When you are working with cannabis there may be things you expect when you are growing your own plant. However, there are some things that those new to growing cannabis may not realize they need to know.
One of the things you may encounter when growing cannabis is having sticky fingers.
Having sticky fingers from cannabis can be quite an annoying experience, especially when you accidentally get the stickiness in other places such as your eye.
So, if you want to avoid spending all day trying to get the sticky resin from your hands, then you’ve come to the right place.
We are going to walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of the sticky resin from your hands.
What Is The Sticky Resin?
When you are trimming your plant you may find that your fingers become sticky or that your gloves are sticky.
Those of you who are new to growing cannabis might be wondering what the stickiness you are experiencing is. Well, that stickiness is called cannabis resin. This resin is very thick and sticky.
The cannabis resin is sometimes considered to be an essential oil. This resin can be clear but also can have an orange or red tint to it.
This resin can be irritating to have on your hands but it contains cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are important because they are what determines how cannabis helps with our moods, pain, and pleasure.
So, whilst the sticky resin can be annoying to deal with, it’s actually a good thing for us. It gives you an idea of how good the quality of your plant is going to be.
How To Get Rid Of The Sticky Resin From Your Hands
When it comes to removing the sticky from your hands, it might seem like a bit of an impossible task. However, there are a few tips and tricks to removing sticky resin from your hands.
The Mayonnaise Method
We might as well start with the strangest method. If you want to remove the sticky resin from your hand, then we suggest using mayonnaise.
This method works by spreading the mayonnaise over your hands and rubbing them together. You will notice that the sticky resin starts to break down and dissolve into the mayonnaise.
Once this happens, just rinse your hands thoroughly with water.
This is probably the easiest method of getting rid of resin from your hands.
The Oil Method
If rubbing mayonnaise on your hands doesn’t sound like something you are willing to do, then you can try the oil method instead.
To use the oil method you will need to rub olive oil onto your hands and massage it around until the resin dissolves. Then, just wash your hands with warm water.
You can use any kind of oil you like. In fact, you could even use coconut oil if you wanted to.
The great thing about this method is it keeps your hands nice and soft. However, it is not as easy to get the resin off of your hands using this method.
Another great thing about this method is that it is likely you will already have oil around the house so you will not need to buy some more.
The Alcohol Method
We don’t mean using alcohol you drink, we mean using something like pure alcohol. The best thing to use for this method would be rubbing alcohol.
This is one of the fastest methods to remove cannabis resin from your hands.
For this method, you could either use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol or you could simply rub the alcohol directly onto your hands.
Once you have rubbed the alcohol onto your hands, wait for the resin to start breaking down. When it does, just gently wipe away the resin.
You should note that this method is not recommended for those people who are sensitive to alcohol.
Whilst we mentioned earlier you should avoid using drinking alcohol, if you haven’t got access to rubbing alcohol then using something like vodka would do the job but not as efficiently.
Washing your hands with rubbing alcohol can leave your hands very dry, so we would suggest anyone who is prone to dry skin avoids this method.
The Exfoliating Method
Sometimes when you are trying to get something sticky off your skin, it is best to exfoliate with something abrasive.
The idea for this method is to rub your hands in something coarse. For example, you could use sand or salt. The reason why you should use something coarse is that it helps to scrape away at the resin and make it easier to remove.
After you have used this method, just wash your hands again with soap and warm water.
This is not the easiest method but it does work. It should be noted that if you have sensitive hands then you should not be using this method to get rid of the resin.
This can dry out your hands and the coarseness of the sand can make your hands feel very sensitive.
Making Use Of The Resin
As we mentioned earlier, the resin is what contains cannabinoids which are very useful. So instead of getting rid of the resin, you may want to learn how to use it.
To do this, you want to warm up the resin on your hands and start rubbing your fingers together. Eventually, you will start to notice that the resin has clumped into small balls.
If you keep going you will notice that these small balls will stick together and you have a small ball of resin that you can use.
If you’re looking to remove cannabis resin from yourself, there are plenty of ways to go about doing it. We’ve outlined four different methods here.
Each of them works differently and each one has its own pros and cons. So, depending on what you prefer, you might find one of them better suited to removing the resin from your body.
We hope that this article helped you to understand more about how to get cannabis resin off your hands. Please share our page with others who may also benefit from reading it. Thank you for reading!
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