| Pine Oil Soap for Psoriasis |
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Leslie
Posted on: February 24, 1999
Could you tell me if you have a recipe for pine tar soap? Or maybe something that will be similar. It is for psoriasis.
We don’t have a recipe for pine tar soap, but we do have one for pine oil soap, which may be just as good for your needs.
* 8 parts water
* 2.5 parts solid caustic soda
* 10 parts alcohol
* 18 parts pine oil
* 17.5 parts red oil (oleic acid)
* 44 parts water
Mix the ingredients, while stirring, in the order shown at about 40 degrees Celsius. Adjust the pH of the final mixture with red oil or caustic soda until a sample in alcohol tests neutral to phenolphthalein (a pH indicator).