Persistent garlic or onion odor on your hands? Rub your hands with one of the following:

  • A small piece of tomato pulp
  • A few coffee grounds mixed with a small amount of water
  • A paste of dry mustard and warm water

Or give the most unique solution of all a try… hold all five fingers of one hand on the handle of a stainless steel fork or spoon and immerse your hand in running cold water for a few minutes. Repeat with the other hand. This really works!

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I had heard of the stainless steel trick, but not he others. Thanks, I hate when my hands smell like garlic!


Interesting tip! I never heard of the stainless steel utensil and cold water before! I usually just use lemon juice to remove the odor.

Thanks for sharing!


I always just rub my hands on the stainless steel of the sink.