I made a Pumpkin gourd with the big mouth for Halloween Candy. I have coated it twice with Minwax finish but my hands still smell like inside gourd when I get through holding it. I am wondering if that odor will transfer to the candy even though it will be wrapped pieces. I always have this yucky taste in my mouth when I cut or do anything with the inside of a gourd. I was thinking of coating it with wax but hoped you all would have some suggestions.