A stubborn substance to remove from your skin. This guide is about cleaning tree sap off hands.
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
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.
Tips for removing pine sap or pitch from your hands as posted by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.
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
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.
To remove pine tar from your hands: spray with Pam Cooking Spray or a similar product. . .