I dehydrated garlic in my garage a couple of days ago and now I need to remove the strong garlic odor in the garage -- any ideas?
I have left the garage door open for hours and have run the dehydrator with a bowl of white vinegar.
When you see advice to eat lemon, apples, or milk to eliminate garlic breath, it's the polyphenols in those things that break down the compounds in garlic that cause the smell. Tea, both green and black, is high in polyphenols. Try putting some strong green tea in a misting-type spray bottle and treating the air and the surfaces.
Soak some cotton balls in Peppermint Oil(available @ Whole Foods Market) and leave in a disposable container in the Garage. Replenish the oil as needed until odor is gone. This oil is not extract, and it is not edible.
I had a dead squirrel in my attic (in an unreachable area) in the summer time and my house smelled soooooooo bad. This dissipated the odor. It took a few weeks, but it worked! The garlic smell probably won't take that long to be gone.
You can also try leaving an OPEN bag of charcoal in the garage. The charcoal will absorb the odor.