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Does anyone have any suggestions how to get the smell of onions off your hands after you finish cutting them up?

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Asked by thumpah325 at 6:20 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • BEST~~Toothpaste. Make sure your hands are fairly dry and put a gritty pasty toothpaste on them (not a gel). Rub it in good, between fingers and under finger nails. Rinse with warm to hot water. Repeat 2 or 3 times. If you still have a faint smell, apply a little underarm dedorant to your damp hands and rub in.
    Other things that will work eventually
    Peanut butter you have to rub that in for about 3-5 minutes.

    Answer by notyourmommy76 at 6:26 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I've always heard to use lemon.

    Answer by Leslie03 at 6:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • Wash hands with mustard then with soap and water.

    Answer by nana44 at 6:33 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • lemon....or they make these metal stones you can rub and i swear they work!

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 6:40 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • Okay, this is going to sound weird but if you rub your hands on stainless steel like your sink or fridge, it will get the smell off. It works for onions, garlic, fish... anything that leaves a strong smell.

    Answer by Isaacs_Mom at 6:41 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • You may want to try lemon or organge. I sometime like scented soaps as well. Sometimes a little perfume will do the trick as well!!!! Good luck. I cook alot.

    Answer by mothoflove at 6:44 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I bought a stainless steal soap bar from Pampered Chef that works like magic!

    Answer by kballard at 6:51 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I agree with a couple others ... stainless steal does the trick. WONDERFULLY!

    Answer by mom2aliltater at 7:01 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • Rub your hands on stainless steel...

    Answer by mishkaa at 10:19 AM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • Stainless steel like everyone said and rubbing your hands on aluminum foil works also!

    Answer by jaidens_mom at 11:01 AM on Jun. 20, 2008

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