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How to Get Tree Sap Off Your Hands Using Butter

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tree sap Oh no! You or one of your family members have just come in with hands covered in tree sap. Try as you might, scrubbing with soap and water just wont get if off. I know from experience how hard it can be to get off. Not anymore, with the help of this common kitchen item.

What You'll Need:

Butter Soap & Water

1. Get some butter, either in stick form or from the tub (butter and margarine work the same). If you go with the stick, cutting a slice off with prevent sap getting on the rest of the stick. Preferably some you wont be needing (who wants tree sap left in their butter?). 2. Apply a generous amount of the butter to areas with the tree sap. Rub the butter in, the more the better.

3. Scrub the areas thoroughly. Let it sit for a few minutes.

4. Wash the areas completely with soap and water. If there is any remaining tree sap, another application will be needed.


Either butter or margarine (tub or stick form) will work.

If the butter/margarine is too hard, try microwaving it for a few seconds.

Photo Credit: Joe Zlomek

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Indignant said:

This is very helpful thank you
August 15, 2009
Votes: +0

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