History of
Packer’s Tar Soap

Daniel F. Packer
(1825-1904)

Descendant of one of the earliest Mystic Connecticut families and youngest of 11 children

Attended school in Mystic and later Buckley’s academy in Weston Connecticut

Caught up in the gold rush fever of 1849, Packer spent three years in California where he developed an interest in soaps

Upon his return to Mystic, Packer began working on a new soap that he would later market as “Packer’s All Healing Tar Soap.”

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Packer’s Pine’s proprietary formula of natural pine tar and pine oils has provided millions of people with soothing help for a variety of skin conditions.

Packer’s Pine was recognized by the Army Corp of Engineers who used our soap as the insect repellent of choice prior to World War II

Today, we are owned and operated by dermatology healthcare professionals. Our passion is developing plant-based products with natural active ingredients that invigorate, relieve, and protect. Packer’s Pine has a storied history dating back to 1869 that we proudly uphold today.