Dealing with motor oil or bike grease on your hands, fingers, or nails is inevitable when doing mechanical repairs. However, since you have already spent some time on the repair itself, it would be great not to spend a lot of time on getting motor oil or bike grease off your hands, right? I have great news for you. While my husband has been fixing our bikes, we have come up with an incredibly fast and effective way to clean bike grease off your hands in seconds!
How to Wash the Grease off Your Skin in Seconds
The best way to get grease off your hands is by rubbing your hands thoroughly with a mixture of baking soda, soap, and water. Simply dust your hands with baking soda, add a little bit of soap and water, and start washing your hands. Another option is to create such a mixture in a bowl and apply it to your hands. Either way, whether it is motor oil, car grease, or bike grease, it will degrease your hands immediately.
The key feature of this mix is baking soda. It has a mild abrasive quality (hardness value of 2.5 on Mohs’ scale of mineral hardness), which combined with soap removes the grease from your hands. No strong chemicals needed! Even though some people recommend using sugar or ground coffee, I find baking soda to be the most effective. It is a much finer substance, and also does not dissolve like sugar which might be the reason why it works so well.
So for your next mechanic project, just keep a jar of dry baking soda close to your sink. If you’re out of baking soda, here is an Amazon link .
How to Get Rid of the Grease From the Sink?
Baking soda is extremely helpful in the household. Not only it removes grease and oil from the skin so quickly, but it can also clean your sink. When you will be washing your hands from the grease, use some baking soda to clean any oil residue that stuck on the sink surface – it should come right off. If you have a wife, she will thank you.
Even though you already know the answer to your initial question, if you will keep reading, it might spare you a lot of time in the future.
What Can You Do With Baking Soda
Baking soda has so many other uses! You can use baking soda to:
- Remove the anti-reflective coating from a MacBook Pro (click here to read a blog post on this topic),
- Clean mold in shower grout (click here to read a blog post on this topic),
- Clean mirrors,
- Clean sinks,
- Clean toilet,
- Freshen up a carpet (baking soda absorbs odors),
Awesome, right? Since baking soda is a mild abrasive, you can even find it in some brands of toothpaste. The best thing of all is that it is a natural product, so you are also considerate of nature.