Country Lore: Clean Pine Pitch With Criso

Got pine pitch on your fingers? Try this handy tip to remove it.
October/November 2010
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/pine-pitch-zmaz10onzraw.aspx
Pine pitch is one of the most tenaciously sticky substances found in nature.


PHOTO: OKSIX/FOTOLIA

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