Christmas tree sap can be difficult to remove once it hardens. Use these household products to make it easier to remove.
You will need
- Bug repellent
- Stiff brush
- Hand sanitizer
- Rubbing alcohol
- Baking soda
- Christmas tree bag
- Pure soap (optional)
- Shortening (optional)
- Mineral spirits (optional)
- Light-duty buffing compound (optional)
Step 1 Remove sap from hair Take sticky sap out of your hair by applying a little mayonnaise. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse.
Pure soap and shortening will also help.
Step 2 Remove sap from hands Remove sap from your hands by rubbing mayonnaise on them. Wash your hands with soap and water.
Step 3 Remove sap from carpet Take out sap from your carpet by spraying bug repellent on the stain. Scrub with a stiff brush and rinse with water.
Step 4 Remove sap from clothes Remove sap from clothes by rubbing hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol on the area. This works well on polyester, cotton, and fleece.
Step 5 Remove sap from your car Remove sap from your car by mixing a solution of 1 cup baking soda and 3 cups hot water.
Rubbing mineral spirits or a light-duty buffing compound on the car will also work.
Step 6 Rinse Rinse the car with this solution. Then wash the car as usual. Wrap your Christmas tree in a tree bag and bring it to a recycling center when the season is over.
Over 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year.