How to Get Tree Sap Off Hands. Sticky tree sap can easily accumulate on your hands when handling a Christmas tree or even when cleaning the gooey stuff off of your car's hood after parking beneath a tree. There are chemical preparations to remove the sap-turpentine, gasoline, WD-40 and paint thinner among others. But not everyone wants to put those strong-smelling and toxic solvents on their skin. Try this more gentle method instead.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Baby oil
- Hand soap
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Pour a handful of baking soda into your palm.
Add a generous squirt of baby oil to the baking soda.
Rub your hands together to make a paste and spread it all over the sap-covered portions of your hands.
Rinse your hands under warm running water to wash away the paste.
Wash your hands as usual to get rid of any greasy film left over from the baby oil.