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How to Remove Pine Sap from Your Hands

Submitted by Boter

  • $1 (US, estimated)

It’s the holiday season and between steam punking your wreath and putting homemade solar LED lights on your tree, there is a fair chance that at some point you will have sticky, messy, nasty pine sap on your hands. I got this from the guy that sold me my tree last year and it works great: Alcohol Gel Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer.

Pour a couple of squirts into your hands and rub till the sap is gone, but then rinse your hands in water.

If you don’t rinse your hands while the gel is still wet the diluted sap will leave a sticky residue.

Free for use in most super market meat departments. $.99 for a small bottle at your local mega-mart