There are many different uses for pine tar soap due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is commonly used to help treat certain skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, acne, contact dermatitis and many others.
These properties also make pine tar soap an effective treatment method for inflammatory conditions like hives, insect bites or inflammation resulting from contact with poison ivy, oak, sumac or other similar plants. Pine tar's antiseptic properties also make it one of the more commonly used methods for treating minor wounds. While it is mostly used by vets, especially for horses, cows and other large animals, it can help to treat wounds in humans as well.
In addition, pine tar soap has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. This makes it an effective method for treating certain bacterial and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot or jock itch. It is also commonly used by people to treat unpleasant odors of the feet or armpits due to these same conditions.
Use of pine tar soap has a soothing effect on the skin, which is why it is so commonly an ingredient in shampoos, body and face soaps, lotions, skin oils and a wide range of other cosmetic products.