Pine tar is a sticky, resinous substance extracted from the burning of pine wood under extreme heat. Pine tar has played a role in medicinal remedies for over a thousand years, predominantly in Scandinavia but was even known as far away as Greece and was described by Hippocrates around 2000 years ago. Sailors, carpenters and baseball players may be familiar with pine tar for its more recent uses as a natural preservative that protects wood and rigging from a harsh climate or for improving grip on baseball bats.
Pine tar has antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help soothe dry, itchy and inflamed skin caused by a variety of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It can help calm itchy and flaky skin caused by insect bites or dry winter weather.
Our simple and gentle pine tar soap does not contain essential oils but does have a deep, smoky and slightly medicinal scent as a result of the pine tar. Use this healing bar as you would regular body soap. Store soap on a soap tray to allow drainage for a longer-lasting bar; check out our wooden soap trays handcrafted by Jennifer of Created With Care Wood Works in Nova Scotia.
90 g | 3.18 oz
Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aqua (Distilled Water), Pinus palustris (Pine) Wood Tar, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter