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 shaving soap. Just soap and Pine Tar.
It doesn’t smell fancy – after all, it is tar!
What does it smell like? You’ve probably encountered pine tar, or something that smells like it at some point.
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.
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.
Note: Our pine tar is made using a closed-kiln process and as such is creosote-free.