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Petro-Carbo First Aid Salve

Product Details

Item #02372

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-Carb First Aid Salve

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Juanita

    Absolutely the VERY BEST heel softening salve ever made. My pedicurist was always fussing because my heels were so rough - inspite of using heavy creams and lotions to soften them. I tried the salve on my heels for 1 month, applying at night before going to bed - now my heels are soft - no roughness at all, and my heels stay soft and smooth, with regular use. I gave my pedicurist some of the salve for her heels - she is convinced the salve is the best!


  • Must Have

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Checkers

    I have used this in the past for minor burns, but recently tried it on a serious sunburn. I would have been miserable without the Petro-Carbo salve. It immediately took away the burn and that tight feeling. Has helped heal the burn area. I might even get away without peeling.


  • Petro-Carbo Salve

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: sharon

    I have used this Petro-Carbo Salve since the early 1970's. It's fantastic. And a little bit goes a long way! I splashed some hot coffee on my forehead - (and no, it wasn't at McDonald's - no lawsuit). I put some petro-carbo salve on it any my husband took me to the Emergency Room at Camp LeJeune, NC (we were visiting family). I told the Corpsman who helped me in the ER what I had done. He put a bandage on it and said to keep doing what I was doing. I have no scar at all! I use this for cuts and scrapes - it's the best.


  • Fantastic Product

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Mary Hutto

    I was introduced to this salve last year when I had a nasty spider bite on my stomach. My good friend swore by this stuff , calling it a "drawing salve" and talked me into taking it home and using it. Within three days of using this, my spider bite was gone! I immediately when on-line and ordered this "miracle in a can" from Watkins. Now all my family uses this salve with all kinds of bug bite. I make sure I'm never out of it.


  • Healing and pain relief prducts

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Ali J Brown

    All of the Watkins "healing" and "pain relief products are my biggest sellers. I depend on these including especially the warming balm and cooling gel... We have been out of stock and my clients are asking. When will we have these products back.

    Rio Linda

  • I love this stuff.

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: Ashley Smith

    This salve works wonders. I would much rather use this than any triple antibiotic, I also love the fact that all the ingredients are all natural and you actually know what they are unlike some products when you don't know but maybe 1 or 2 ingredients in the whole thing. I also love how fast this stuff will heal and relieve the sore or burn. I would definetely recommend this product to anyone.


  • This is the greatest product!

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: eric

    My father was born in 1908 in west Texas, they used this wonderful healing and drawing salve for everything, even animals. When my dad left home he became a commercial tuna fisherman out of San Diego, CA. When I was three we moved to Texas where he began to fish for brown shrimp in deep gulf waters. He always kept a can or Petro=carbo under his bunk. It was his first aid kit on his trips of 5 - 7 days off shore. Growing up in a coastal town I was always cutting my feet or stepping on nails, Petro-Carbo was my savior! Nothing heals and draws out infection like this stuff!


  • Great for the First Aid Kit!

    Size: 4.37 oz

    Reviewed By: S. Wergin

    I bought this product for myself and my grandfather. We use it all the time and he said he has used it for years. It works well and has a good smell to it, and a little jar goes so far! And its just the right size for a first aid kit, purse, diaper bag, glove box, or almost anywhere!