We’ve all been there… Tears streaming down our faces as we determinedly continue cutting onions! With as much canning as I tend to do, and all the bulk cooking too, I’m often cutting large quantities of onions.
What I’m about to share with you is one of my all time favorite kitchen tips. Cutting onions without tears is seriously magical!
And believe me, before this I had tried EVERYTHING to free myself from the pain (because it’s not just tears!) of cutting onions!
Lighting a match, nope. But hey, now I want birthday cake.
Chewing gum… Wrong again.
Cold onions don’t make you cry right? I WISH!
And so on and so on.
Finally, my amazing husband got so tired of my eyes killing me after a long day of cooking, that he did some research. And what he found was a downright miracle!!
The Weird Trick for Cutting Onions without Tears
5 drops of any pure citrus essential oil (Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit, Orange) placed in my diffuser next to me while I chop keeps me pain and tear free!
What? How, you ask??
It turns out that limonene in the citrus oils bind with the oil from the onions that causes tears… and then it just goes away without stopping to bother you!
Yes, this really works. Yes, I do it every time I have to cut onions. Yes, it works for other people too!
Where Do I Find These Oils?
Don’t know what to do with all the other oils?
That’s ok! There are 11 oils that come with the kit, so it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed.
Not to worry! I will mail you a custom booklet outlining each and everything oil and how to use it when you order with this link :-)