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Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap 3.25 oz (92 g)

 
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"Now looky here junior, in my day, we had to walk 16 miles barefoot in the snow to get to school..." Aren't grandpa's stories the best? His wonder pine tar soap is even better!


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Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz
 
4.2

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (61)
  • Lathers well (46)
  • Moisturizing (39)
  • Pleasant smell (22)
  • Long lasting (5)

Cons

  • Unpleasant smell (25)
  • Doesn't last long (4)
  • Sticky residue (4)

Best Uses

  • Shower (48)
  • Baths (29)
  • Facial soap (27)
  • Hand soap (19)
  • Shampoo (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (22), Quality oriented (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tinea Versicolor (Rash)

Unfortunately during the first Gulf War I contracted an un-curable skin fungal ailment called Tinea Versicolor and after years of un-sucessful treatments including, anti-fungal meds, leaving selsun blue on the skin overnight, and...Read complete review

Unfortunately during the first Gulf War I contracted an un-curable skin fungal ailment called Tinea Versicolor and after years of un-sucessful treatments including, anti-fungal meds, leaving selsun blue on the skin overnight, and topical anti fungals it was continually worsening and continuing tp plague me and keep me scratching with visible sign even in the winter. (This ailment increases greatly in the heat and when you sweat).

I still take an oral anti-fungal in the summer but this soap alone keeps me itch free with no visible sign of the rash almost year round. I just shower with it normally. Great Stuff and I really like the smell which does not stay with you after showering.

I've been using this for almost 2 years now and waited to give this review to see if like many other solutions it worked great short term then the rash comes back with a vengence. It didn't and the soap seems to do a great job keeping it that way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I had high hopes for this product after reading the reviews. I developed the PUPPPs rash when I was about 7 months pregnant, and since I didn't feel good about using prescription creams long-term...Read complete review

I had high hopes for this product after reading the reviews. I developed the PUPPPs rash when I was about 7 months pregnant, and since I didn't feel good about using prescription creams long-term I was looking for a more natural product to treat the itching. After a week of use, my rash had not only gotten worse - redder and bumpier - but had spread to new areas. In addition, the rest of my skin that was not covered in the rash was becoming unbearably itchy and dry. I switched back to a regular natural soap and felt some relief within hours. I would still recommend trying this, as it's inexpensive and has obviously worked for so many others, but sadly it did not work for me.

A note about the smell: after you get used to it, it's really not that bad. It almost smelled more in my bathroom cabinet before I started using it than it did in the soapdish after use. As an experiment I did not tell my husband about it, to see if he noticed the tar smell, and he never said a word.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst smelling soap ever made!!!

By Zena26

from NY

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Sticky Residue
    • Unpleasant Smell

    Best Uses

      Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

      This is the worst smelling soap that I've ever purchased. It smells like smoked cheese sprinkled with menthol... Gross.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      great soap

      By Irishcowboy

      from Ghent NewYork

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

            I use it after working on my K-5 blazer& musclecar. It also cleans you up after a hard days work.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Acne

            By Heartburn

            from Arkansas

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Lathers Well
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Facial Soap

              Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

              Use everyday

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Doctor Recommended!

              By Grandma

              from Wilmington DE

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Lathers Well
              • Moisturizing
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baths
                • Facial Soap
                • Hand Soap
                • Shampoo
                • Showers

                Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                Doctor recommended
                Always provides ecxema relief
                Use on very young children

                (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Smells like soot, not pine

                By DanInEugene

                from Eugene, OR

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Unpleasant Smell

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                    The soap is black and smelled like dirty smokey soot. I figured that it must smell clean like pine once it got wet otherwise the product would have gone out of business. Nope, gave my hands that dirty smokey sooty stench when I used it. I am very skeptical of the authenticity of the reviews above one star.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Clean, Clean and Clean

                    By Patdak

                    from Buckhannon, WV

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Lathers Well

                    Cons

                    • Medicine smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Baths

                    Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                    Love this product. Works wonders for itchy skin and feels so clean. Not for the person who loves perfume, silky products.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic for skin and as a shampoo!

                    By Lola

                    from Lancaster, VA

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Lathers Well
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Pleasant Smell

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Showers

                      Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                      My husband loves this soap and asks for it all the time. The fragrance is something that takes getting a bit of getting used to but the soap is great! I am planning to try it because he is so happy with it.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      BEST SOAP FOR DRY SKIN

                      By ibspeedin

                      from kingman az

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Effectively
                      • Lathers Well
                      • Pleasant Smell

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Baths
                        • Facial Soap
                        • Hand Soap
                        • Showers

                        Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                        I have very dry skin and it becomes very itchy. Using this soap my skin has improved. No Itching. Now i dont have to use lotion 2 or 3 times a day. I highly recommend

                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        A goopy mess

                        By UpAtAllHours

                        from Somewhere in IA

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Messy
                          • Sticky Residue
                          • Unpleasant Smell

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                            This soap turned into a goopy mess. Wasn't too wild about the scent either. I was not impressed.

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            It stinks and I love it.

                            By Greg

                            from Hartford, CT

                            describe yourself Budget Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cleans Effectively
                            • Lathers Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Facial Soap
                              • Showers

                              Comments about Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, 3.25 oz:

                              So the smell is strong. I just bought a soap case so it doesn't bother the wife. Actually, the smell has started to grow on me. I find it unquestionably manly.

                              Lathers great and gets me clean without drying my skin. The bar wears down a little quickly, but that's a minor complaint.

                              I love it. If it's good enough for grandpa, it's good enough for me.

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                              Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap

                               – Though it was originally used as a wood preservative and weatherproofing agent, pine tar has long held a reputation as a great ingredient in soaps because of the way that it helps alleviate symptoms associated with chronic skin conditions. You can find this useful compound as a prime component of Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap, which can help heal your skin while it cleans. Grandpa’s also recommends using pine tar soap for shaving and shampooing to increase the benefits of this versatile product.

                              Pine Tar Benefits



                              For centuries, pine tar--which is a sticky substance created during the carbonization of pine wood--has been used by professionals ranging from ship builders to veterinarians. Among its other uses, pine tar has been proven to be beneficial in addressing symptoms of various skin conditions. Individuals who suffer from skin irritation due to eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff may benefit from using pine tar soaps. The natural ingredient can also help calm the irritation caused by sunburn, bug bites, and exposure to poison ivy or poison sumac.

                              Versatile Uses for Pine Tar Soap



                              Since 1878, people have been using Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap to cleanse, heal, and moisturize skin. The soap is manufactured without any added fragrances or dyes. Instead, you will notice the distinct natural scent and brown color of pine tar. If the concept of washing with brown soap makes you uncomfortable, you will be reassured to know that this product lathers white and won't leave behind any unwanted residue. According to manufacturers, the use of pine tar soap as a shampoo is recommended by many barbers as a way to soothe the skin on your scalp while imparting necessary moisture to your hair. You can also use Grandpa's Wonder in place of your usual shaving cream to provide a comfortable barrier between your face and razor blade.
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