My eyes, the burning!
July 22, 2007 5:45 PM Subscribe
Tricks for sanitizing hands after handling very spicy peppers?
posted by adamrice to home & garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm not a pussy about spice. I can handle it. But we have some thermonuclear habaneros growing in the garden, and I chopped one today. I used some plastic wrap between it and my hand. The infernal oil penetrated or got around that. I kept my pinky elevated so at least one digit would be safe to, you know, scratch with. I washed my hands repeatedly.
I just carefully scratched near my eye with said pinky and it burns. Oh, my eyes, the burning!
Since the habanero plant is quite productive, this problem is going to repeat. I need a way to get the habanero fire-juice off me.