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Old 11-24-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Smell of garlic from my fingers!

Help please! About 2 weeks ago a friend and I made stuffed peppers. They were delicious! I chopped the garlic and thought it was lovely that my hands smelled like garlic the next day. Now, long after our delicious dinner, every time I put my fingers up to my mouth or nose, I smell garlic! I've tried different soaps, mouthwash (I know!) and even nail polish remover. Any tips? I don't want to smell garlic each time I have a bite of turkey on Thursday.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Try rubbing your hands with a lemon. I've also heard that rubbing your hands on stainless steel works (never tried that myself though) but I know the lemon wedges work well.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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Have you tried stainless steel? Take something stainless steel and rub over your hands under cold water. They actuall make a stainless steel bar of "soap" for that purpose.
How Does Stainless Steel Remove Odors?
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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Verrrry interesting ideas. I'll try the lemon first, and stainless steal second. I've heard about lemons before but had since forgot. Thanks so much ladies. At least I'm keeping away vampires ;)
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #5
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Here is another vote for the stainless steel. I would do that even before the lemon as that way if it works to your satisfaction you have not wasted a lemon. Many sink faucets are stainless steel so just wet your hands (water is an important part of this working) and rub them up and down the faucet. It does work.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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Ah you ladies rock! I just spent some time rubbing my hands on the bathroom faucet and the smell has gotten much better. I still smell it very very faintly though - so I'll do it again later. Go stainless steel!
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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Glad it worked for you.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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Also, the part of my finger that still smells of garlic is my nail --- so maybe I'll just paint my nails to cover up the smell?
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Thank you ladies and GENTLEMEN :)
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