How To Get Resin Off Of Your Hands And Skin


How to get resin off of hands and skin

Hello there crafters! I see you have found our website in the hopes of learning how to get epoxy resin off of your hands and skin.

Well, we hope you are not typing with sticky resin fingers on your phone or keyboard, but if you are, don't worry.

We have a solution for getting resin off of your hands and skin right now, and a solution for this problem that you can easily make and keep near your sink that works wonders. (Hint, it's not warm, soapy water).

We have two natural recommendations that we have successfully used to get resin off hands.

To get epoxy resin off of your hands or skin, use hand scrubs made from natural ingredients.

Chemicals such as vinegar or rubbing alcohol can interact with the resin and cause skin reactions or irritation.

Natural scrubs can be made at home and one we have for you can be made ahead of time and can be kept by your sink which will get resin off hands and skin.

Continue reading to see our two easy homemade hand scrubs to get resin and epoxy paint off hands and skin.

How To Get Resin Off Of Your Hands And Skin

Before we get started, we need to address an issue that not a lot of websites are talking about, and that is the safety precautions you should be taking if you are working with resin.

Many epoxy resin brands claim to be non-toxic, but there are still precautions you should take to protect your skin, eyes, and lungs.

We have written an article after doing extensive research into the potential risks of working with resin and non-toxic resin, and we highly recommend you read it. Check it out, it is called Epoxy Resin Safety Precautions.

We wear proper protective gear, and that includes proper respirator face masks and nitrile gloves when we work with resin.

However, we find that sometimes we still end up getting a drop of epoxy resin or epoxy paint on our skin occasionally.

Sometimes, yes, it happens. Here is what we DO NOT recommend: using vinegar for removing epoxy resin from the skin, using alcohol or alcohol wipes, rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. Do NOT use these chemicals.

Basically, what many bloggers and websites out there are recommending you use to remove resin from skin (vinegar, alcohol...etc)  could cause an adverse reaction to your resin-exposed skin that you do not want.


Epoxy Resin Safety Equipment

1. Get Resin Off Of Hands With A Baking Soda And Dish Soap Scrub

This method to remove epoxy resin from your skin will work if you need something right away to remove epoxy resin. This will get resin off of hands and skin.

We first mentioned this method in our article How To Work With Epoxy Resin | Must Know Tips For Resin Art. Just keep in mind, we recommend being prepared when working with resin and having your hand-cleaning items ready before you start so you don't transfer resin from your hands onto other items.

Recipe For Getting Resin Off Of Your Hands And Skin:

  • Pour about 1 tbsp. baking soda right into your hand. 
  • Don't add any water!
  • Pour about 1 tbsp. of liquid soap onto the baking soda. 
  • Scrub your hands together over a sink.
  • Rinse your hands. Repeat if necessary. VOILA!

2. Get Resin Off Of Hands With Our Natural Sugar Scrub Recipe

Here is a recipe that has worked extremely well for us to remove epoxy resin off of your hands. You can find the full recipe and detailed instructions and video on our article How To Make Sugar Scrub At Home. Again, we recommend making ahead of time. This is a great one to make and leave beside your sink!


How to get resin off of hands and skin


Sugar Scrub Recipe To Get Resin Off Of Hands & Skin:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 15-20 drops of essential oil (See the only brand we use and trust on Amazon here)
  • a container to keep it in


How to get resin off of skin


We keep a sugar scrub on our sink at all times. It is wonderful if you are a jack or jill of all trades in the crafting world and find you are getting paint/glue/mod podge and every other medium on your hands often.

Yes, we understand that totally. This sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and clean.

It also makes a wonderful homemade gift if you are looking for DIY crafts you can give away to friends and family! (And fellow crafters for their crafting hands!)


Get resin off of your skin with this recipe


Resin Resources

Should You Wear A Respirator Mask When Working With Resin?

You may also want to read more about whether or not you should wear a respirator mask when working with epoxy resin. Check out our article, The Proper Respirator Mask For Working With Resin, where we talk about why you should consider wearing a respirator, what the risks are if you do not wear a respirator, how comfortable one is, and how much you should pay for one.

Read about wearing a respirator mask when working with resin here




Should You Wear A Respirator With Resin?


You may also be interested in checking out our YouTube channel! Here is a video we did for a tutorial of geode resin art! (Notice our pink nitrile gloves for safety!)

See our other YouTube videos here, and be sure to hit subscribe!

We hope you found this post useful and informative, and again, we hope you have had the chance to read our Epoxy Resin Safety Precautions article. When working with a substance

such as resin, even if it says it is non-toxic, you should know the risks and precautions of working with it and protect yourself adequately. 


More helpful resources

The Ultimate Resin E-Book

The Resin Supply Store on Amazon

All of our resin articles on DIY Craft Club

Best Resin For Crafts


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How To Get Resin Off Of Hands And Skin


Happy crafting!

8 Responses


August 14, 2023

I work with Resin


June 18, 2023

Great tips! I have dyshodrotic eczema and when I get resin on my hands I break out in tiny blisters all over my fingers that itch for days even with my prescribed cream. I’m an avid user of sugar scrubs to get it off as quickly as I can, but I still react.

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

October 08, 2021

Hi Derek, oh no! Most likely just an infection from the jab if the resin was already cured, but we are not medical professionals, so please seek the proper advice from a doctor. Hope your thumb feels better!


October 08, 2021

I jabbed my thumb with pin that had dried resin on it and washed it with rubbings alcohol and soap. I pinched the thumb to push out as much blood as i could. The thumb is throbbing now so I am not sure if it is just the jab causing it or possible infection.

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

June 22, 2021

Hi Cindy, oh no. If the resin has cured, it will be really tough to get off. Don’t use any harsh chemicals with resin, even though it has cured. I would try an abrasive, natural scrub on it and soaking it in warm water every day and it should eventually come off. Next time you are working with resin, if you want something to protect your arms, check our our article “Epoxy Resin Safety Precautions”, you can find a barrier cream to put on your skin before working with resin, or you can buy sleeves to help protect yourself from resin exposure on skin. Also, make sure you are wearing the proper gloves – latex gloves will not provide an adequate barrier between skin and resin. Good luck!

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

June 22, 2021

Hi Alicia, so glad we could help you choose the right type of gloves! Using the proper safety equipment with resin is so important. We also highly recommend wearing the proper respirator mask as well, which you will see us mention in all of our resin articles. Also, so glad you like the sugar scrub! Keep up the creativity :)


June 02, 2021

Thanks for the info on resin. I love working with the stuff and was using the wrong type of gloves. The sugar scrub is a hit. I love the way my hands feel. Look forward to future updates.

cindy veniot
cindy veniot

June 22, 2021

I developed a rash on my arm that is really itchy. I believe that I got resin on it without my realising it. It is on the inside of my lower arm like where it would be if you rested on the table. I tried using nail polish remover on it but still feels hard. Will this wear off and should I be worried?

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