14 November 2017
15 July 2017
Our Pine Tar soap is our most popular.
Pine Tar soap is know to help with the skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, dandruff, acne, rosacea, seborrhea and contact dermatitis, with anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties, which make it an excellent deodoriser for smelly feet and armpits.
We have many customers who swear by this soap, and it is one of our best selling soaps. Warning: This soap packs a strong aroma due to the Pine Tar oil in the soap. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
A similar product available in the Unites States uses Coal Tar as it's active ingredient. For over 130 years, Wright’s Coal Tar Soap was a popular brand of household soap; it can still be bought in supermarkets and from chemists worldwide. It was developed by William Valentine Wright in 1866 from "liquor carbonis detergens", the liquid by-product of the distillation of coal to make coke; the liquid was made into an antiseptic soap for the treatment of skin diseases.
European Union directives on cosmetics have banned the use of coal tar in non-prescription products, resulting in the removal of coal tar derivatives from the formula and replacement with tea tree oil as the main anti-bacterial ingredient.
Pine tar is a sticky material produced by the high temperature carbonisation of pine wood in anoxic conditions (dry distillation or destructive distillation). The wood is rapidly decomposed by applying heat and pressure in a closed container; the primary resulting products are charcoal and pine tar.
Creosote free. The Pine Tar is extracted in Turkey from Turkish Pine Trees using a closed kiln as required by health regulations, making the oil essentially creosote free.
Considered by many as an excellent product for bathing, showering, shaving and shampooing, pine tar can clean, moisturise and deodorise.
It makes an excellent shampoo and can really help with flaky scalp and dandruff.
We only use natural ingredients in our soap. Pine Tar soap has 10% Pine Tar, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Castor Oil. All the ingredients used have been selected to produce a bubbly soap, that moisturises and feeds the skin to help it maintain a healthy glow.
Always keep your soap well drained to ensure a longer life. Soap sitting in water will turn gloopy and eventually resolve.
Cade is a species of juniper grown in rocky areas across the Mediterranean. Also known as Juniper Tar, Cade oil has antiseptic, antimicrobial and fungicidal properties and has been used since the nineteenth century to sooth skin and scalp complaints such as psoriasis, dandruff and eczema. Cade oil has a strong smoky, woodsy aroma.
We have four new soaps to introduce to our store, plus a dry skin salve.
We have introduced Eco Soybean wax into our formula, together with coconut oil, kokum, cocoa and shea butter with just a dash of olive oil for a smooth, moisturising shaving experience, that is vegetarian friendly.
We have been experimenting on new formulas for a better performing shaving soap. For ultra sensitive skin we there will be a fragrance/scent free shaving bar, a honey bar and a menthol peppermint bar.
As an addition to our very popular Pine Tar bar we will introduce the Juniper Tar Bar. Juniper Tar is a It is a very popular bar in Turkey, except we have added coconut oil and cocoa butter for a more bubbly creamy washing experience.
Cade oil is produced through distillation of the wood. The distillate is left to sit for 15-20 days after which it will have separated into three layers - a bottom layer of tar, an aqueous layer and the top layer of essential oil, which we use. The oil is a deep reddish brown in colour and is sometimes known as 'nature's coal tar'.
Well known in ancient India as one of the best natural remedies for dandruff, damaged hair due to bleaching, dyeing etc, and hair fall, Cade oil is a significant Ayurvedic oil for treating skin and hair problems. It is also called by other names like Juniper tar, Prickly cedar, Sharp cedar, Cade Juniper and Prickly Juniper and is scientifically known as Juniperus oxycedrus. This small tree is a member of the Cypress family, Cupressaceae.