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How do you get onion smell out of your hands!!

at work i touch onions a lot and i've tried to scrub my hands none stop but i can still smell icky onion. blahhh

So comment if you know anything thanks!

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Asked by nicole0709442 at 3:47 AM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I wear gloves.

    Answer by sbcfmmsb1959 at 3:50 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • apply salt to wet hands and scrub a little rinse!

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 4:06 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Lemon works actually. I just use a little lemon juice with anti-bacterial soap after I work in the kitchen. It helps with many things, such as garlic/ginger/onion/etc. There's even a lemon-based soap on the market for hand washing in the kitchen.


    Answer by Razelda at 4:11 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • also use cold water, warm water will open pores in your hand trapping the smell.........I kniow this sounds weird, but I remembered my grandma using stainless steel utensils to wash her hands, like the sink or your faucet. It does work byw....a little weird, but it works

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 4:17 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Lemon juice with a little salt. It also works as a great exfolliant just be careful you don't have any cuts on your hands. Ouch!

    Answer by Sparklecoon at 4:22 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I agree with michigan mom about the stainless steel.

    When I was a teenager I worked in a fast food restaurant and I handled raw onions all the time. If you run cold water and rub your hands vigorously over stainless steel (the sink is best, but you can use a serving spoon, or whatever), then it will get rid of the onion smell. You don't even need to use soap or anything else - just cold water and stainless steel.

    lol, of course, this just gets rid of smell, not germs or anything, so I would wash with soap afterward... :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 4:27 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • When you wash your hands, rub them over the stainless steel sink and the smell will come right off! :)
    I couldn't believe how easy this worked!

    Answer by Droyal14u at 4:29 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • lemon juice

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:44 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Softsoap makes an "odor neutralizing hand soap" called Kitchen Lemon. It gets every scent off my hands, I'm so glad I found it!

    Answer by EBee12 at 9:30 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I use lemon

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:33 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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