15 July 2017

Pine Tar and Olive Oil Soap Bar

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.


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