How to Get Rid of Onion Breath

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8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is also a fine remedy for getting rid of onion breath. The vinegar helps in neutralizing the odor causing bacteria. You can use apple cider vinegar in one of two ways:

  • Get half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a glass of warm water. Use this mixture to gargle your mouth for 10 seconds in a circulation until this solution is gone;
  • Mix one tablespoon each of honey, clove oil and tincture in a ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. Add a little hot water to the cup. Gargle with this solution to get rid of onion breath.

9. Parsley

One of the herbs that can help you with onion breath is parsley. Parsley has chlorophyll content and vegetable oils that will neutralize onion breath odor. Here are a few recipes:

  • Take a handful of fresh parsley leaves, dip them in white vinegar and add some salt. Chew the leaves for about a minute or two and then swallow them;
  • Alternatively, chop a few times one handful of parsley and put them into a cup with water. Add two or three whole cloves and then boil the water (5 minutes). Drink your parsley tea after you strain and cool it down;
  • It’s also a good idea to spice your onion-flavored meals with parsley to limit the odor.

10. Mint

Mint could just be the best herb to get you rid of onion breath. Mint will clear and fresh-up your bad breath and mask the onion odor. It’s all thanks to the chlorophyll which abounds in mint. Furthermore, the natural anti-septic property of mint also works against bad breath.

How to use:

  • Add a tablespoon of crushed mint leaves in a cup of hot water. Cover the cup for 10 minutes, then strain. You can add a little honey in the mix. Drink mint tea several times a day to remove onion breath completely;
  • Or just chew a few crushed fresh mint leaves right after you eat raw onions;
  • Supplement this by chewing minty gums and eating mint-flavored candies.

11. Coffee Beans


Coffee beans are another effective ingredient for eliminating bad breath.

Chewing coffee beans for a while and then spitting them out has been known to temper onion breath. Additionally, rubbing coffee beans on your hands can also help to remove the smell of onion and garlic from the skin.

12. Bread

Bread can be your friend when fighting with undesirable food odors. Bread contains carbohydrates, which deficiency can contribute to bad breath and cause other negative side-effects.

  • Eat bread together with onion-flavored food to lessen onion breath;
  • You can replace bread with others carbohydrate-rich foods.

13. Yogurt

Yogurt is not only delicious, but it’s a natural odor removal tool. Yogurt works on reducing bad bacteria and introducing good kinds of bacteria, is good for your digestion and contains a lot of essential nutrients. It further supports your immune system, helps fight high blood pressure and can lower cholesterol.

Feel free to enjoy yogurt as regularly as you enjoy onion rich food.

14. Water

Water can also be applied as a natural way to suppress onion odors in your breath.  Drinking enough water has the ability to increase the production of saliva in your mouth, which then aids in removing bacteria causing bad breath.

Another method for prompting saliva production is chewing gum; just remember to use a minty sugar-free gum for better odor suppressing results.

15. Sunflower Seeds

We finish our list of home remedies for onion breath with sunflower seeds. With its aroma, this herb can give a quick relief from any kind of bad breath.

All you need to do is to munch its seeds and drink water after you finish your meals.

At the end of the day, there is no reason to refuse to include onion in your diet just because of its after-smell. In fact, you should continue to consume onions as one of the best ingredients in your kitchen for the sake of your health. With a few of our tips you can stop worrying about onion breath.

Here are few more general tips to help you prevent the problem from getting worse:

  • Avoid alcohol beverages and cigarettes;
  • Remember to scrape your tongue carefully on a daily basis to prevent germs from developing;
  • Drink water throughout the day to encourage saliva production;

Important Note: If you have bad breath generally and haven’t determined the cause yet, sometimes food allergies can be a factor. Milk and dairy products are the usual suspects. See if you can notice a connection between eating certain food types and bad breath appearance. If you cannot find a connection yourself visit a specialist. You’ll be put on a special dietary plan designed to detect any allergies and side effects from food which will determine your potential affliction.

People are often ashamed to ask for help for bad breath. It’s a normal condition and as such very curable. However, you should try to discover and tackle the underlying cause instead of just masking its symptoms. Visit your doctor and visit a specialist. Explain your symptoms in detail and let them help you. They have heard it all before, there is no room for shame or reluctance. If it’s a food allergy or intolerance it’s very important to discover it early. Let the thought that every second person suffers from some form of bad breath give you courage, when you find courage lacking.


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