Removing Garlic/Onion From Fingers

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How do I remove Garlic/Onion odor from my hands?

Removing Garlic/Onion From Fingers

After chopping up onion and garlic, the smell tends to linger on your fingers and hands. To remove the odor try rubbing salt or lemon juice on wet hands, concentrating on the finger tip and nail area where odor tends to linger.



11/2/2006 12:24:13 PM
sarah said:

You can also soap up and rub your hands on metal like the spout of the sink...this takes the smell right off.

3/13/2007 2:21:52 AM
shelliegirl said:

take a spoon and warm water and rub them together

3/13/2007 10:11:47 AM
Sarita Ramsita said:

This also works for removing fish smells from hands.

3/14/2007 5:04:44 PM
pat said:

rub fingers/hands on a stainless steel spoon under cold running water

5/16/2007 8:48:00 AM
Pat said:

The spout of the sink or your knives. Just hand wash your knife (won't work with ceramic knives) but be careful.

8/3/2007 5:00:00 AM
Beverly said:

You can get a piece of aluminum foil and rub your fingers and hands with it to remove the smell.

8/11/2007 4:42:09 AM
Richard said:

Actually, there is no need to soap your hands. Just rub your hands arou nd in your metal sink if you have one or across the dull side of a large knife or clever. Stainless steel removed the smell in a flash.

10/30/2007 12:20:09 PM
Emmie said:

Wet your hands with plain water rub your hands on stainless steel (sink or just a piece of it) soap is optional.

11/29/2008 5:29:44 PM
Jody said:

Any stainless steel item will do the job,just wet your hands with water and rub away. from sinks to taps etc you can even buy a stainless steel soap bar, specifically for this purpose

11/30/2008 12:20:59 PM
Neda said:

Also, you cam use vinegar.

12/6/2008 12:25:43 PM
ALICE said:


12/31/2008 1:08:50 PM
Dnick said:

I AGREE with Sarah. You simply grab a stainless utensil . Rub your fingers under running water and the odor's gone.

6/5/2009 8:33:25 PM
Kittie said:

washing your hands with soap and a stainless steel spoon or rubbing your soapy hands on a stainless steel sink works well too.

6/2/2011 10:16:06 AM
Anabel said:

For garlic: Simply run cold water over your fingers and DO NOT RUB. I'm from Spain, trust me (garlic experts hehe). That's the trick because rubbing pushes the oils into your skin =]


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