Garlic Removal from Hands

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How can I get the smell of garlic off of my hands?

Garlic Removal from Hands

Chores such as cooking, kitchen cleaning and washing the dishes can leave odors behind on our hands. Nothing is worse than garlic, however. When it comes to removing garlic from your hands, prevention is key. A good way to eliminate this problem is to wear disposable rubber gloves, like surgical gloves, keeping a stock in the kitchen. If you choose not to wear gloves, wash your hands in cold soapy water, since hot water tends to seal in the odor. Rub your hands with either a cut lemon, baking soda or table salt, then wash them again with cold soapy water.Rubbing your hands over a stainless steel bowl or utensil under cold running water or rubbing your hands on the stainless steel faucet of the sink will also help. Washing dishes in a lemon-scented dish soap and warm water also helps to remove unpleasant odors from hands.



9/9/2006 12:05:33 PM
Tim Reed said:

If you want to get the smell from garlic off your hands really fast, slice a potato and rub it on the affected area. It's gone instantly !! Try it

Tim Reed

5/1/2007 12:45:48 PM
Melissa B. said:

Touching anything made from stainless steel with intantly remove garlic smell from hands. I don't know how it works, it just does.

1/15/2008 6:03:59 AM
AldoG said:

Who doesn't like the smell of garlic?

1/16/2008 12:03:35 AM
Amy said:

I cook with garlic everyday and I have no garlic smell on my hands. Stainless steel is THE way to go, rub your hands on any stainless steel utensils (I wouldn't suggest knives) or counter-tops, the smell goes away instantly. No need to reach for something that you might not have handy.

6/12/2009 10:41:51 PM
Larrilee said:

Tupperware makes a hand soap that does an excellent job of getting rid of garlic smell from hands.

9/4/2011 6:12:38 AM
jo said:

To remove the smell of garlic from hands, just run them under cold water for a short while and DO NOT RUB! It works perfectly but the key is not rubbing as it rubs the smell into the pours.


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