What’s With Pine Tar and Charcoal Soap?


Pine Tar? Activated Charcoal?

Why would we put such things in our soaps?? It turns out these ingredients provide vital relief for certain skin care problems. Richelle is here to walk you through the reasons why you might want to try one of these specialty soaps.

Pine Tar & Charcoal Soaps


Hello everybody!  Welcome to the third in our video blog series.  What we’re going to talk about in this session is a couple of our soaps that were developed by customer request.  These soaps have ingredients in them that are very specific to certain conditions.

First – If you’ve been anywhere on the internet in the last couple of years you’ve seen activated charcoal.  What’s so great about activated charcoal? It detoxifies – it binds toxins – it deodorizes.  So I think just by that explanation you can see why it would be good in a skincare application. It is very commonly being used for things like acne and blackheads.  Detoxifying that acne-prone skin.  We’ve got a lot of people using very successfully in their hair as a shampoo.  Also, a little bit of trouble with body odor even after you’ve showered? It can be a problem.  Try a soap with activated charcoal in it because it’s a great deodorizer.

Next, we have the Pine Tar soap.  This is not a soap we sell for the fantastic smell.  Because it smells like pine tar!  Swedish pine tar, to be exact. This soap contains a pharmaceutical grade pine tar. Historically it’s been used for well over a century particularly for psoriasis. Also, eczema, other irritations, seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp, severe dandruff.  You will still find pine tar soaps and shampoos recommended by doctors and dermatologists today. And I can tell you from the experience of one of our own children: it works! Our daughter was able to completely clear up her seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp with 2 weeks use!  It’s not going to be our best-selling soap as far as fragrance, but it works! One thing that I have found out is that if the skin condition is miserable enough, you’ll use it!  It’s been extremely popular, done very well, so we just wanted to explain the special ingredients in these soaps for you.

Let us know in the comment section if you have further questions about these two soaps or even use that space to share your experience using these soaps!


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Amanda Smith - August 6, 2019

Hi Richelle! Hope you and your family are well!
My family and I have enjoyed using your products since my first Bodacious Bazaar, Fall/Nov. 2012or2013. (Our teenage daughters still remind me to always purchase items they request from your booth, each time I attend the BB, every Spring and Fall.) However, it was my last visit (Bodacious Bazaar, Spring 2019), when I asked Gabe if you had anything that could help my husband’s scalp issue and he recommended the Pine Tar Soap. I purchased a couple of bars, along with other soaps, etc. While my husband didn’t begin to use it immediately, I found out a few days ago, that he’s almost out of the second bar (and we need to purchase more). I want to say, I am thrilled that (#1), he’s FINALLY found something that WORKS, after being prescribed medicated specialty shampoo from the doctor (obtained via pharmacy) and another shampoo that another doctor recommended, which we were able to find on amazon. Neither shampoo seemed to do the trick. He’s been suffering with the pain, discomfort and embarrassment with this issue for quite some time (2-4 years). I’m pleased to say, your PINE TAR SOAP is the only one I have seen, with favorable results!! It’s cleared up a great deal, since using your PT soap! (We need more, though.)v I have two questions. 1: Can we purchase in person/do you have a store front, for those of us who are somewhat “local?” and 2: How often are you suppose to use the soap? IOW, how many days per week is the recommended usage or is it a daily-use soap?
Thank you and take care! See you again at the BB, in the fall!
Amanda S.

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