I believe everyone has had this happen. When chopping onions, my hands would have a strong odor of onions for hours, even after repeatedly washing them. The smell would still be there. One Christmas while chopping some onions for the dinner dressing, I told my mother, "My hands are gonna smell like onion all day!" She told me to put my hands over the sink and she poured a small amount of salt into the palm of my hand and she said, "Now rub it in as if you are washing them with the salt." I couldn't believe it, the smell was gone. Works great for garlic too. I wish I would have known this years ago.
By Tena Bean from Champaign, IL
Rubbing your hand on a stainless steel utensil works like magic too! (03/06/2007)
I've heard of rubbing lemon juice on hands. Thanks for the other suggestions! (03/07/2007)
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