We all know the struggle of dealing with food odour  lingering in our house, and on us. Isn’t it embarrassing when guests enter your place and are welcomed with the unpleasant smells of desi household staples: ginger, garlic and onions?

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get rid of the embarrassment;

Kitchen Exhaust

For starters invest in a good kitchen exhaust  and half your problem is solved! The placement position is the most important trick, it can help you get rid of most of the kitchen smell.

Scented Candles

Scented Candles can do wonders for the kitchen smell, they add to the beauty and smell! Candles make pretty decoration pieces and are also said to have therapeutic qualities. Invest in various scents and colors to place in our kitchen and other parts of your house.

Air Purifiers
air purifier

Investing  in a heavy duty air purifier to get rid of the lingering smell is always a good idea. Place it in the kitchen and watch it do its magic!

Rub Stainless Steel on Hands

Vegetables like onions and garlic  leave a strong stubborn smell on your skin. Rubbing stainless steel on your hands forcibly will help reduce the odour considerably.

Counter it with other smells

The use of other more over powering smells and scents works great.
– To make your house smell of freshly baked cookies, Take a small quantity of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, and bake for a few hours. No one minds that yummy smell!
– In a saucepan of water, boil (or grind) a few cloves. It will add a spicy aroma.
– Give a fruity and refreshing smell to the kitchen, boil lemon peels and orange peels or both in a saucepan for an hour on slow heat.
– Coffee smells heavenly — roast coffee beans or freshly-ground coffee until the aroma permeates the surroundings.
– Place bowls of white vinegar at different locations in the kitchen. Vinegar absorbs all the nasty smells.
– Put vanilla-soaked cotton swabs around your kitchen.
– Place bowls of baking soda around your kitchen. You can also boil the baking soda and let it simmer for some time.
– Add a Bakhoor burner in your kitchen, don’t we just love that strong overpowering Arabic scent!