Onions are a tasty and healthy addition to many dishes. However, they tend to leave a pungent odor on your hands after chopping that can linger. Can baking soda quickly and easily remove onion odor from your hands?
- Better for you – baking soda is natural and safe to use every day
- Saves money – baking soda is a cheap alternative to specialty soaps
- Convenient – baking soda is a staple of almost all western kitchens
- A little more messy and tricky to use vs hand soap
We love onions at our house. I add them to any dish where they makes sense, and usually toss in extra. Even the kids sneak bites of raw onions as I prep dinner. But after dicing a giant raw onion, my hands tend to get that unpleasant onion-y smell.
I’d heard that scrubbing with baking soda could quickly remove that onion smell from your hands. So, last week after chopping up a ton of onions for a lasagna sauce, I pulled out the baking soda. I sprinkled a small pile into the palm of a hand and added just enough water to make a paste. I scrubbed and rubbed the baking soda paste all over my hands then rinsed with water.
A quick sniff test told me that it worked! There was no more scent of onion on my hands. Another Green Idea Success!
What quick and easy green tips do you use in the kitchen?
P.S. I feel like I have to tell you – the cheap hand soap I have by my kitchen sink worked just as well!