Neutralise Smelly Kitchen Hands With Lemon Juice

If you can't seem to get stubborn smells off your hands after cooking, a little lemon juice can fix what soap and water can't.

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Though lemon juice will mask a lot of scents, Gabrielle Taylor at WonderHowTo points out that it does a particularly good job at eliminating fishy smells. This works because the citric acid from the fruit neutralises the smelly amines from the fish and turns them into less-offensive salts.

Just rinse your hands in a mixture of lemon juice and water, and the fishy smell should be all but eliminated. The same trick should also work on sponges and wooden cutting boards that might have absorbed some any of the fish oils while you prepared the meal.

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