The smell of food can be something beautiful. You are making food – it smells great. You are eating the food – it smells even better. You have it all. The taste is great and you are enjoying your meal. One place where you don’t want to smell your food? Well, that would be on your hands. We all know that this can be a problem sometimes, so we are going to present you 10 different kitchen hacks that can help you remove the food smells from your hands.
10. Lemon Juice
It’s great for neutralizing odors from the pungent foods. It is best against the smell of a fish. Amines that cause fishy odor have no chance against Citric acids and they are turned into ammonium salts. Try washing your hands with lemon juice and you will see the difference.
9. Stainless Steel
Rub your hands on the stainless steel or wash a few spoons or knives in order to get rid of smells. You can even by a stainless steel soap. One thing about this method that sucks is that Wikipedia says that scientific evidence of the efficacy of this method is lacking.
8. Coffe Grounds
This is plain and simple. Take coffe beans or grounds, rub them on your hands, then use the soap and water. The nastly smells are all gone. You can use this if you like the smell of the coffee.
7. Baking Soda
Good old baking soda. What can’t she do? Add about one teaspoon of all-mighty baking soda when you already put the soap on your hands.
Rub. You’ll see the results. Just never forget to have baking soda around, you never know why you might need it.
If you like that minty smell, you can just wash your hands with the toothpaste. If you want to avoid it, wash your hands one more time with the soap after you already washed them with the toothpaste.
5. Cold Water
You may not have some of these items around you, but you for sure have cold water in your household. Heat will only allow the oils from whatever is on your hands to stay there longer. This is going to get the job done.
It’s great against the garlic breath, but it can also help you with the smell on your hands. It asorbs odors. Rub it between the hands and wash them afterwards. You can thank us later.
If your hands are not cut in any way, shape or form, rubbing table salt is a good method. We suggest you do it twice before you use your soap to finish the job. It’s very simple, yet very effective.
2. Latex Gloves
Well, these other items on the list are useful if your hands already smell. On the other hand, latex gloves can be used to avoid the odors entirely. You an easily prevent this problem by using these every time you chop something that you don’t like the smell of.
1. Olive oil
No Latex Gloves? Don’t worry, just use a drop or to of the olive oil or the cooking spray before you take garlic into your hands. It’s going to prevent the smell from sticking to your hand as badly as it would have hadn’t you used one of these two items. Don’t use too much of it though, your hands can get very slippery.