Pure Simple Castile Pine Tar Soap

Pure Simple Castile Pine Tar Soap

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Pure Simple Castile Pine Tar Soap
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This gentle soap from Puresimple is a wonderful daily solution for skin and scalp complaints. It’s made with pure cold pressed olive oil and creosote free pine tar that works beautifully to soothe itching and irritation. Puresimple’s pine tar soap is kind to your skin, with a soft creamy lather. Although no fragrance has been added, the pine tar itself has a somewhat robust smell that is best described as smoky burnt wood.


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  • Suitable for face, body & hair 
  • No artificial fragrances or colours
  • No preservatives, synthetic surfactants or mineral oils
  • Mild & gentle antiseptic 
  • Naturally smoky, burnt wood scent from the pine tar
  • Soothes itchiness, dryness & tight skin
  • Great for easing the symptoms of psoriasis & eczema 
  • Helps with flaky scalp conditions & dandruff
  • Handmade in South Africa using a traditional cold press method
  • Unfiltered olive oil creates a creamy texture & soft lather
  • Natural ingredients only
  • No harsh drying agents 
  • Palm oil-free
  • Fully biodegradable
  • Endorsed by BWC 
  • Packaged in recyclable cardboard
  • The pine tar is creosote free and produced via the closed kiln method

Pine tar is a thick dark brown sticky syrup extracted from stumps and roots of pine trees under extreme heat and pressure.

Pine tar has been used in medicine for more than 2000 years to treat a range of skin conditions because of its soothing and antiseptic properties and is thought to exert its effect by reducing DNA synthesis and mitotic activity, which promotes a return to normal keratinisation. In addition, pine tar has been shown to be antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. These properties make pine tar suitable for the topical treatment of eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and other dry, itchy, flaky or inflamed skin conditions. It can be used on the entire body, including the face.

Pine tar is made from carbonizing pine stumps and roots at very high temperatures and pressure in either a closed or open kiln. It has been used for centuries as a sealer for wooden boats, in roof construction and as an ingredient in soaps and shampoos. Closed Kiln – pine tar suitable for topical application is manufactured using the closed kiln method that produces a tar with extremely high levels of purity. Open Kiln – pine tar suitable for weather treating and sealing wood is manufactured using the open kiln process. The smoke and little fragments of unburned wood can come in contact with the tar and result in the creation of creosote, a known carcinogen.

Olive oil, water, caustic soda, pine tar

Overall Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

7 out of 10 people would recommend this product

06/02/2019, By Hanna
Very strong smell but does a good job
13/11/2018, By Rosie
Nice soap
23/10/2018, By Karen
The soap works really well on my sensitive skin but it stinks so bad that it stank out my whole house. Had to throw it away after one use.
19/06/2018, By Cheryl
I suffer from a pregnancy rash called PUPPPS/PEP and I had read several blogs that spoke about pine tar soap assisting in relieving the itch. I'm not a fan of the smell but would rather deal with that than an itch that is unbearable. This is truly is an amazing product to relieve the itch.
14/06/2018, By Sam
Great soap
09/04/2018, By Emi
If you enjoy the smell of Camping then this soap is for you but it is definitely messy, has a very strong tar smell and it gives off a gell like residue causing the soap bar to not last very long. Definitely not worth the price
05/03/2018, By Michelle
I actually really like this product. I don't mind the smell, which is similar to an old campfire smell. I use it for a dry and itchy scalp, which needs continual treatment or it gets pretty unmanageable. I use a tea tree oil rinse, apple cider vinegar
18/08/2017, By Sta-soft
Very happy to receive my order and tried the Pine Tar soap. It's smell is almost like 'Pinetarsol' products I use from Australia (more expensive). However, Pure Simple Castile Pine Tar soap bought from FTN is a extremely messy soap. 1 Bar of soap lasts me a week! It prevents me from itching and scratching, provided I use with other emollients. Maybe a better idea would be if the pinetar Castile soap would be better used as a bath oil rather than in a soap form?
10/08/2017, By Marelie
I bought this soap because it promised quite a few things my skin needs in its description - it sounded gentle and like it would smell like a pine forest. However, upon receiving it, I got a blinding headache from the smell... it really is horrible. I still thought that maybe I should just give it a chance and at the very least wet it. Nope, it stinks even worse and the soap makes the running water look dirty (which makes me wonder if it would stain a really light skintone?) Anyhow, I had to get rid of it without ever using it. I just cannot stand that smell...
28/07/2017, By Gillian
I enjoy Pure Simple soaps as they foam well and are well priced but this soap smell of Pine Tar it just not for me, it is a very strong over powering smell, it reminded me of a burnt forest sadly.

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