To banish strong odors on your hands from cutting up onions and garlic, try rubbing a cut up lemon on your fingers and massaging in the juice. Hopefully you haven't nicked yourself while chopping said onions and garlic or this may sting a bit. Pat dry and your hands are odor free! If you don't have any lemons, you can keep a soap on hand that contains lemon extracts. My mom turned me on to this one made by C.O. Bigelow Chemists. If I had a blindfold on I'd think there was a lemon right under my nose! It smells so good!