I went upstairs and got some toothpaste (not the gel kind) and put a quarter size dollop in my hand, then added a bit of water. Washed my hands like you normally do and the pine sap was gone - no sticky!
By Jenny in KY
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A million thanks! I ended up here from Google because my daughter had a pine tree drip sap right onto the inside corner of her nose, next to her eye. The oil worked fast and like a charm. Thanks again everybody! JoAnne
New convertible top covered with pine tree sap and droppings! HELP Jabne
Mayonnaise works well also.
The cooking spray worked terrifically! Thanks!
I got pinesap on a beautiful dress of mine. Someone suggested hand sanitizer. It worked great and didn't leave a stain like oil.
Just good old butter and wash it off.
Toothpaste worked really well.
The Pam really worked fast. Thanks
Peanut butter worked a lot. Thanks. I suggest oily cooking supplies were great like toothpaste, mayonnaise, and toothpaste. :) Happy.
I knew it took sticky wax off your skin, so when I had sap from a Christmas tree all over my hands I decided to use some baby oil and it took it right off! No harsh chemicals!
This is a handy tip I learned while cleaning up pine limbs after a recent ice storm. If you get pine sap on your skin you can spray a little WD40 on it and rub it gently. Then wash with soap and water and it will come off completely. I wish I had discovered this sooner as in the past it has been such a pain to finally get it all off.
By Vickie from Dawson Springs, KY
Murphys Oil Soap will do the same, no chemicals, smells better and more cost effective!
Thanks so much for this tip. This is so annoying and has always been a trick to remove. I'm all for making life a little easier!
Excellent tip, thank you so much.
WD40 works well, but can be a little ruff on the skin, especially any area of the face and head. You can use butter or cooking oil, anything greasy.
WD40 has been known to cause seizures in some people when breathed ot in contact with skin.
Cheap canned shaving cream works great too and is easier on the skin. My son's first job was working at a Christmas tree lot and that is how he got it off every night.
Easier on the skin as well as pocketbook.
Something else that works really well, is mix some milk and plain yogurt together till creamy, then apply that to your hands and allow them to dry (with the milk mix on) and then the tree sap will just roll and crumble right off.
I just tried the WD40 method.. worked great. Thanks!
To remove pine tar from your hands: spray with Pam Cooking Spray or a similar product. . .