- 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
WHAT IS PINE TAR
Pine tar is a thick dark brown sticky syrup extracted from stumps and roots of pine trees under extreme heat and pressure.
BENEFITS OF PINE TAR IN TOPICAL APPLICATIONS
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.
HOW IS PINE TAR MADE
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
5 out of 8 people would recommend this product19/06/2018, By CherylI 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 SamGreat soap09/04/2018, By EmiIf 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 priceI use this soap as a shampoo for psoriasis. It works really well, it is immediately soothing. I don't mind the smell, I enjoy it actually. This works better than apple cider vinegar, tea tree, rosemary and neem oil on my scalp – my other go to treatments.05/03/2018, By MichelleI 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 vinegarSoap should be used as bath oil. Same smell as Pinetarsol products, good for itchy skin but very messy. One bar of soap lasts for 1 week.18/08/2017, By Sta-softVery 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 MarelieI 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...02/08/2017, By DisappointedI bought this product based on the information in the description. After doing some research myself, I discovered that some pine tar products contain creosote, which is potentially carcinogenic. The smell of the product is awful too.28/07/2017, By GillianI 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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