Bay leaves have been known for centuries for their medicinal properties. Nowadays, in addition to their culinary contribution, they are also used in herbal medicine. In this article, discover another little-known virtue of this plant: perfume the house. Unpleasant odors can be present in your home for many reasons. Fortunately, you do not have to resort to chemical-based air fresheners. To get rid of them and enjoy a pleasant scent at the same time, all you need is 3 bay leaves.

Why does my house smell bad?

  • Garbage and trash: if you don’t clean garbage cans and trash containers regularly, they can give off a bad smell.
  • Pets: they can leave unpleasant odors, especially if they have cleanliness issues or are territorial.
  • Mold: If you have problems with moisture or water leaks in your home, this can lead to the growth of mold and fungi that give off an unpleasant odor.
  • Rotten food: If you have food that has been sitting in your refrigerator or pantry for too long, it can rot and give off a bad odor.
  • Tobacco: If you smoke in your home, it can leave a cigarette smell in fabrics, woodwork and walls.
  • Household chemicals: some products can give off a strong, unpleasant odor when used.

How to perfume the house with 3 bay leaves?

One of the easiest and fastest ways to spread a pleasant smell in the house without using chemicals is to burn some bay leaves. To do this, simply place 3 bay leaves in a clay pot and then burn them. From then on, the smoke spreads throughout the house to perfume it.  It should be noted that no more than 3 bay leaves should be burned at the same time.

Bay leaves also have other benefits

While the spice bay leaf can spread a pleasant fragrance throughout the house, it can also calm you down and attract abundance and positivity. In fact, it’s also known for its spiritual benefits. Here’s how you can benefit from it:

Laurel leaf tea for relaxation and stress relief

If it is common to use bay leaves in the preparation of several dishes, it is also possible to use them as an infusion to enjoy a tea with a subtle spicy flavor. In fact, this infusion has a tonic and stress-relieving effect that you can enjoy daily. So, if you suffer from anxiety and have an anxious mind, do not hesitate to consume it once or twice a day. If you are a yoga lover, you can also use its calming effect as a supplement. Hence, you can consume it before your meditation session or any other yoga exercise.

Performing full moon and new moon rituals

If you are used to performing lunar rituals, bay leaves can be of great benefit to you. In fact, they attract good energies, especially those related to abundance. By using them to celebrate the new moon, they can help you fulfill your desires. To use them for this purpose, burn a leaf on which you have written your wishes. You can also put one in your wallet. In addition, you can also use bay leaves to dispel negativity during lunar rituals. To do this, you just need to burn a few leaves to cleanse your home, or simply drink a tea made from bay leaves to relieve yourself.

Cleanse your body and your home with salt and bay leaf

If you want to practice rituals to attract luck, money or love, you can use salt in addition to bay leaves. This spice can also be used to perform an energetic cleansing. You can use it alone by placing bowls filled with sea salt in each room of the house to cleanse your interior. At the same time, you can make a bath with bay leaves and salt.  The leaves and salt work harmoniously together to cleanse and invigorate the body and mind. However, note that besides the benefits and fragrance for which this plant is known, its spiritual contribution depends mainly on your state of mind.