Discover one of the most useful recipes for skin care with pine tar soap.
A dedicated product for the protection and care of marks, cracks, lesions or some problems that applies to certain animals and attends major symptoms in humans.
This product and its pine tar derivatives offer natural benefits of great importance in the treatment of the body.
And that you can now realize with this special recipe for the creation of your own pine tar soap.
Benefits of Pine Tar Soap
This type of soap is good for relieving symptoms such as psoriasis, extreme eczema and other skin conditions.
It is all due to the incorporation of the ingredient in the mixture that is derived from pine wood, which makes it more natural and effective.
Even so, some of these soaps on the market have some chemicals that can be harmful to some skin types.
So we recommend you take precautions when buying, read the directions carefully or make your own soap at home.
To perform this procedure we will need equipment and tools at hand for every second of the preparation.
Follow all the recommendations for a better result at the end to enjoy a pine tar soap.
- Rubber gloves (not necessary, but they are a precaution).
- Goggles (not necessary, but they are a precaution)
- 1 stainless steel pot (medium size)
- Wooden spoons
- Candy thermometer
- Kitchen scale
- Sturdy plastic pitcher or 8-cup tempered glass measuring cup
Write down all the information you must have to follow this recipe which yields up to 7 ½ lbs.
If you want more or less just adjust the proportions as you go.
- 3 lbs of vegetable shortening.
- 1 lb coconut oil.
- 1 1/2 lb olive oil.
- 2 pounds of distilled water
- ¾ lb of lye (100% lye).
- 4 oz of pine tar.
Using a pitcher or measuring cup we take the first sample of water, into which we will carefully add the lye.
We begin to stir with a wooden spoon until it dissolves completely and let it cool.
In a saucepan we incorporate the butter and oils and cook to melt slowly and then remove from the heat.
Both steps you will have to wait until they cool down to 100-105 approximately, you will be able to check with a candy thermometer.
Now add the lye water and oils and start stirring for 5 minutes to make sure everything is well mixed.
Add the Pine Tar and continue stirring at the same pace. You will notice how it will begin to accelerate the trace.
When the soap mixture has a thick trace, stop stirring and pour into your mold, using the spatula to get all the soap out of the pot.
Now insulate the mold and let it set for up to 24 hours.
You can then remove the bar of soap from the mold and cut it into bars.
With these measurements you will be able to create up to 30 bars depending on the size of the mold you have.
Let it cure for no less than 2 weeks before using it again.
Want to make Pine Tar Soap again?
Using the above model you will be able to create a second round of soaps to have many more.
To do this you will follow these same steps, and you will also not have to cure the previous mold or wait any longer because it will already be ready with the original mixture.
- Up to 15 normal bars of soap, but not less than 7.
- 1 cup of water for 15 bars or ½ cup of water for 7 bars of soap.
- Crock pot (normal to large size).
- Pine tar 4 ounces for 15 bars, 2 ounces for 7 bars.
- Lined mold.
- Wooden spoons.
Cut the bars of soap into thin slices, you can yield 8 slices for each bar.
Start cooking them on low heat inside the pot and add water according to the amount you are going to use.
Cover and set the slow cooker on high for 1 hour. Then you can stir the soap.
Keep stirring every 30 minutes until the soap has completely melted and reached the consistency of oatmeal.
These second soaps will not be as soft as the first ones, but they will retain all the properties of a good soap.
Add the pine tar, again depending on how many bars you have cut. Stir very well so that the pine tar is completely incorporated into the soap mixture. Pour or spoon into the prepared mold. Let stand for at least 24 hours before cutting the bars.
And you’ll have more Pine Tar Soap!