Gasoline on Your Hands? You Need These Tips to Get Fresh

 


Gasoline on your hands.


Yikes.


Whether you’re often fiddling with things under the hood or you have a little spill at the pump, it’s a smell you don’t want to linger.


But don’t worry – here’s help.

The basics

Start with soap. It may be enough for a small issue.


But for a more in-grained odor, try a gritty soap. 


If you don’t have a gritty soap on hand, you can use coffee grounds to make your hands smell fresh and clean.

The process

Here are a few tips and tricks to get rid of the gas.

  • Get the soap under your fingernails and into the knuckles where folds of skin can trap dirt and odor.

  • Work the soap or anti-grease detergent into your skin while it’s dry, using a nail brush on your nails.

  • Rinse well with water and dry with a towel.


If there’s still an odor of gas on your hands, you’ll need to pull out the big guns: a mechanic’s soap that’s specially-designed to get rid of grease, grime, and oil.


Keep in mind that you’ll need to wash your hands with a normal soap after using this harsher formula.

Home remedies for getting gas off your hands

You may have what you need to get rid of the smell right in your own cupboards.


Here are some tips for homemade hand-cleanser:

  • Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar.

  • Slice a lemon in half and rub it over your hands, being sure to get it into all the folds and in your nails.

  • Use eucalyptus in the same way you’d use the lemon halves, thoroughly reaching all the nooks and crannies.

  • Raid your laundry room and mix a small bit of the detergent you’d use on your clothes with some water.

  • Rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball can do the trick, too.


No matter what method you use to cleanse your hands, it’s crucial that you rinse them thoroughly with clean water when you’re done.


Done tinkering under the hood on your own? 


The People Pleasers at your local Serra Auto Park location are ready and waiting to help you find a new vehicle that’s just right for you.


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