Regards To Making Pine Tar Soap???

by Shay
(Ontario, Canada)

I use the room temperature method and am wanting to make a pine tar soap. Now do I add my pine tar to the solid oils and allow the lye/water solution melt it with the other hard oils or should I melt the pine tar on it's own and then add it to the soft oils? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. I love this site so informative.

Sincerely,
Shay

Answer:

I think I would melt the pine tar in with a bit of the liquid oils and then add that back into the remainder of the liquid oils and continue on as usual.

Cathy

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HELPPPPP!!!! Made the Pine Tar Soap But Forgot Something!!!
by: Shay

Help...I made the pine tar soap and I forgot to put my 4 ozs of palm oil in and I realized that after I had already got it into the mold. Soap looks great in the mold actually looks like chocolate cake exactly like chocolate cake batter LOL But now I know that this soap will probably be lye heavy because I forgot the palm oil. Is there anything I can do to save this batch of soap????? Oh by the way pine tar is easier to work with then I thought it would be I melted the pine tar right in the can and just took out the amount I needed and added it to part of the liquid oils and added it with all my liquid oils before trace. Then I got out my hand mixer NOT stick blender but hand mixer and mixed it for a few minutes. It got a nice thick trace the same as chocolate cake batter and I poured it. Now I need to know if there's anyway to save this soap because I forgot to add my 4 ozs of palm oil. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Shay

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Good Job!
by: Kathleen Baldwin

Hi Shay.

They say you can rebatch and add the oil then. But, I say use it for laundry and do it again. It's the best laundry soap! Unless you enjoy rebatching. Me? I can't stand it.

But, I make this regularly, and you are right - add the tar to the oils and warm them together - stir and add your same temperature lye. All this done with a spoon because pine tar increases rate of trace extremely. In 5 minutes or less with a spoon, it's traced. :D good job, though!

good soaping!
kathleen

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Thanks Kathleen :>)
by: Shay

Hello Kathleen and thanks so much for your response to my issue it's very much appreciated! I've rebatched once and I wasn't too fond of it but it was ok. So I'm going to try to rebatch the batch of pine tar soap. I myself don't like the thought of using it for laundry detergent something about pine tar all over my clothes just doesn't appeal to me LOL I'm sure it would work as you state but to each their own right! Thanks for the advice I do appreciate it and I will post the results of my rebatch later on probably tommarrow after I unmold it :>) Thanks so much!

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Rebatched The Pine Tar Soap :>)
by: Shay

I rebatched the pine tar soap and it turned out PERFECT! Wasn't bad at all rebatching it. I cut the pine tar soap up into small chunks and added just a tiny bit of water maybe 2 tablespoons. I used the double boiler method and just placed a thick big glass bowl into a pot of water. I didn't put much water in the pot as I didn't want it over boiling into the soap. After the soap was halfway cooked or melted I added the 4 oz palm oil that I had forgot to add in my first failed batch hence the rebatch. I also added some puple sage and lavender fragrance oil this time around thinking it might help the scent but regardless it still smells like pine tar LOL After it was all melted and cooked I put it into the mold and waited a few hours for it harden and I took it out of the mold and cut it into bars. It is now on my soap shelf curing. It turned out great and I'm very happy with the results. I made this for my daughter who had bad excema on her hands and pine tar is suppose to help with that. I liked this rebatch better then I thought I would and I'm going to rebatch a bunch of old soaps I have that didn't turn out quite the way I wanted :>) Mind you I like making cold processed soap from scratch much better but this rebatch wasn't so bad and I'll do it again :>)

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Great!
by: Kathleen

That's great, Shay. It sounds like a perfect rebatch experience.
I had heard olive oil soaps were best for eczema and pine tar better for psoriasis. I'll have to do a bit more research on that.
Anyway, the best news is that it's curing and sounds like it's an awesome soap.
*pats Shay's back*
kathleen

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Thanks Kathleen :>)
by: Shay

Thanks for the show of support Kathleen very much appreciated!:>) Oh I did not know that about Olive Oil soap but guess what??? The pine tar soap also has olive oil in it so I guess it's going to be a good soap for both excema and psorisis (spelling) LOL Either way I'll keep you posted on how it works for my daughters excema :>)
Happy Soaping Kathleen :>) Thanks again :>)

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I'd love
by: Kathleen

to hear how it turns out. I'm so glad you are happy with it - that's the main thing. And, Shay, it sounds pretty awesome! I'll keep my ears tuned in for your feedback on it.
And, you are so welcome. I'm glad to be supportive.

♥kathleen

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The Pine Tar Soap Works Wonders on Excema! :>)
by: Shay

Well I've allowed the pine tar soap to cure for a few weeks now and gave a bar to my daughter the past week and she's been using it and it has cleared up her excema and stopped the itching. It works wonders she says and it's the best thing she's ever tried that really works. Even the stuff she used to get from the doctors didn't work as good as the pine tar soap does. I've decided to try to sell this to help people with their excema and psorosis (spelling) problems. I think $4.00 a bar is a fair price as the bars are nice chuncky bars well over 4 oz size. So if anyone is interested let me know through this thread post and we'll exchange email address's, or if anyone would like me to make them a loaf I'd be more then happy to make it and sell it to them. I just love making soap :>) I make other soaps as well in different fragrances and have even sold a bunch of my soaps :>) It's a passion and I just love it :>)

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Pine tar
by: Anonymous

I live in Ontario also where do you get your pine tar? Thank you!

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Pine Tar
by: Jimmie

In the videos that I have watched on line they have been adding the pine tar once the oils and lye are emulsified just before trace. Pine tar in soaps cause the soap to trace very fast, almost immediately. Have everything ready before you add the pine tar and be ready to pour as soon as everything is mixed.

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