Do you love a real Christmas tree but hate all the fussing with a tree stand and the sticky sap that gets on your skin as you try to adjust it? I’m partial to Fraser Firs for my Christmas trees, but one drawback is that they have very skinny trunks. It’s always tricky for us to get our tree set up properly because our stand is designed for a thicker trunk. This evening I made my husband straighten our tree for the second time, and once he had finished we both had sticky sap all over our hands. Unfortunately it doesn’t wash off with soap and water.
But here’s a trick: rub baby oil on the sap and it will dissolve right away! It will also leave your hands feeling soft and with that new baby smell that you will want to sniff the rest of the day, but I digress.