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
By C.M . Mang
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!
After trimming evergreens in our yard we were covered in sap. Plain olive oil removed it in seconds with all the healthy benefits too!
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
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. Work the oil into the tar with a brush or your fingertips. Wash with liquid soap and rinse with water. I stumbled on this remedy when I was making a pine cone wreath for Christmas.