Chiseled Face – Pine Tar – All Natural – Shaving Soap
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. Have ever done one of the following:
- Been on a tall wooden sailing vessel on a hot day?
- Applied some pine tar to the handle of your bat before stepping up to the home plate?
- Used railroad ties to make a flowerbed?
- Taken a trip to the La Brea tar pits?
- Rolled your window down while driving on a freshly paved road?
If you have, you know what this smells like (though the last three are asphalt and not pine tar, the smell is similar). It’s not a fresh, clean pine forest scent, but a warm, dirty, grity scent associated with hard work and callused hands.
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. It has been used as an antiseptic, and a treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
Does it actually cure skin diseases? We have no idea, and we don’t advertise that it does. However 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. Shave with Pine Tar shaving soap!
Note: Our pine tar is made using a closed-kiln process and as such is creosote-free.
4oz of tallow based soap in a 6oz plastic tub (4" diameter and 2" tall). Our tubs are over-sized by customer request to allow room to load your shaving brush.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Beef Tallow, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Water, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Pine Tar, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Silk Powder
This is my first time buying a hard shave soap, and I love it! Great lather, and the smell is honestly fantastic. The scent might not be "fancy," and I'm not sure I'm the right person to judge that anyhow, but it certainly doesn't smell like a fresh paved road. Definitely piney, definitely tar-y, but pleasant. Scent does not linger, but left my skin feeling great.
As an added bonus, I didn't realize the Groomatorium products are made in Ohio; I'm very happy to be supporting a maker in my region. Keep up the great work, I look forward to trying other your other wares!
The description as far as the scent profile is spot on. It’s not a heavily scented soap but it does have a faint pine tar scent to it which I do like. The soap does lather up with a slight brown hue to it so you know the artisan used real pine tar in it. I got a very clean and smooth shave with it! Post shave feel was very nice. Soap is super slick. Lather is easy to generate. Soap was a bit soft and does have a sticky feel to it. No complaints though! It has tar in it so what do you expect? Haha!
Overall I liked this soap and will purchase this again soon! Don’t let the description scare you that the scent is dirty or smells horrible. It’s very faint in the pine tar scent but it’s there. I have used pine tar bath soaps exclusively to help with acne issues. If you have oily/combination type skin, you will enjoy this. It’s got a Smokey, woodsy, burnt pine scent to it that is really nice. But this soap isn’t for scent pleasure. It’s the skin food ingredients used that make this soap shine! Your face will love you for it.
Great soap! Thanks for making this!