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Oct 27, 2010 10:14 AM

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

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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  1. 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

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

      1. re: mamachef

        + 2. Stainless steel, way better than only soap

      2. re: Cathy

        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!

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

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

          1. What!?!?
            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

              Rubbing your fingers on a knife blade also works.

              1. re: OCEllen

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

                  1. re: Beach Chick

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

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

                      1. re: Beach Chick

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

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  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

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

                    1. re: mariacarmen

                      Thanks maria . . .I needed a laugh :)