Spotlight: Pine Tar

Did you notice our brand new Pine Tar From Scratch Soap? I bet you wondered, “What is this sticky new ingredient? Tell me more!”

Pine tar has been used for over 2000 years. When pine wood is rapidly decomposed by applying heat and pressure, the two products left behind are charcoal and pine tar. Pine tar has a long history as a wood preservative, as a wood sealant for maritime use, in roofing construction and maintenance, in soaps, and in the treatment of carbuncles and skin diseases, such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. There’s even a history of using pine tar in baseball: by batters to grip their bat better, and by pitchers to better grip the ball (although that’s a rules violation!).

While we are not using the pine tar for playing baseball, we are excited about its amazing skin care benefits in our soap! The pine tar we use is safe and of veterinarian-grade quality that we mix with your favorite oils you have come to know and love from HD Soap. Pine tar has been known to help dry red and itchy skin. It has amazing soothing properties that can help calm red, dry patches of skin. Dry itchy scalp? Amazon sells several shampoos that contain pine tar. While we haven’t tested our Pine Tar From Scratch Soap as a shampoo bar, it sounds like it could be a very viable option!

We thought that we needed a new essential oil blend to be the fragrance for an entirely new soap! This essential oil blend of fir, cypress, and cedarwood, complements pine tar and its known abilities to help dry red and itchy skin. Here’s why we chose them:

  • Fir: known to deter infections and bacteria growth; reduces pain and inflammation, including red puffy skin; antibacterial to help reduce body odor
  • Cypress: has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties
  • Cedarwood: anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial

We have a healthy stock of this to sell, and if it sells well, we will make it a core item because we think it is really amazing! Buy yours today–and don’t forget that all orders over $50 ship for free when you use FREESHIPMAR as the coupon code!

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