How to get Tree Sap off Hands

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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 area 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.

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

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After a few minutes, wash hands normally with a dab of dishsoap 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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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

8 Comments

  1. i have used rubbing alcohol and it works. use cotton ball and rubbing alcohol and apply to area, wash and rinse.
    will try this too if my hands get a lot on them.
    nanasknoll

  2. when we go camping, all we use is hand sanitizer. just squirt a decent amount on your hands, rub together real well, and voila! it’s all gone!

  3. Skin-so-soft works absolutely the very best! Used it on pine pitch on my hands and in my grandson’s hair. Also on my kitty.

    Quick as a wink, it was gone!

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