First off, lets get one thing clear – if you are looking for a fancy smelling soap, this is not the one you are looking for. This soap has no added scents, colors, or anything else. It's pine tar and natural saponified oils. Just soap and Pine Tar.
It doesn't smell fancy – after all, it is tar!
Our handmade natural oil soap formulas are fastidiously crafted to deliver a gentle, skin-friendly soap that offers a rich lather and leaves your skin feeling healthy, smooth, and brilliantly fresh.
Just because you are a man, doesn't mean you can't take care of yourself. Don't buy a “bath bar” that can't even legally call itself a soap – get a chunk of good old fashioned soap, with a clean masculine scent. Wash off your day's funk so you can start tomorrow – or tonight – fresh and clean.
This bar of soap can be used in the bath, for your hands, or for your face. It's soap. It cleans what's dirty.
What does it smell like? You've probably encountered pine tar, or something that smells like it at some point. Have ever done one of the following:
- Been on a tall wooden sailing vessel on a hot day?
- Applied some pine tar to the handle of your bat before stepping up to the home plate?
- Used railroad ties to make a flowerbed?
- Taken a trip to the La Brea tar pits?
- Rolled your window down while driving on a freshly paved road?
If you have, you know what this smells like (though the last three are asphalt and not pine tar, the smell is similar). It's not a fresh, clean pine forest scent, but a warm, dirty, grity scent associated with hard work and callused hands.
What is pine tar? It's a natural tar extracted from pine tree roots by heating or burning it in oxygen reduced atmosphere. Today most people only know it as the substance baseball players use to get a tight grip on their bats, but it has a far more colorful history than that. It has been used to waterproof tall sailing ships, and to treat the rigging ropes against rotting while in use. It has been used as an antiseptic, and a treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
Does it actually cure skin diseases? We have no idea, and we don't advertise that it does. However pine tar soap has been made and loved for well over 100 years, and after using it, we are not surprised – it's really good stuff. If pine tar soap worked for grandpa, it works for me too. Shave with Pine Tar shaving soap!
Note: Our pine tar is made using a closed-kiln process and as such is creosote-free.
~4 oz bar in a draw sting bag
Ingredients: Sodium Olivate, Aqua, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Castorate, Fragrance, Sodium Lactate
Simple form ingredients: Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Lactate
I expected this to be similar to grandpa’s pine tar in scent but it wasn’t however, performance was good and it did ease some minor skin irritations on my leg. Recommended but if I had to choose I would go with Midnight Stag; same good performance but much better scent. Keep up the good work!
Lovely smell and lathered up quick. Really gets pore deep.
The pine tar is ok.
Midnight Stag is the best of the two I have bought.
Will buy this from now on
First time in using this Pine Tar bath bar and makes me feel more cleaner than before. The smell might turn you off but it's good on your skin and almost like those charcoal soaps.
I absolutely love this soap. The scent is a little different from the pine tar shave soap, but it's similar and still smells great. The best part for me, though, is that it doesn't leave any kind of sticky soap residue like cheaper soaps. It all comes off clean and feels great.