Pine Tar, Mint, & Rosemary

Regular price $5.95

This very humble soap contains a tried and true ingredient: Pine Tar. Pine tar is a sticky heavy material produced by the high temperature and pressure applied to wood in a closed container. After going through this process the wood is rapidly decomposed resulting in charcoal and pine tar. Originally, Pine tar was commonly used in ship building but is now used for skin treatment as it is believed to have antimicrobial effects. Pine tar soap is useful for treating a wide range of skin disorders, including psoriasis and eczema. It can help with the dryness associated with eczema and psoriasis, preventing the progression of scaling that often make you appear old and worn out. Its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for the cure of dandruff, insect bites, acne, hives, eczema, seborrhea and contact dermatitis. Pine tar soap is well-known for its antifungal and antimicrobial effects, which make it an excellent deodorizer [we're talking feet, armpits, etc.]. While there are no side effects associated with use of pine tar soap, people with sensitive skin should not use it. Most people find its scent acrid and bitter. But we have taken care of it by infusing Pine Needle, Mint, and Rosemary essential oils. Pine [Pinus sylvestris] is one of the most overlooked essential oils when it comes to skin care. Pine essential oil contains antioxidants that help fight off wrinkle-causing free radicals and it’s incredibly antibacterial and antiseptic. It can be used to balance skin, which includes reducing inflammation and redness, so I highly recommend it for anyone looking to cure acne. Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which stimulates the skin making it feel energized and alive while promoting blood flow. It can help control the production of oil in the skin and reducing the the number of clogged pores. The last ingredient in this soap is Rosemary essential oil. Rosemary essential oil has powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties that all work together to fight off acne and prevent more from showing up. Rosemary essential oil’s powerful antioxidant properties ward off free radicals that cause premature aging of skin. Rosemary is an excellent circulatory stimulant and it helps clear cellulite by stimulating flow of wastes and toxins, that can clump up and form cellulite.

Reclaimed Cooking oil, organic coconut oil, olive oil, organic palm oil, castor oil, soy oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, sodium hydroxide, stearic acid, Pine Tar, Pine Needle, Peppermint, and Rosemary essential oils.