We all know that cutting onions can cause a few tears here and there but what most people don’t talk about is how it makes your hand smell. Now I’m not saying that onion is bad-smelling because it is the main reason why some of our food dishes smell so delicious but no one wants their hands to smell like it. So in this article, I will show you how to get onion smell ff your hands. This will work for garlic as well.
How to get onion smell off hands
First, wash your hands with warm water and then dry them with a clean cloth or paper towel. After doing that squeeze a few drops of hand sanitizer onto your hands and rub it all over This will not only clean your hands but will make them smell way better as well.
Wash with toothpaste
Squeeze some toothpaste into the palm of your hands and then rub it all over. Let the toothpaste sit on your hands for 5 minutes. After that use some warm water to rinse it off.
Pour some mouth wash onto your hands and rub it all over. Then use warm water to rinse your arm.
Scrub your hands with coffee beans
This may be somewhat surprising to some people but you can indeed use coffee beans as a way to deodorize your hands. Just rub some of the coffee beans between your hands for 1 minute. Doing this will get rid of the onion odor.
Rub your hands against stainless steel
This is rather a strange but simple method. Rubbing your hands against stainless steel materials can quickly get rid of the onion smell that’s on your hands. Just get a stainless steel utensil and rub your hands all over it and then rinse them under warm water and the onion odor should be gone in no time.
Wash hands with regular hand soap
Just wash your hands with hand soap, it’s that simple.
Scrub with lemons
I know some people say that lemon juice will remove any odor from your hands but I find it way easier to just rub the lemon slices all over my hand. For this method, all you have to do is cut a lemon in half and use one of the halves to scrub your hands. Make sure you scrub for 3 minutes. If your hands start to burn too much then it’s best to stop. After rubbing the lemon all over your arms you should then rinse them off with warm water.
The bar soap and baking soda method
First, wash your hands with a bar of soap under running water (make sure your hands are still soapy when finished) then sprinkle some baking soda all over your hands. Now rub the soap and the baking soda together for around 1 minute after that just rinse your hands.
How to prevent hands from smelling like onions
To prevent your hands from smelling like onions all you have to do is wear gloves every time you are handling them.