Everyone wants a home that smells good, especially in the winter! However, an increasing number of people are avoiding synthetic perfumes because, in addition to being expensive, the smell is lacking, not to mention the allergenic effects. But are there any healthier alternatives? Learn why you should use bay leaves.
With the current trend oriented towards organic and natural, we are seriously beginning to ask ourselves questions about home fragrances that contain artificial ingredients that could harm our health. The key is to turn to nature.
Why do you have to put bay leaves on the radiator?
Room sprays, home air fresheners and interior fragrances… This is the promise of a natural, good quality product that offers a feeling of well-being and creates a soothing environment at home. But is it true? These products that you love so much are made of harmful components that can harm your respiratory system . In reality, companies concentrate their efforts on the level of multisensory marketing in order to promote their business and unfortunately, consumers see nothing but fire. So, in order to spread a fresh and above all natural scent throughout the house, here is what to do.
Place bay leaves on the radiator
By putting a few bay leaves on the radiator , you will be amazed by the smell they will give off in just a few minutes and which can last for days. To do this :
- Turn on your heater and wait for it to warm up
- Put a handful of bay leaves directly on the radiator (you can also put them in a container filled with water that resists heat and place it all on the radiator)
- Let it act like this, the longer the bay leaves are in contact with the heat, the more pronounced the smell will be.
In addition to being an aroma that smells pleasantly good, bay leaf is also a powerful deodorant that neutralizes and eliminates bad odors .
What to do with dried bay leaves?
If you opt for the first method, the bay leaves will become dry. You can put them in a bag and make an herbal tea whenever you want.
Another method with bay leaves, allows you to enjoy its subtle and soothing aroma. Just burn a few bay leaves in a container and let the smell permeate your interior. Economical and natural, this plant cleans the ambient air without presenting a health hazard.
The next time you’re feeling stressed, insomniac, anxious, in a bad mood, or just need to scent your home, turn on your heater, pull out a couple of bay leaves, and enjoy their benefits.