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Fingers smell?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hiyaaaaa!

Right, I've became a proper wee domesticated cook since a week ago..and I've been using fresh ingredients for pretty much all my meals. Smelly ones at that; garlic, red onions, cod etc..

But the annoying thing is that my fingers SERRRRRRRRIOUSLY stink for a few days after, even after showers/multiple handwashes etc.

Any tips on how to rid the smell quicker?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lemon works well for getting rid of garlic smells
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote: »
    Lemon works well for getting rid of garlic smells

    As in just dabbing lemon juice oooooor, rubbing a bit of lemon all over? Sorry to be really thick. :blush:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    when i've been cooking with lemon and garlic, i use the old bits of lemon, rub them all over my hands then wash with soap. I suppose you could just use juice then wash your hands. There is an antibacterial handwash that's supposed to remove onion, garlic and fish odours but can't remember which one it is.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote: »
    Lemon works well for getting rid of garlic smells

    yep and parsley
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Rub your hands with salt. Salt draws out the smell. Then just wash your hands normally.

    Works with most smells.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wondered if this should have been in the sex forum when i read the title!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know why your fingers really smell!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You need something like this stainless steel soap bar! I have one and believe it or not it works really well!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    one of my friends has one of those steel soap bars, they're amazing...if they work for you, they'll work on her dad and brother but not on her sisters or mother. (yes i know i have too much free time).

    Also lemon helps a lot....il hubby and his cousin always eat this stinky arabic fish stuff at their aunts and if they dont wash their hands with lemons/limes their hands will stink of the spices and fish smell for days.

    Id say try the lemons first, is they dont work then give the steel soap thing a go.
  • JadedJaded back for more Posts: 2,682
    I third the recommendation for the stainless steel soap bar, apparently they work on a molecular level - whatever, they still work on everyone I know.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Another recommendation is that when you wash your hands, do so with cold water rather than warm. Using warm water opens the pores up and allows the smell to get trapped in!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    wtf? steel soa! that's really weird, can't get my head around how that works.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dog shit usally covers up garlic well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dog shit usally covers up garlic well.

    Its when you post stuff like that, that we are reminded how young you are :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote: »
    yep and parsley

    isn't parsley good for getting rid of garlic breath if you chew a little after eating garlic foods?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its when you post stuff like that, that we are reminded how young you are :p

    But My statement was correct, if flawed and impratical :(
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    Addict wrote: »
    isn't parsley good for getting rid of garlic breath if you chew a little after eating garlic foods?

    :yes: it is indeed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't bother with the specialist steel soap ...just rub your hands on your steel sink or toaster or whatever :yes::thumb:
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