Country Lore: Clean Pine Pitch With Criso

Got pine pitch on your fingers? Try this handy tip to remove it.
By Donn Kruger
October/November 2010
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Pine pitch is one of the most tenaciously sticky substances found in nature.
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Living in New England, the kids and I sometimes get covered in pine pitch. My grandmother taught us an easy way to get the mess off our skin: Use Crisco vegetable shortening and rub it in gently. Follow that with a good dose of soap and water.

Donn Kruger
Bridgewater, Massachusetts








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