How To Get Jalapeño Off Your Hands?

How do you get jalapeno off your hands?

Rub vegetable or olive oil over your hands after washing them if your hands burn from the jalapeno pepper oil. Pour a dime-size amount of oil onto your hands and rub it in thoroughly. Allow the oil to stay on your hand for one to two minutes, then rinse your hands with water and dry them.

How long does it take for jalapeno hands to go away?

Once capsaicin is absorbed no amount of oil is going to get it off. From my own experience from cutting hot peppers, it seems that capsaicin has a long half life probably around 24 hours. Just give it time and the feeling will go away.

How do I get my hands to stop burning from Peppers?

Almost everyone has baking soda in your kitchen cabinet or fridge. Mix up a solution of baking soda and water and submerge your hands into the paste. Once the paste has dried, wash it off along with the hot pepper sting. Repeat as needed until the burning completely subsides.

Why are my fingers burning after cutting jalapenos?


Water only spreads the fire so don’t wash your hands until you neutralize the heat. The burning sensation after cutting chile peppers comes from oils that coat the skin and are very hard wash off. Soap and water alone doesn’t always do the trick.