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.

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).


W. C
W. Cabout a year ago

Thank you.

William C
William Cabout a year ago


Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath5 years ago

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

Shanti S.
S S5 years ago

Thank you.

paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Thanks for....

Marianne B.
Marianne B5 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Duane B.
.6 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Maria Cantillo
Maria Cantillo6 years ago

im a little skeptic.. but ill try

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola6 years ago

Thanks for the article.