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Gardening | Remove Tree Sap or Resin from Skin

What is Resin? Have you been working outside trimming trees and ended up with a sticky residue on your hands? That is resin, a hydrocarbon secretion of coniferous trees such as cedars, Douglas-furs, pines and spruces. Most people may think of sap and resin as one, but they are actually different in that saps serve a nutrition function to the tree; resins are used in varnishes and adhesives. All in all, resins, such as Pine resin, and sap lead to a sticky mess.

Remove Sticky Tree Sap

So how do you get this mess off your skin? Instead of drying your hand skin out by washing and scrubbing with warm soap and water multiple times, use the orange cleaner De-Solv-it Citrus Solution, as a safe and easy way to remove sticky resin messes from skin, hair and virtually any other surface including cars, trucks and motorcycles. The citrus cleaning solvent gets part of its cleaning power from citrus oils and organic wetting agents (natural ingredients), and contains aloe vera and lanolin so it will help prevent your skin from drying out. And De-Solv-it won’t harm clear-coat finishes or dry paint.

Safe on Skin

To remove resin from skin, spray the orange cleaner into the palm of your hand and lather into your skin, like you would if you were washing with soap and water. Once the resin residue is removed from your skin, wash your hands (or whatever part of the body the citrus solvent was applied to) with mild soap and water.

To remove resin from hair, spray the specialty cleaner into the palm of your hands, and lather into your hair like you would if you were washing. For large amounts of resin removal from hair, it may be easier to have someone spray De-Solv-it Citrus Solution directly on to the affected spot, rather than spraying it into your hands. Follow up by washing your hair with shampoo.

If you don’t wash your hands or hair after using the orange cleaner, you will notice the citrus oils left behind. De-Solv-it Citrus Solution is safe to use on skin and hair, as well as virtually any other surface; it’s eco-friendly and mom-approved. Before applying to another surface type, read the product label and test in an inconspicuous area.

How to Clean BBQ Grill Grates and Stainless Steel Grills

Baked-on grease can be found on the inside of an oven, on grates of a barbeque grill as well as on the outside of stainless steel grills. A crust of black hardened grease that can build up inside and outside your grill or stove. The inside baked-on grease can leave your grill with a smell of something burning, and can affect the taste of foods.

Use either of our outstanding citrus degreasers, De-Solv-it Citrus Solution or De-Solv-it Stainless Steel Cleaner, to remove baked-on grease from the steel of your oven and BBQ grates, and rid you of the burnt and unappetizing scents and flavors associated with it. Both products are terrific exterior stainless steel cleaners too.

Time to Clean your BBQ

The first step in the removal process is to ensure that the heat source is off, and the surface is cool to the touch. Remove the oven racks or grill grates, and scrape off as much of the debris as you can with a wire or nylon brush.

Spray the citrus solvent directly onto the BBQ grill grates, and let penetrate for up to 5 minutes. You’ll begin to see results immediately! Once the cleaner and degreaser has set in, scrape off the baked-on remenants with a scraper such as a mud or putty knife. When the residue builds up on the knife and begins to interfere with scraping, rinse the scraper with product.

When the walls of the oven or BBQ have been scraped, wipe away the citrus degreaser with paper towels or a cloth. For tougher challenges, repeat this application with either orange powered degreaser. The final step in cleaning and removing baked-on grease from steel, is thoroughly rinsing off any citrus oil residue with mild soap and water. Let dry completely before using the clean appliance.

The De-Solv-it brand is trusted by mechanics, contractors, as well as moms and dads everywhere. De-Solv-it is guaranteed to satisfy, and guaranteed to be safe on humans, the environment and animals. There are no harmful vapors associated with the orange cleaner and it’s safe on skin and hair. Ingredients are an eco-friendly proprietary cleaning system that includes essential oils and organic wetting agents.

I use De-Solv-it Citrus Solution top remove dried bike tube glue. More specifically, for removing dried tubular tire (a.k.a. sew-up tire) glue from aluminum bicycle rims. It takes an hour or more of repeated applications, rubbing and rinsing to get all of the dried glue dissolved in the cleaner, and then that sticky mess wiped off and then dissolved in water and washed off of the rim. It definitely does a thorough job.

The first step is to spray a few drops of De-Solv-it WITHOUT WATER onto the dried rim cement between two spoke holes and rub it a few times with your finger and / or finger nail, and go around the rim doing one section at a time. By the time you get to the starting section the top surface of glue has softened up a little so spray a few more drops on (WITHOUT WATER) and rub some more and go around the rim again. You will need to go around the rim at least eight times this way to get the glue completely dissolved in the De-Solv-It. At this point you will have created a real sticky mess on the rim, spokes and your hands.

The second phase is to wipe as much of the goo off with a paper towel. Wipe the paper towel cross wise to the direction of travel of the rim so as not to push the goo into the spoke holes. Then dissolve the sticky mess that’s still on the rim into water, it will not just rinse off with a hose. So spray a LITTLE water on a section or two and spray some De-Solv-it into the water and rub a few times. Notice that the De-Solv-it / water mixture turns white, which is an indication that the De-Solv-it is dissolving in the water and not just separating and gumming up.After you go around the rim each time rinse it off with a hose. You will need to go around the rim probably another six times repeating this water first De-Solv-It second, then rub and rinse routine.

The final step is to use a small sponge with De-Solv-it dissolved in water to get the last of the sticky feel removed and then do a final rinse off with a hose.

(NOTE FROM De-Solv-it: We love hearing specific or unusual applications for our products! Here’s a tip for making this process even more terrific. Since De-Solv-it® Citrus Solution™ is non-dilutable and already made up of 100% active ingredients, this process will likely go even faster if users will hold off the water rinse until the end. The water only interferes with De-Solv-it’s efficacy so you may shave even more time by holding off on its use until the end rinse! Even so, thanks for sharing your success story!)