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It all starts with these greasy mitts. When I came in from working on my bike, my hands looked like this. Fortunately, I knew exactly what to do...

Step 1: Ingredients, Method.

Corn meal and dish soap. That's all! Wet one hand and pour about a tablespoon of corn meal in it. Then add a half teaspoon or so of dish soap.

Next...

Wash your hands! Just like your mom told you to--scrub each finger and thumb. Pay attention to your knuckles and the web of your thumb, or you'll miss them. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.

Step 2: That's It!

Look at those lovely mitts.

Well...can't stay to talk...off to make dinner for guests with my nice, clean hands!

<p>motor oil works great, cheap also, then wash with regular soap.</p>
<p>WD-40 works just as well.</p>
<p>Hey watch out !!!!</p><p>Your skin is your third long !!!</p><p>Ware gloves.</p>
<p>I'll wear gloves when you learn grammar and spelling.</p>
<p>Like others have mentioned, this isnt a very good idea. The solvents will likely move right though your skin to your blood, and probably take some of that grease and dirt with it. Using a little here or there isnt a big deal, but making a regular practice of this could have a serious effect on your liver, and you only get one of those.</p>
<p>From the WD40 MSDS:</p><p><em><strong>Skin contact: May cause drying of skin and/or irritation.</strong><br> <br>Eye contact: May cause irritation, tearing and redness.<br> <br>Ingestion (Swallowed): May caused irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.<br> <br>First Aid Emergency Procedures<br> <br>Ingestion (Swallowed): Do not induce vomiting, seek medical attention.<br> <br>Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes.<br> <br><strong>Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.</strong></em></p><p>Corn meal and dish soap are the better choice.</p>
<p>Agreed.</p>
<p>I have used granulated sugar and dish soap with good results for the last 35 years,now days I just use disposable gloves from the resturant supply store.</p><p>No fuss.....No Muss</p>
<p>I use dish soap and used coffee grounds. :)</p>
<p>An old relative uses saw dust and dry detergent.</p>
Baby wipes. No joke. I keep some on my truck in case I have to do some roadside repairs on the way to an event. Learned that in the Army. Baby wipes were some of the best things for getting the oil-based camo face paint off.<br>
<p>well before you do any dirty work, cream up your hands with hand cream before you start, this way you get less dirt on your hands to begin with, even if you do, it will be sitting on a layer of cream which easily washes off, for sure much easier and quicker than if you don't pout any cream.</p><p> my preference is Lava soap, it works great.</p><p>Also long time ago I remember an old timer told me a trick how to clean dirty/greasy hands, before you introduce any water or cleaner, put couple of spoons of cooking oil, scrub the dirt lose and then wash off with soap and water, since the grease is soluble in cooking oil it will come off much easier, plus you don't have to worry about the toxic effects of drying skin.</p><p>There is NO Best way, everyone has their own methods and techniques, which works out for them.</p>
Are you fast orange, that way I ain't gotta fiddle around with mixing this ingredient with that
<p>I will have to try this out. <br>I like to use hand lotion, its nice on <br> the hands, and works great. You can just wipe it off, or wash your <br>hands with some soap after using the lotion. I may try lotion with the <br>cornmeal and see if I get better results.</p>
<p>This is cool! I will be trying it out!</p>
<p>baking soda ,Sodium bicarbonate cut grease. make good shampoo too </p>
<p>I use sand instead of corn flour.</p><p>Dish soap could hurt your hands, especially your nails. You should rinse your hands in white vinegar, soon after using your mix.</p>
<p>Tip 1: Place a drop or two of liquid dish detergent on you hands and rub it in BEFORE beginning greasy work. Wash up will be easier!</p><p>Tip 2: Draw your fingernail across a bar of hand/body soap BEFORE beginning greasy work. Grime will not get under your fingernails and, again, cleanup will be easier.</p><p>Keep it up!</p>
<p>Another good cleaner is a dollop of mayonaise, works great and moisturizes too!</p>
I wonder if this will work for pvc or cpvc glue, I usually have to scrape it off with a knife. A great tip nonetheless, thanks!
<p>In a previous career, I worked in a factory that made cheap toiletries - it turned out that their hair gel made a brilliant hand de-greaser, as good as professional products.</p>
<p>I use Borax and liquid soap, or Comet cleansing powder, and Palmolive dish washing detergent. Corn meal is good for making muffins with.</p>
Try applying dawn dish soap as if it were lotion and let it dry then proceed to work as normal once done rinse with water and bam it all rinses right off
hmm... I wonder how this would work on my jet-fuel-soaked paws after work?
<p>WD40 first. Then soap and water. And smelly hands. When I do it my way, my hands are clean in only 1 step, AND my hands are lemony fresh!</p>
Great tip!

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