Pine tar soap
This is a pine tar soap I've made, it has turmeric added as a skin loving herb. There are thought to be many benefits to using pine tar soap which a quick Google search can have hundreds of articles about it, I have randomly quoted one here from one such article- "Pine tar soap is a natural soap which has long been touted for its medicinal benefits in the treatment of skin conditions, plus treatment of dandruff, according to Jim Champion, a candle and natural and organic soap maker. Champion explains that pine tar, as well as pine oil, has a strong pine smell when it is combined with other scented oils as well as essential oils for use on the body. “It is said to have antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities and is useful to soothe and treat symptoms of poison ivy and oak.” Pine soap, Champion says, is also used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and it relieves the itching caused by bug bites. Additionally, he says, it is a common additive in shampoo and is used to treat the inflammation and itching of the scalp due to dandruff. “Pine tar has been a common ingredient in soaps, spanning hundreds of years. It is still used today, especially in natural soaps and organic soaps,” notes Champion. Because pine tar soap has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, Champion believes it is perceived as an effective method for treating certain bacterial and fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or jock itch. It is also commonly used by people to treat unpleasant odors of the feet or armpits."