How to Clean Pine Pitch from Your Skin

Two Methods:Cleaning Hands with Peanut ButterUsing Other Solutions

Christmas is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Christmas means Christmas trees and boughs that get pitch on hands. There are many ways to remove the sticky stuff. Some common and easy removal methods are discussed below.

Method 1
Cleaning Hands with Peanut Butter

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    Get a jar of peanut butter.
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    Get a tablespoon.
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    Pull out a gob of peanut butter and place it directly on your palms with the tablespoon.
    • If the pine pitch is someplace other than your hands, apply the peanut butter there, but this method works best when it's your hands that are dirty.
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    Rub your hands together.
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    Wait for thirty seconds.
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    Wash the peanut butter and pitch off with water.

Method 2
Using Other Solutions

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    Prepare a solution to use. This can simply be olive oil or rubbing alcohol, or you can mix together salt, warm water, and a few drops of honey.
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    Wet a paper or cloth towel thoroughly with the cleaning solution you chose.
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    Wipe and scrub the solution onto the pine pitch. Make sure to thoroughly wet it.
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    Wait about 5 minutes. Reapply the solution as needed to keep the affected area covered and damp.
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    Wash the cleaning solution off with regular soap. The pine pitch will come right off.
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    Congratulate yourself! You are now 100% clean!

Tips

  • The peanut butter method is a fun way to do it, and would be a better method to use with kids.
  • Some skin care products, like Noxzema cleansing pads, will clean almost anything off your skin, including pine pitch. This method works a lot faster than using rubbing alcohol, and it is a whole lot better for your skin.
  • Liquid hand sanitizer works like magic when used with a cloth!

Warnings

  • Be careful when using a cleaning solution like rubbing alcohol, which can damage your skin.

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Categories: Skin Care