I understand the pine tar we need for soaping is the pure stuff, which is also called 'Stockholm Tar'.I had a look for pine tar today the horse section at tragos mills. There were tons of different hoof oils all containing 'stockholm tar' but there were no ingredients lists saying what else was in there too. Some had castor oil but no full ingredients list. Do people just use this sort of adulterated hoof oil or is it possible to find near pine tar?
Thank you for those links DeeAnnaDo people just use this sort of adulterated hoof oil or is it possible to find near pine tar?..."
Yes, it is possible to get pure pine tar. I do not use "hoof oil". Here are three brands that I know of. I've used the first two and I know the third is also reputable.
Bickmore Pine Tar: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1187085285195842695
Auson "Kiln Burn" Pine Tar: http://www.noxudolusa.com/product/kiln-burn-pine-tar-liter/
Auson/Noxudol sells internationally -- they're a Swedish company. http://www.auson.se/sv
Farnam Pine Tar: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/7398247586516858491
Yes I used my 'Gold Label - Thick Tar' yesterday to make my first ever batch of pine tar soapI use the Gold Label from Hunter (the first amazon link from AnnaO) and it is fine. Even after it is shipped all the way here!
To me, 100% is 100% and whether it is pharmaceutical grade doesn't bother me. That's probably the difference between technical and food grade lye which doesn't bother me either. Those who sell may or may not have concerns.Dear Mr. xxx,
Thank you for your email. We always appreciate hearing from our customers.
Pine Tar is 100% pine tar and does not contain creosotes. This Pine Tar is not pharmaceutical grade, and we do not recommend using it for soap.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to either reply to this email or contact us at 800-234-2269, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST.
Pine Tar Product Specialist
Agreed! I did submit another email questioning the difference between pharmaceutical and whatever just 100% may be. I suspect the pharmaceutical grade has a fewer rat hairs or roach feet in it. I know you're all hanging by your fingernails just waiting to find out. :-DTo be honest, if a germ can live in 100% Pine Tar then it deserves to win...............................
At $9 a quart I can put up with a few extra hairs and feet.Pharmaceutical grade will just be extra super duper tested for any possible other toxicological or microbiological contaminants. If you're selling then I might be a bit concerned but for personal use I would just go with it.
You're right. I strolled into Tractor Supply and picked up a qt of Horse Health pine tar for $9 and change but that was at least a year ago. Prices have changed and this link shows them to be varied. Plenty of choices.Uh, the "kiln burn" stuff is about $40 per quart including shipping. Outrageously pricey compared to the Bickmore/Farnam stuff, but I really like the scent of this product (smoky campfire) compared with Bickmore PT (burning rubber). Since DH gets the lion's share of my PT soap, I figure he's worth it.