How to Clean Stains from Hands After Preserving Fruit

Two Methods:Citric acid methodSugar and olive oil method

If you're left with a lot of fruit colour on your hands after preserving fruit, this simple remedy will help clean them up.

Method 1
Citric acid method

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    Moisten some citric acid crystals.
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    Rub these across the stains on your hands.
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    Wash the crystals off in clean water. Your hands should look a lot better.
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    Moisturise if wished.

Method 2
Sugar and olive oil method

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    Mix fine grain sugar with a little olive oil. Mix enough to make into a paste.
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    Rub the mixture well onto the stained part of your skin. It will feel pleasant, not grainy. Leave to sit for a few minutes (watch some TV or just have a brief rest).
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    After a little rest, simply wash the sugar and oil mixture off your hands. All you need to use is soapy, warm water.
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    Check the stains. If they are still present, repeat. If stains are really stubborn, you'll need to repeat a few times but the stains will eventually budge.
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    Apply moisturizer if you feel you need it, although the sugar and oil mixture should already have left your hands feeling lovely.

Things You'll Need

  • Citric acid crystals
  • Moisturiser; or
  • Fine grain sugar (caster sugar)
  • Olive oil
  • Soapy water
  • Towel

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Categories: Food Preservation Techniques | Stain Removal