Tar soap: properties, uses, benefits and harms

Tar soap is widely used by modern cosmetologists, dermatologists and physicians. Birch tar as the main component activates blood circulation, which is the reason for its beneficial properties.

The uniqueness of the tar in its composition, it in itself is a cosmetic product, as well as medicinal. Its essential oil is also used in the manufacture of Vishnevsky’s ointment, which is famous for its antiseptic properties and unpleasant odor. The soap is characterized by anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities. The antiparasitic properties of soap make it possible to use it in the fight against pests such as lice, nits, fleas, in combination with drugs prescribed by a doctor. It also has a beneficial effect on the process of cell regeneration, it is used in restorative and resolving therapy.

It looks like a bar of ordinary washing soap and has a pronounced smell of tar. This soap product consists of natural extracts, is environmentally friendly, basically does not contain artificial chemical impurities and additives. Sodium salts in the basis of fatty acids and palm oil as components make the soap composition almost universal. It quickly turns into foam, which effectively cleanses the skin. Thanks to essential oils, the effect of tar softens, but a moisturizer is definitely needed.

It is recommended to store it in a closed dry container, at low relative humidity, to avoid heat and exposure to open sunlight.

The use of tar soap


Tar in the composition of soap products is actively used in spa salons, beauty parlors, sanatoriums and health resorts.

Widely used in the complex treatment of diseases such as dandruff, psoriasis, lichen, fungus, itching, skin seborrhea. Experts in the field of dermatology strongly recommend the use of tar soap for patients who suffer from demodectic mites. Every time taking antibiotics is harmful to the body, and during the period of exacerbation of this disease, tar soap will effectively remove manifestations such as itching, redness, irritation.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, tar soap is actively used for skin rashes, acne and suppuration, it has a positive trend in the course of diseases such as eczema, furunculosis, scabies, and neurodermatitis. In patients with bedsores, it is recommended to treat the affected areas with this soapy solution. Soap containing birch tar is used even for open wounds and burns, they treat frostbite areas of the body and cracked heels.


Owners of problematic skin will see a positive result after about two weeks. Every evening or morning it is necessary to wash with tar soap. Use warm (not hot) water for the procedure, and then rinse your face with cold water. Contrast rinsing will enhance the effect of the procedure and will promote skin rejuvenation.

Often, tar soap is used in the complex treatment of teenage acne, the appearance of which is due to hormonal changes in the body. It is applied as a mask and effectively removes oily sheen. Before applying, it must be lathered, applied to problem areas for ten minutes and rinsed with running water. To avoid overdrying the skin, do this no more than twice a day for three weeks. After treatment, the skin will cease to shine and acquire a healthy color.

For hair health.

Birch tar is an alternative to modern balms and masks for the scalp, suitable for all types of hair, stimulates their growth, increases volume, eliminates dandruff. After the first application, disappointment is possible, but do not despair. Hair will gain strength, shine and well-groomed appearance. It is also a good prevention and treatment of dandruff. Do not lather your hair directly with a bar of soap. First you need to lather it in your hands, and then apply it to your hair. You can also dilute the soap in a small amount of warm water, keep it on your head for five to ten minutes. Apply in short courses (five to seven masks) once every half a year.

Intimate hygiene and prevention of fungal infections.

On the shelves of pharmacies and supermarkets are now a large number of products for intimate hygiene. The prices for these products depend on the manufacturer and components, but the price does not always correspond to the quality. In addition, allergy sufferers can react painfully to fragrances, flavors and dyes that are part of these products. Tar soap will compete with these products, both in cost and in quality.

Most women prefer tar soap because it is a natural antiseptic and does not contain harmful chemical impurities. The preference of this product ensures the prevention of infections and fungal diseases. Its foam helps to get rid of secretions and unpleasant odors for a long time. Soap prevents the development of thrush, favors the healing of microtraumas, for example, after unsuccessful hair removal in the bikini area.

If you want to make such soap yourself, it makes sense to add oil that is suitable for the skin, a decoction of herbs, and aloe kalanchoe juice to it. In the postoperative period, the seams can be treated with foam, then the healing process is significantly accelerated and the possibility of pathogenic microbes entering is minimized.

Veterinary and horticulture.

Tar soap is used to remove and prevent parasites and pests. Animals are bathed in soapy foam, and plants are sprayed with a solution.


Useful qualities of tar soap:

  • removes excess fat cells, disinfects problem areas of the skin;
  • performs a soft natural peeling;
  • gives the skin a healthy look, evens out the color;
  • does not contain carcinogens, dyes, chemicals;
  • strengthens hair, prevents their premature loss;
  • regenerates and restores at the cellular level;
  • anesthetizes and resorbs hematomas;
  • accelerates the healing process;
  • helps to get rid of parasites (lice, fleas, ticks) and pests.


It is necessary to resort to procedures with tar soap consistently and regularly, after consulting with a cosmetologist or dermatologist. Since it is necessary to take into account the type and type of skin, age, chronic diseases, hormonal background, metabolic rate. People prone to allergies should be wary of such procedures, because in addition to birch tar, the soap still contains …

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