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How to get Tree Sap off Hands

Anyone who’s ever cleared property or dragged a live Christmas tree in or out the house knows that tree sap (aka pitch) is horrible to get off skin. Here is a simple tried and true tip for removing nasty sap without harsh chemicals and leaves your skin silky soft in the process!
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We recently cleared an acre or so of land to make additional pasture areas for our horses, but these straggly pines left a mess behind on our clothes and skin. Here’s a simple way to remove it effortlessly.

How to Remove Pitch (Pine Sap) from your Skin

Apply about a tablespoon of olive oil to stained hands, rub vigorously to work the pitch off of the skin.

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After a few minutes, wash hands normally with a dab of dish soap and they’ll be nice and clean!

Special thank you to my son – first for helping to clear an acre of pines over the weekend and second, for letting me snap photos of his filthy hands.

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