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Getting rid of that garlic smell from your hands...tips?

Beach Chick Oct 27, 2010 10:14 AM

I don't know whats worse, garlic breath or garlic hands..any tips for removing the smell that seems to last for hours?
I've tried lemon juice, dryer sheet..not a latex glove chick.

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    Cathy Oct 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    Stainless steel. Rub on sink if you have one. Some small object. Just water and stainless works.

    Really: http://tinyurl.com/39z92k8

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    1. re: Cathy
      mamachef Oct 27, 2010 10:18 AM

      +1 on the faucet or sink. You will be amazed. And you will be smelly no more!!

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        nvcook Oct 27, 2010 01:31 PM

        + 2. Stainless steel, way better than only soap

      2. re: Cathy
        yfunk3 Oct 27, 2010 10:44 AM

        Ditto what everyone else said. Stainless steel anything + water. Make sure to touch the steel to every part of the skin you want the rid of the smell, which includes under the fingernails!

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        tzurriz Oct 27, 2010 10:24 AM

        Wash a teaspoon with some soap and your bare hands. No sponge, brush, or scrubby. Just a teaspoon.

        1. MandalayVA Oct 27, 2010 10:40 AM

          I use my half-cup stainless steel measuring cup. Works like a charm.

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            Beach Chick Oct 27, 2010 11:06 AM

            Are you all saying that I can rub my hands all over my double stainless steel sink and it will get rid of it with a little bit of water..that is incredible!

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            1. re: Beach Chick
              OCEllen Oct 27, 2010 11:44 AM

              Rubbing your fingers on a knife blade also works.

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                Beach Chick Oct 27, 2010 11:51 AM

                so if I run my tongue on a knife blade, will it get rid of my garlic breath?
                ; )

                1. re: Beach Chick
                  OCEllen Oct 27, 2010 12:00 PM

                  Please be careful girl!!!!!! ; )

                  1. re: Beach Chick
                    goodhealthgourmet Oct 27, 2010 08:58 PM

                    you could always lick the frame of one of your drums ;)

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                      Beach Chick Oct 27, 2010 09:40 PM

                      Ding ding ding...
                      we have a winner chicken dinner..

                      1. re: Beach Chick
                        goodhealthgourmet Oct 27, 2010 09:59 PM

                        i thought you'd appreciate that one...and i'm guessing so would many of the attendees if you did it during a gig.

                2. re: Beach Chick
                  lisavf Oct 27, 2010 02:13 PM

                  Yep, really and truly. I actually bought one of those stainless steel "soap" bars because I can roll it all around my hands, in between my fingers, etc. just like a bar of soap. It really works. Oh, but I never use water, so I'm not sure that's an important part of the equation.

                  1. re: lisavf
                    goodhealthgourmet Oct 27, 2010 08:53 PM

                    +1, i love that thing. it's one of the few unitaskers i don't regret buying :)

                  2. re: Beach Chick
                    melpy Oct 28, 2010 11:57 AM


                  3. mariacarmen Oct 27, 2010 02:00 PM

                    why would you want to?

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                    1. re: mariacarmen
                      gaffk Oct 27, 2010 03:27 PM

                      Thanks maria . . .I needed a laugh :)

                    2. Passadumkeg Oct 27, 2010 08:25 PM

                      Don't do it! Keeps vampires away while you sleep!
                      Happy Halloween.


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                        Beach Chick Oct 27, 2010 08:45 PM

                        Passadumkeg...you so rock!
                        Happy Happy...long live garlic..just not on the hands!

                        Thank's all for the great ideas..love how you roll maria!
                        ; )

                      2. JerryMe Oct 27, 2010 08:30 PM

                        I have a stainless steel sink - w/ soap and water on my hands, I rub every finger and palm all over the edge of the sink. Then rinse. It works for onion smell, too.

                        1. hill food Oct 27, 2010 08:49 PM

                          I've heard aluminum works too. but frankly I like the smell.

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                            beevod Oct 28, 2010 07:50 AM

                            Why would anyone want to get rid of the glorious smell of garlic?

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                              cheesemaestro Oct 28, 2010 08:13 AM

                              Garlic perfume, anyone? Reminds me of Eau de Stilton. A few years ago, someone in the UK was actually going to market a perfume that smelled like Stilton cheese.

                            2. jmckee Oct 28, 2010 10:29 AM

                              Salt and lemon juice.

                              As an added attraction, you can find where you nicked yourself with the knife while chopping the garlic.

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                                Erika L Oct 28, 2010 11:07 AM

                                Wash with salt. Works for cutting boards, too. Same trick works for onion smell, too.

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                                  cheesemaestro Oct 28, 2010 11:37 AM

                                  Another effective method for deodorizing cutting boards is to make a paste out of baking soda and a little water and rub it all over the board, then rinse. It works on hands, too, but stainless steel is quicker.

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                                    Beach Chick Oct 28, 2010 12:12 PM

                                    Great tip cheese!
                                    I dip my wet toothbrush in baking soda and then floss and it makes my pearly whites even whiter and makes like I just had my teeth cleaned..
                                    Probably good to do after all the garlic I eat..

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