How Essential Oils Mask Kitchen Smells When Cooking

Have you ever been cooking fish for a dinner party and realize that you have a problem on your hands… your kitchen stinks. This is a common problem and often is dealt with by opening a window or just waiting it out. In some cases, people even avoid cooking fish for this very reason. A lot of times people turn to spraying air fresheners that contain elements that are toxic and really shouldn’t be sprayed around food. There are many ways to utilize essential oils to mask and eliminate these bad kitchen smells.

Use a Diffuser

Diffusers are becoming more and more popular and are the easiest way to release essential oils into the air in a dose that is not overpowering and just the right amount for what you need. There are several different types of diffusers, and the one that we found to be the most effective is by Nature’s Truth that we got at our local Walgreens. The diffuser uses water and several drops of essential oil to work. For fish and kitchen smells we found that the best essential oil was lemon. The lemon cut through the smell the fastest and had no lingering smells as time went on.

If you know that you are going to be cooking a potentially stinky, but delicious meal, you can turn on your diffuser before cooking to start off with the right scent. This way the bad kitchen smell is never overwhelming.

Use a Spray Bottle

Using essential oils in spray bottles have become popular and are easy to setup. If your dinner party as coming over soon and you need to get rid the bad kitchen smell right away, this might be the preferred method for you. We still recommend using the lemon essential oil to eliminate the odor and spray as needed. Do not spray on or near food, essential oils are only for external use.


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