in the hot oil. In this way they will help give the food a delicate and unique aroma .

To eliminate bad odors after frying , add some bay leaves to a pan of water and boil it for a few minutes. The aroma released by the leaves during boiling will help mask frying odors. You can also add a few drops of essential oil from this aromatic plant to intensify the effect.

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If the odors are particularly persistent, light a bay leaf and let it burn for a few minutes. The smoke released by the leaves will make the odors disappear in no time.

Alternatively you can create homemade candles using bay essential oil or small dried twigs of this aromatic plant. By burning these candles, you can spread a pleasant aroma and purify the air.

To eliminate frying odors that have settled on kitchen surfaces , you can prepare a homemade detergent . Place some bay leaves in a spray bottle, add water and leave to infuse for a few days. Then, use the detergent to clean the surfaces.