As you know, I am a big fan of fermented foods. I make sauerkraut, pickles, dilly carrots, fermented garlic, and kefir on a regular basis. One of the most annoying things for me about fermenting is keeping track of what I fermented in what jar. I do not like for my kefir to taste like garlic! I have tried labeling my jars but even this hasn’t helped because my Fido jars have many pieces…and that garlic stink can really sneak up on you!
Yesterday I tried something pretty awesome which I knew I had to share with you! I filled up an empty (and stinky) mason jar that had been full of sauerkraut with soapy water and then I dropped in 2-3 drops of Purification essential oil or Lemon essential oil. I stirred it up and let it sit there for an hour or so. When I poured it out and rinsed it – voila! Absolutely no trace of any sauerkraut stink! Soapy water alone (and even a run through my dishwasher) didn’t take out the stink but lemon oil did!
Now I will no longer have an accidental batch of garlic tasting kefir ever again!
Have any of you ever tried this?