Remove Tree Sap From Your Hands With Coconut Oil and Salt

Getting the sap off your hands can be tricky, but a simple oil and salt exfoliating massage works great.

Whether you’re working in the yard or just trimming and lugging that Christmas tree around, you’re likely to run into hand disease that regular washing just won’t clear up. Chefs have been using salt and oil scrub for years to remove garlic and onion odors and soften hands in crockery. As The Kitchn shows us, you can make a scrub ahead of time and keep it with you, but it’s just as easy to throw a little kosher salt and oil of your choice straight into your hands.

It perfectly removes tree sap and grease from your hands, and as a bonus makes them soft and beautiful. I use olive oil, but everything will work. Coconut oil is great if you’re going to scrub ahead of time because it stays solid at room temperature and you can just take it out of the jar. However, if you don’t like the smell of coconut, make sure you buy refined coconut oil and you will never smell it.

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