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How to Clean Chile Oils from Your Hands

Handmade TV and Sarah Breckenridge
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Fresh chiles add a kick to your cooking like nothing else can, but touch your eyes or nose after handling them, and watch out! Even washing your hands with soap and water sometimes doesn’t remove all the chile’s irritating oils. What to do?

Thanks to a common pantry staple, you can slice and dice chiles, then wash your hands, and more effectively remove those irritating oils with no worries about irritating your eyes.


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