Pine Tar soap has been used for centuries as a holistic bathing / healing agent. Horse breeders paint their animal hooves with Pine Tar and it acts as a natural antibiotic. Animal Veterinarians used it as a healing salve on livestock for skin abrasions to prevent infection. Dog Breeders / lovers use it to bathe their pups to avoid flea and tick infestation and it is a natural healer of Canine Atopic Dermatitis
People have used it for many, many years for dry skin and a natural insect repellent. The scent is definitely woodsy but after bathing it does not linger.