I'm wondering if it is safe to put Pinetarsol on my chickens semi-wound. There isnt open blood, but shes being pecked at a bit and the skin has some crusty yuckyness on it. Anyway, as far as I can tell, it's just Pine Tar dressed up pretty and given a fancy name, but I thought I'd run it by you Preservatives listed : Phenethyl Alcohol, and Dichlorobenzyl alcohol. WHATS IN PINETARSOL? Pine Tar (according to their website) Tars have been used in the treatment of skin diseases for over 2000 years. Pine tar is obtained from the distillation of the wood of various trees of the family Pinaceae. Pine tar has properties that inhibit itching and inflammation. Moisturising Agents Glycerol and Liquid Paraffin Pinetarsol Bath Oil and Pinetarsol Gel contain 2 classes of moisturising agents, humectants and emollients. These agents mimic the features your skin uses to prevent itself from dehydrating. Glycerol acts as a humectant, a moisturising agent that increases the water-holding capacity of the outermost layer of the skin, helping to prevent skin dryness. Liquid Paraffin is an emollient, a moisturising agent which softens and soothes the skin. Emollients are used to correct dryness and scaling of the skin. pH Balanced Avoid soap if you have dry, red and itchy skin. Most soap has an alkaline pH that strips away the skins natural layer of protective oils leaving tender skin more susceptible to further damage, irritation and infection. All products in the Pinetarsol range are soap free and the Pinetarsol Solution, Gel & Bar are all pH balanced to maintain the skins natural layer of protection. Pinetarsol products are effective soap alternatives which not only cleanse your skin but also help to relieve the itch and irritation. Also, it's a thick dark green gel and smells.. unpleasent, but not exactly like pine needles, just a little like pine needles.. thoughts please??