If so, there are a few reasons why you maybe looking for the answer online. The first option, is that you are a fisherman and after spending a whole day out on the water you just want to get rid of that fish smell. The second reason is you are secretly fishing behind your wife’s back and you don’t want her to find out. Don’t worry, I won’t tell her.
In this post, we will discuss 7 ways to get that fish smell off your hands.
How To Get Fish Smell Off Your Hands
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- Baking Soda
- Baby Wipes
- Lemon Juice
- Dish Soap
- Stainless Steel
Baking Soda. The first on our list is baking soda. We like this option the best because it is affordable and most people have baking soda sitting around the house. The best way to use it is to put a few scoops in your hand. Next, use a little water (some people substitute lemon juice) to make it a lather and lather up your hands. Once you feel like they are well covered you can rinse with water. Not only will this work to take the smell off your hands, but it will also help to take the smell off your clothes as well. Just throw in a scoop of baking soda with your next load of laundry. That way, she will never know you went fishing, but she might find it odd that you are doing your own laundry.
Toothpaste. It may sound like an old trick, but let me tell you, this will remove that fishy smell in no time. Simply squeeze a dab of toothpaste on your hands and lather away. Once your hands are completely covered you can rinse it off. We have found that toothpaste that contains baking soda works best. The best part about using toothpaste is that you can even using it on your fishing tools such as your fillet knife, cutting board, flipflops, your watch (make sure it is waterproof before trying it out) or anything else that you don’t want to be smelling like fish.
Baby Wipes. Sometimes we just want to get in a little fishing before going to work, school or an important event. The last thing we want to do is go home and clean up. What options do we have in such a situation? Baby wipes. They make for a great option because they are be bought in just about any store and they don’t take up a lot of space if you want to throw them in your backpack or car. Simply take one or two out of the bag, wipe and dispose. It is that easy.
Lemon Juice. Another great option to making your hands smell fresh is lemon juice. When choosing this option I have found that the freshest is the best. So cut up a few lemons and squeeze the juice in one hand. Then spread in onto both hands and give them a scrub. Once you feel like it is complete you can rinse your hands. One of the drawbacks with just lemon juice is sometimes we want to have a thick soap go get off all that scum and nastiness. If so, as we mentioned earlier you can pair it up with baking soda to create a nice thick lather. Don’t have any lemons in the house? You can also try using other citrus fruits such as an orange or mandarin.
Dish Soap. If you don’t have lemon juice at home you can also try some dish soap. Most dish soaps are designed to treat the toughest spills and stains. The best part is that they do all this work and yet they are safe for your hands. Just apply like you would any other soap, lather (don’t forget to get under those fingernails) and rinse. To make your dish soap go even further you can add a tablespoon of salt. This will help to get any of those fishing remnants in the tightest of corners. Hey, you could even offer to do the dishes. I am sure after a load of dirty dishes your hands will no longer have that smell.
Mouthwash. Odors are most often the results from growing bacteria. So when trying to get rid of a smell you need to first kill the bacteria and then neutralize the smell. Mouthwash can do just that. Just think about it, mouthwash works great in killing the bacteria in our mouths. It can also work great in killing the bacteria on your hands as a result of handling a fish. Simply put some on your hands, rub it in good and rinse. Having fresh breathe and great smelling hands won’t hurt anybody.
Stainless Steel Item. Another way to remove that fish smell from your hands is with stainless steel. I know this one sounds a bit odd, but hear me out because this one works. Once you come home from fishing, grab a stainless steel item and rub your hands with it under cold water. You can even use the stainless steel you use to scrub your dishes. The way this works is that the things that cause the smell on your hands will actually bond with the metal. They will literally leave your hands. Pretty cool huh?
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There you have it, 7 ways on how to get fish smell off your hands. The best part about these items is that you don’t have to go out and buy some special kind of soap, almost everyone has at least one of these items sitting around the house.
Another great thing about these items is that they really work! They will leave your hands smelling so clean and so fresh that she won’t notice that instead of going to work you went fishing.
What tricks have you learned to get that fish smell off your hands? Please share with us your thoughts in the comments below.