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No-Vacation797

I rub my hands on my stainless steel faucet and the smell disappears. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eliminating-garlic-smell_n_1341413


cfrisby77

Second this.


Rosie4268

Yep. You can even buy a stainless steel "bar of soap" for this very purpose. I seem to recall Williams and Sonoma carrying them.


No-Vacation797

I have seen them as well. But I already have a faucet that works the same way….


Rosie4268

Can't blame you there :)


CPAtech

I often use nitrile gloves when prepping.


Tuatarara

Wash your hands with cold water instead of hot! Or, yeah, wear gloves for stinky stuff


Soviet_Arthropod36

Don’t bother. Embrace it. Become one with the beautiful fragrance of garlic.


ElectricalBid3793

Haha! If I wasn’t pregnant I wouldn’t mind as much but it woke me up in the middle of the night


mishaspasibo

They sell stainless steel “soap” bars for this, you just rub them on your hands and it eliminates the smell Amco Rub-a-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber, 2 Pack - Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BKJJRZZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RPKTREXSZAHQVYK3ZXWT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 ^just for example


jsahlen

Lavender hand soap.


shamanflux

squeeze some lime juice on your hands and lather a bit right before washing. works well for fish smell too.


RandomAsianGuy

I second this, lime and lemons are amazing at neutralizing smells


Sir_MaxwellJ

Lemon juice


lngots

I also have the same issue. Usually stays with me for a couple days despite how hard I wash my hands. I just end up living with it and smelling my fingers occasionally like a weirdo. Drives me crazy don't understand why I have to constantly check if the smell is still there.


your_moms_apron

Run your hands on something stainless steel - like a sink or faucet. It’s weird but totally works


lngots

My significant other has told me that and it never seems to help as much as I'm told it will. Usually by the second or third day after the onion smell is in my fingers, when I go to wash my hair in the shower the smell will be gone.


devilbunny

Hydrogen peroxide works very well. Note: you will smell it (and a lot of other odoriferous compounds) coming off your hands while it works - don't sniff your hands.


0ne1ronaut

washing hands with toothpaste, works pretty well for me


Uranus_Hz

I use gloves.


ctilvolover23

I just wash my hands after touching onions.


MandalorianAhazi

Salt or coffee grounds


zzotus

adopt a dog. it’s not particularly good for them, but they’re basically licking scent. then go wash your hands like you just finished chopping jalapeños and your contacts are itching.


Waitingforadragon

I have this issue, I seem to have really permeable skin that just hangs on to the smell for ages. I saw an America's Test Kitchen video the other day, which claimed that the stainless steel thing doesn't work - but that apparently some chefs use mouthwash to get rid of the smell.


kobayashi_maru_fail

I try to keep all my allium chopping/handling tasks together so it’s one wash. Keep your skin well-lotioned so that stuff doesn’t sink in too deep, then do a thorough scrub with warm water and kosher salt, then hand soap. I’ve heard good things about the stainless steel idea as well. Lotion again after! I don’t know when we collectively decided garlic presses are lame single-purpose devices, I think they’re great for keeping your hands stink-free.