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Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve

$13.49 (was $14.99)

Product Details

Item #06613

Relied upon for generations, Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve is still a staple for home medicine cabinets and first-aid kits. Its active ingredient is phenol (carbolic acid), but other benefits, and its unique aroma, derive from natural botanicals, including camphor, oil of spruce and the tea tree relative, cajeput.

This versatile product is safe and effective for relieving pain and itching associated with:

  • minor cuts
  • burns
  • skin irritations
  • scrapes
  • insect bites

(4.37 oz/124 g)

Product Uses

  • Traditional Uses

    You can’t blame them, really. Bites are just a bug’s natural defense. But if they leave you itchy and scratchy, fight back with J.R. Watkins natural defenses.


  • Complete Product Ingredient List

    Active Ingredient: Phenol 1.5%.
    Inactive Ingredients: Cajeput oil, camphor oil, paraffin, partially hydrogenated rosin, petrolatum, spruce oil.


Overall Rating: 8 review(s)

Review Location Rating

  • Petro Carbo Salve

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Kathleen Schroeder

    I have used Petro Carbo Salve now for 4o years. My children have been brought up with it and now that they are adults they love it too. I have always found this product to be fast acting and a real healing agent on all hang skins, scrapes, and even skin irritations. I can always depend on it's clean and sure remedy for all healing needs my family has ever had and I hope you will always make it available to us as it is a staple in my medicine cabinet taking the place of all other newer preparations that have come on the market. It blows Neosporin out of the water. I also love the consistency of Petro Carbo Salve, it stays put on the wound and doesn't break down, it remains effective when all others would be gone. I also love the smell, and always know healing is on the way when I apply it, that is the best part of your product is the fact it works every time..Thanks for continuing to offer Petro Carbo Salve to all of us Mothers, Grandmothers, and others as well..it makes mothering so much easier and more assured to have our trusty Petro Carbo Salve..God Bless your company to continue to prosper! Kathleen Schroeder

    Camano Island

  • Best. Stuff. Ever.

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Muench

    This is my FIRST go-to ointment for all the scrapes, cuts, bug bites, torn cuticles, splinters, thorns, ANYTHING I get into around the house, garden, and garage. The project is not done until I'm bleeding somewhere, then I wash up with soap & water, apply the Petro-Carbo salve and I am good to go! It really soothes painful cuts (paper cuts!), draws out those tiny splinters or cactus prickers you can't see, as well as heals up scrapes nicely. We put this in our small cooler when we travel because it is so nice to have for the unexpected knuckle scuff. It has worked great and made many of my boo-boos clear up pain-free. Please bring back the travel sized tin--that was great for gift giving (get others hooked!) and small enough for the first aid kit. Great product!!!


  • 5 Generations of Petro-carbo users

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: A E Holubar

    I grew up in Winona, MN and my Grandfather worked for Watkins Co. This product has been a mainstay for my family for 5 generations. From scrapes to slivers, nothing on the store shelf today even comes close in comparison! I keep a tincture in our 1st aid kits and one in the garage. Please don't ever discontinue this product!!


  • Petro Carbo Salve

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Connie Gayler

    This is one of my biggest sellers.. this is an awesome product and I personal love this product..


  • Petro-Carbo

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Melinda Atsavinh

    This stuff rocks, I use it on my dogs when they get hot spots and skin rashs. Also use it on us for mosquito bites and cuts. Quick healing and some of the best stuff around. AAAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++++


  • Got bet buy a white face Wasp

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Glen Turner

    I got bit by the back of my neck buy a white face wasp the standing made my skin burn I put on the petro - Carbo in the affected area within 30 seconds the pain was gone it was like I've never been stung


  • petro-carbo first aid salve

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: carol kohlbeck

    awesome product! highly recommended! My parents used this on each of us kids while growing up--they had 11 children which prompted numerous cuts, bruises, scrapes, scratches-and to this day it is what I use for my whole family - it's soothing, comforting, and is the best wound ointment I have ever used ..from a paper cut to a skinned knee or worse, its the best. The cost per item is justified - it lasts for years!



    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: DOLORES HESTER

    I never want to run out of this salve; it is like having a miracle salve on hand that heals all irritations. I used the Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve on my hemorrhoids; the irritation never returned. As I said, this salve is a healer.