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How To Not Smell of Garlic

Jana G.Jana G.
Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova

Garlic is a tasty and healthy spice, but sometimes its aroma can create a feeling of discomfort, especially if you have to meet up with a lot of people.

To avoid this unpleasant effect of garlic, there are a few tricks you can apply.

If you want your salad to taste like garlic, but you don't want your breath to smell like this spice, don't add it to the salad, just rub the salad bowl with a clove of garlic before putting the products in it.

To prevent the saturated aroma of garlic from remaining on the cutting board, dip the garlic cloves in oil before finely chopping them. Then wash the board with lemon juice.

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To prevent your hands from smelling of garlic after cooking, rub them with coffee grounds and then wash them thoroughly with warm water. The same is achieved if you wash your hands with lemon juice.

You can also rub your hands with plain table salt and then rinse them, or with baking soda. The same effect is obtained if you rub the skin of your hands with the flat side of a stainless steel knife.

To suppress the smell of garlic in your mouth, drink a glass of ayran, to which you have added half a bunch of finely chopped parsley, salt, black pepper and a tablespoon of lemon juice.

If you drink a little fresh milk or yogurt before consuming garlic, it will greatly reduce its aroma in your breath. The smell of garlic disappears if you chew a little fresh parsley after eating it.

If, after eating garlic, you want to remove the smell, eat a handful of walnuts. Mushrooms and basil also remove the smell of garlic from the mouth.

Boil a few cloves in 200 milliliters of water and rinse your mouth with this decoction. You can chew a clove to remove the unpleasant odor.