Performing yard work and fueling the car often leave us with smelly souvenirs. The spill that contacts our hands will have strong lingering odor that provides challenge to treat and clear.
If you have the same problems, try the following alternatives to remove it. Fresh smelled hands are no longer a dream.
These 4 ingredients work quickly to remove gas odor or smell from hands:
1. Using Baking Soda
You will need to make a paste out of it first. Mix together three parts of water and one part of baking soda in a small mixing bowl, and stir everything together until the mixture reaches paste texture.
Pour the solution to your hands and rub thoroughly for around one minute. Don’t rub too strong. You only need to make sure you are thorough, reaching the hidden parts too.
Then, rinse with flowing water. If the smell still lingers, you can try to repeat the steps two or three more times until the smell vanishes. It won’t cause any side effect.
Baking soda is also used to remove urine animal smell from carpet as described in the previous article.
2. Using Salt and Dish Detergent
First, prepare one to two teaspoons of salt in a cup and place them on the side of your kitchen sink. Then, wet your hands, followed by your fingers and palms.
Apply the dish detergent on all parts and add the salt within your hands. Rub the dish detergent and salt between your palm and all parts of your hands until clean.
You can repeat it if the smell still lingers. This method offers similar result to breaking apart the chemical bounds in grease. Depending on the effectiveness of the dish detergent, you may need to repeat it for ultimate result.
3. Using Lemon Juice
Lemon contains citric acid which will be the most affecting agent in this solution. To get rid of the gasoline smell in your hands, mix one part of lemon juice with one part of water in a cup. Stir until it mixes perfectly.
Then, use the mixture as soap on your hands. Rub thoroughly on all parts of your hands, including the hidden parts.
Rub for at least one minute for ultimate remove. You can repeat the procedure, but give it a rest after three times to prevent skin irritation if it is sensitive.
4. Using White Vinegar Splash
Vinegar has several properties that actually break the bonds of gasoline chemical properties. You don’t need to mix it with other solutions.
Use a small cup of vinegar and apply it on your hands. Make sure it touches the hidden parts as well. Then, rub your hands thoroughly for around 30 to 45 seconds.
Rinse under flowing water from your faucet. Repeat the procedure to entirely remove the smell. Depending on the condition, you may need to repeat from two to three times.
Those tricks above should help breaking gasoline chemical properties apart and remove the smell. Your hands will feel clean again. They won’t likely cause any side effect unless your skin is very sensitive.
In addition to it, the solutions are available at your house. It is recommended to immediately clean your hands to give bigger effect. Happy trying!