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Get Sweet-Smelling Hands Fast

Get Sweet-Smelling Hands Fast

Anyone who cooks knows what it’s like to have oniony, garlicky, or fishy-smelling hands. Here are some simple and effective tips for making hands that have been exposed to pungent odors smell sweeter fast!

Included are the easy instructions for making a miracle-working deodorizing pad that will effectively sweeten away odors from just about anything.

For pungent garlic hands:
Dry-wash your hands with coffee-grounds. The ground will absorb the garlic smell.

For onion hands:
Roll fresh leaves of parsley between your hands. The parsley will neutralize the smell of onion.

For “fishy” hands:
Rub hands with vinegar or lemon juice to relieve the fishy smell.

Special deodorizing scrub pad for any kind of smelly hands:
Obtain some dried lovage herb. Place dried lovage in a small muslin or cheesecloth bag. When needed, run the bag under hot tap water and rub the pad over your hands to remove clinging odors. It works wonders.

Read more: Beauty, Hands & Feet

Adapted from Natural Hand Care by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Natural Hand Care by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg (Storey Books, 1998).

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8:34PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Rubbing your hands on stainless steel works! You get one's shaped like a bar of soap

12:32PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thank you.

5:33AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thanks for....

5:04PM PST on Jan 4, 2013


1:17PM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Thanks Annie.

10:46AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:11PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

im a little skeptic.. but ill try

12:35AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:44PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

lovage??? ty

7:47PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Good tips, thanks for sharing.

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