I posted this in the lounge area as well, but thought someone here might know too ... is there any trade secret to getting an onion smell out of your house? My dh cut one up this morning for a pot of chili and that is alllllll I can smell .. its too cold to open up any windows and I have my candles burning but its still so strong!
My hubby made us bbq on Sunday and our house smelled like it for 2 days! So I understand your situation! I just had to air out the house and I turned off the air conditioner but kept the fan still running. You may just have to suffer through the coldness b/c you'll have a hard time covering up that odor. You could try leaving out a few containers of baking soda or white vinegar to help absorb the smell but I think your best bed would be to open the windows and put on a jacket. Good luck!
I've heard that lemon or citrus oils will take the smell of onion and garlic off of your hands or hard surfaces....but, not sure about air!! But, they say to rub the rind/zest part on your hands to remove the smell.
Try putting a capful of tea tree oil in a cup of water and placing that in a spray bottle to spray around the house. Tea tree doesn't just cover up smells, it actually absorbs them. It would be interesting to see whether it works on onion, though!!!
thanks for the replies everyone ... do you know where to find tea tree oil at?
I like to put cinnamon and cloves in a pot of water, bring it to a boil and then let it simmer on the stove. Makes it smell like you're baking something.
You can get tea tree oil at a chemist or health shop.
memie that does sound nice ... especially on such a cold day! I like to burn a "linen" scented candle .. that way it smells like Ive been doing laundry all day! LOL
I LOVE the linen scented candles. I also like the linen scented gel air fresheners. I keep one in my truck and one in all my closets.
hmmm .. not sure what you mean by gel air freshner? But I would be more then willing to go out looking for them if you knew where you purchased them?
I rub lemon over my kitchen counters, then wipe it off with a wet cloth. Then grind the peel through the disposal.
Usually gets rid of it.
I buy them from my grandson's school fundraiser. But they're made by Yankee Candle and I have bought them from Linens and Things.
I put lemon in my disposal also
Also if you rub the lemon on granite it will soak the smell up
even if it is cold, open enough windows to create a cross ventilation, turn off the heat, turn on the central fan, and go out for 2 hours. when you get back reverse everything and cuddle up for a few hours until it all warms up. I've done that after a house party in the middle of winter just to air the place out and it seems to work.
thanks everyone .. since my dhs car is in the shop he is using mine this week which leaves me stranded here at home .. I finally decided to crack my patio door and my office window which will give me a cross ventilation ... I dont have granite countertops just cheap formica? ones .. anyways with the windows open the smell seems to be lifting a little .. thanks for the replies everyone!