May 5, 2014 5:23 PM Subscribe
Everyone's hands smell like onions/garlic after chopping them, unless you use gloves. I am no exception. My hands continue to smell like onions for days afterwards, despite multiple applications of soap, water, rubbing my fingers on stainless steel, using anti-bacterial odour-reducing soap, etc. I need something more effective. There's a catch or two.
posted by Athanassiel to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know there are approximately 100001 ways to remove onion smell from hands listed in all kinds of helpful sites on the internets. The most popular one seems to be rubbing stainless steel under cold running water, but this does not work for me. Also, water restrictions have never entirely gone away in my head, even though the drought has.
So: I would like answers/suggestions from people for whom the stainless steel rubbing has also not worked but who have found a solution that does. Bonus points if it does not involve lots of cold running water, either during the application of the solution or afterwards to remove the solution. Normal hand-washing amounts are ok.