Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

If you aren’t careful with hot peppers like jalapeƱos, you’ll get the burning oils on your hands. Ouch. Once on your hands, they will transfer anywhere. Double ouch. Clean up those hands with some bicarb soda.

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We've covered using oil and milk to ease the pain and give you some relief. The principle here is the same: the bicarb soda absorbs some of the oil from your skin.

The Kitchn explains:

Make a thick paste of bicarb soda and water and apply it directly to your hands. Leave it on until it dries before washing off.

Bicarb soda is also the least expensive solution, and something you're likely to have around the kitchen. Check out the link for some other remedies for pepper burn.

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