Pine tar soap is traditional, and generations have passed the recipe down. The plant-based ingredients are complementary to create a tried and true premium soap. However, if you aren’t accustomed to the smell or don’t prefer outdoorsy, rugged scents, it can be a challenge for your morning shower. These soap aficionados weigh in on if they would use pine tar soap with its woodsy scent and why.
Yes, Because Of Its Benefits
In the right circumstances, I would still use pine tar soap despite its scent. I don’t find it particularly revolting. Plus, the benefits of pine tar soap far outweigh its undesirable smell. It remains the go-to product for people who have skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis because it helps peel off dead skin and speed up the healing of wounds and breakouts. Besides, you can easily mask its smell by applying a lightly-scented moisturizer on your skin after taking a bath. Most perfumes also automatically overpower their characteristic scent.
Rita Farruggia is a Canadian-based health and hygiene expert. She is also the CEO of Happy Being Well.
Depending On How Well The Soap Works
I've always been interested in using pine tar soap. However, I'm not sure if I will still be interested in using it if it has a woodsy scent. I'm not sure if the smell will be too strong for me or if it will bother my allergies. I'll have to wait and see how the soap works before I decide whether or not to keep using it.
Just because pine tar soap has a woodsy scent doesn't mean people won't still be interested in using it. Many people find that the scent is very pleasant and strong. Some people even use it as a body wash because it is far more effective than other similar products. Others say that the soap leaves their skin feeling greasy, but this can be remedied by using it in conjunction with a good body scrub.
Amanda Ghanbarpour, owner of the travel blog My Vintage Map.
Yes, It Has A Rich and Nostalgic Smell
Yes. I purchased pine tar soap from the Chicago micro farm soap maker, and it had such a rich, nostalgic smell. Even though I purchased the soap for my husband, I used it a few times myself. I’ve always enjoyed strong, deep scents as opposed to super fruity, sweet smells. For those seeking something a little different, pine tar is an interesting option.
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