While arranging some pine boughs in a vase as a centerpiece, I ended up with pine sap all over my hands. I tried soap, Dawn, scrubbed, and scrubbed, nothing worked - still sticky.
This is a handy tip I learned while cleaning up pine limbs after a recent ice storm. If you get pine sap on your skin you can spray a little WD40 on it and rub it gently.
If you get sap on your hands when moving firewood or stoking the wood stove, it can be easily removed with coconut oil.
To remove pine tar from your hands: spray with Pam Cooking Spray or a similar product. . .