Garlic smell can be the most unpleasant smell to your nose. We can’t stop eating garlic, but we can get rid of the garlic smell!
It must be the time of year for dirty kitchen hands. It sometimes seems like this season I wind up chopping up a lot of garlic or laboring over the slicing board trying to cut onions “as delicate as could reasonably be anticipated.” The result, apart from weepy eyes on the onion end, is that it seems like starting about November, my hands typically smell like garlic, onions, or something much weirder. Please do not mistake me: I enjoy cooking, but I dislike the stench of my hands.
Unusually, until a friend was helping out in the kitchen a few years ago and refused to chop the garlic, I had never thought of the scent of garlic on my hands after cooking as unpleasant. “I’d prefer not to cut the garlic. I’ll have smelly hands “She gave me something. With the realisation that perhaps people don’t actually like that fragrance on their hands overall, I squinted back and joyfully cut it myself. But ever since she made that observation, I’ve observed it more and more frequently over time.
Here’s how you can get rid of the garlic smell from your hands:
Many people still swear by the old trick with treated steel: when you’ve finished mincing, brush your fingers over something made of hardened steel, such a sink, spigot, or spoon, while it’s submerged in cold water. Even though I’ve never made much progress with this one in my hands’ little hiding places, it is still worth a try.
Espresso: On the other side, you may make your hands scent more enticing, like espresso. Rub a few whole espresso beans between your hands, or alternatively, if you have already ground espresso, treat yourself to a mini-spa massage and peel while using those. This method seems to be effective, albeit possibly the aroma of espresso is more alluring or it blurs more quickly.
Salt and Lemon: Scrubbing hands with just the right amount of salt and lemon might work, but take care not to irritate sensitive skin during the colder months. On the off chance that you already have dry hands or any type of prior cut, maybe not the best option – oof!
In addition, keep in mind that if none of those work, you can just use a fork to mince garlic hands-free!