Laurel is a fantastic plant and very popular not only in the garden because it has vibrant green leaves, but also around the house!
We cannot help but say that it is a valid support for many household tasks related especially to bad odors in various places in the house.
Its smell is very fresh and intoxicating, which is why some people choose to make natural perfumers to spread it throughout the rooms.
Today, however, I am going to tell you how to use it in the refrigerator and together we will see the benefits that perhaps you did not expect.
Bay leaf properties
Let’s start with what the properties of bay leaf are!
We could safely say that they are infinite since the leaves are used for a little bit of everything and also have a particular symbolism.
In reference to the latter, the laurel is the plant chosen to decorate the graduation wreath and is therefore associated with wisdom and knowledge.
So, focusing on the rest of the properties, we could say that a few bay leaves are excellent for making an infusion against stomach pains and related problems.
Its fragrance also provides relaxation and well-being , it is no coincidence that some people choose to put a sprig of laurel in the shower to inhale all the smell.
In short, a truly wonderful plant!
How to use it in the refrigerator
Once the main qualities of bay leaf have been established, let’s see how to use it in the refrigerator!
Very often , unpleasant odors are detected inside this device and the causes may be different.
Generally, foods with strong odors such as cheese or fish that have not been well preserved spread throughout the refrigerator, also impregnating other foods.
Another very common reason is leaving food to defrost in the refrigerator for more than a day. Again, a problem with bad odors is not paying attention to food that has expired or gone bad.
Well, to solve this whole series of problems, first it is good to be more careful, but above all, use the bay leaf to say goodbye to bad odors!
You will need to place a few leaves spread out on each shelf of the device and leave it there for several days.
You can also combine it with the deodorant action of baking soda, just fill a bowl with baking soda and bay leaves to have a perfect deodorant in the fridge!
Other methods with bay leaf
We said that it is beautiful in the refrigerator, but the potential of this plant does not end there!
Let’s discover the most loved and used methods with bay leaves:
- Aromatic infusion : excellent for perfuming all the rooms in the house, boil 3 or 4 bay leaves in a saucepan and then take it to all the rooms.
- Bag for cabinets and drawers – Take a large breathable mesh bag and fill it with bay leaves, then place it in the furniture and drawers of your choice and you will smell a fantastic aroma!
- When vacuuming : you can scent the entire house by simply vacuuming the device! Chop some bay leaves and put them in the bag.
- To revive colored fabrics : prepare an infusion with bay leaf, pour it into a container with warm water and put the fabrics to be treated. Leave it like this for a few hours and you will see that the colors will be more vibrant!
Do not use bay leaf in case of allergy or hypersensitivity. For all the remedies indicated, always prefer dry leaves.