Last Updated on March 19, 2021
Count on us to show you the five fast and easy ways to remove garlic smell from your hands and get over and done with it. Jump right into the list!
If you cook, then you know how the odors of seasoning or worse, garlic, stick in your hands. It can be quite pesky to remove no matter how many times you washed your hands with soap or even used hand sanitizer or perfume! Those will only leave you with dry and sore hands. But worry no more because you can get that nauseating garlic smell off your fingers.
1. Use raw potatoes
You can cut a potato and rub it all over your hands to remove the bad garlic smell. You can then wash your hands with soap and water and moisturize them if you want to avoid dry hands. Raw potatoes will oxidize the thiols and thiocyanates that give garlic its strong odor. A fresh potato will do the trick better, so make sure to get it and enjoy clean and odorless fingers or hands.
2. Use mouthwash
If Listerine can be used as a foot soak to remove the smell of death off your feet, then it will definitely do a great job removing that yucky sell of garlic off your hands! You can use Listerine or any equally good mouthwash to wash your hands or soak them in a mix of lemon juice/vinegar and water for a few minutes, then use hand cream to keep them soft and healthy.
3. Coffee grounds
The smell of coffee is such a delicious one, and it’s also strong, so it will do a great job and remove garlic smell completely. All you have to do is rub garlic grounds between your hands for 30 seconds or so; it will exfoliate
your hands, and — you guessed it, it will remove the pungent smell of garlic from your hands. You might still smell some garlic on your hands even after exfoliating your hands with coffee, but you’ll notice how soft your hands will become!
4. Baking soda & salt
It seems that the best way to reduce or remove garlic smell from your hands is through exfoliation. Pour one teaspoon of salt two teaspoons of baking soda
into your hand with some water to make a paste and exfoliate your hands. The salt will exfoliate your hands, and the baking soda will help with the smell.