Tips To Remove That Fishy Smell From Hands And Cooking Surfaces
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Non-vegetarians love eating fish and all for the right reasons. Each fish has its unique taste and flavour that tantelises the taste buds. As much as you love eating fish, the pungent smell on your hands and cooking surfaces can be severely off-putting. If you had cooked fish for your guest, but your fingers, hands, and cooking surfaces what would you do then? 

Well, it is a common phenomenon that cooking or eating fish leaves behind a stinky smell on the hands, fingers, and cooking surfaces. Although you can empty a bottle of perfume and lotion or detergent, there are several natural home tips and tricks with which you can get rid of the unappealing smell.   

Here are five simple tricks that can effectively remove the fishy smell and keep your kitchen fresh. Take a look:  

  • Lemon Juice 

This acts as a natural deodouriser with a pleasant citrus scent that neutralises fish odours. You can remove the smell from your hands by squeezing fresh lemon juice onto them, rubbing it thoroughly, and rinsing with warm water. For cooking surface, you can create a solution of lemon juice and water and wipe the countertops, chopping boards, and utensils. The acidity in lemon juice breaks down the odour-causing molecules, leaving a fresh, clean scent behind.  

  • Baking Soda  

Owing to its alkaline nature, baking soda is an excellent odour absorber. To remove fish smell from your hands and fingers, make a paste with baking soda and water rub it throughout, and rinse thoroughly. To clean the surfaces, sprinkle baking soda on the area and let it sit for a few minutes, and scrub it off with damp sponge or cloth. This method, not only neutralises odours but also cleans the surface.  

  • Vinegar  

Another powerful odour neutraliser that is kept in the kitchen is vinegar. Remove the smell from your hands by washing it with equal parts of vinegar and water. Rinse thoroughly with warm water thereafter. Clean the cooking surface by mixing one part of vinegar with two parts of water and use this solution to wipe down the areas. The acidity of the vinegar helps to break down the fish oil that causes the odour.    

  • Toothpaste  

This isn’t just useful for cleaning your teeth but also works as an excellent eliminator for fish odours from hands and surfaces. The presence of mild abrasives and fresh scent helps remove and mask the odour. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to your hands and fingers and run thoroughly, later rinsing off with warm water. For surfaces, spread a thin layer of toothpaste and scrub gently with a sponge and wipe clean with a damp cloth.  

  • Coffee Grounds  

Coffee grounds work as an excellent deodouriser that can effectively remove fish smell from your hands and cooking surfaces. Take a handful of used coffee ground between your hands and rub for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. The grounds act as an exfoliant while their natural oils help to mask and eliminate fish odours. For surfaces, use coffee grounds as a scrub to help remove the pungent smell.