Hot peppers add a tasty bite to dishes such as salsas and pasta sauces. Unfortunately, handling peppers during preparation can cause a burning sensation that is extremely painful, especially if you spread it by rubbing your eyes. Washing your hands with soap and water does not eliminate the pepper residue completely, but soaking your hands in a liquid that's likely already in your refrigerator can remove all trace of peppers.
Things You'll Need
- Large container
- Hand or dish soap
- Stick of real butter
Rinse all pieces of the peppers from your hand with water.
Pour enough milk to cover your hand completely inside a big container, such as a food mixing bowl.
Submerge your entire hand into the container. Add more milk, if necessary, and keep your hand submerged for roughly 5 minutes. According to Heloise Hints, dairy products like milk neutralize the burn caused by hot peppers.
Rinse your hand thoroughly with water.
Wash and dry your hand as normal to remove the milk odor.
Remove all wrapping from the stick of butter. Hold the stick in one hand for a minute or two to soften it, if necessary.
Rub the stick of butter on both the front and back of the hand. Leave the butter on your hand for roughly 5 minutes.
Rinse the butter from your hand thoroughly with warm-to-hot water.
Wash and dry your hand as normal to remove any leftover butter odor. Discard the butter when finished.