How to wash hands after gardening: simple methods
It's a busy time for gardeners and vegetable growers. Fertilizing the soil, sowing, planting seedlings, fertilizing, picking, pruning - the list of spring gardening activities is simply inexhaustible.
Of course, gardening makes your hands dirty, and unfortunately, ordinary soap can't always cope with stains from grass and soil. The universal advice is to use gloves, but if it so happens that you don't have gloves nearby, OBOZREVATEL offers effective life hacks to help you wash your hands after the garden.
Method 1: Hydrogen peroxide
Pour 0.5 liters of water into a small container and add 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. You can also add 3-4 drops of ammonia. This is a very effective remedy that will instantly cleanse the skin.
Method 2: Citric acid
Citric acid will help to effectively clean and disinfect your hands after gardening. Mix citric acid and water to make a paste-like mixture. Apply it to your palms, rub it well into the most contaminated areas, and rinse it off with warm water in a few minutes.
Method 3: Aspirin tablet
Pharmacy products, such as an aspirin tablet or an ampoule of salicylic acid, will help get rid of dirt on your hands. Crush the aspirin into a powder, dilute it with water, and rub it into the skin of your hands. After 2-3 minutes, wash your palms thoroughly with detergent.
Method 4: Green berries
If it's summer and the first fruits are beginning to ripen, you can use them to quickly clean your hands from dirt. Green currants, grapes, or strawberries will do. Please note that the juice of ripe currants or strawberries will leave new stains on the skin, so you can only experiment with green berries. Rub the berry juice into your palms, wait a few minutes, and then wash your hands with soap and water. Experienced gardeners say that even a green tomato will do.
Method 5. Sorrel
Oxalic acid has whitening properties, so you can also wipe your hands with it after gardening.