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why does hand sanitizer remove tree sap?

Question asked by Traci Reid on May 8, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2014 by Scott Canaga

I got tree sap on my shirt and the internet was so kind as to give me the tip to use hand sanitizer to remove said sap from my cotton shirt -- thank you internet!  However, now I am completely perplexed about the chemistry behind why this solution worked.  In addition to being grateful that the sap came right out.  Does anyone want to elucidate this chemical mystery in semi-plain english?