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Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve
 
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5.0

We have always called this "magic medicine!".

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from USA

Comments about Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve:

We are never without this salve...we have it at home, at the cottage and in the cars. My girls use this magic medicine and they swear by it. Over the years I have given many of my friends a sample from my can, and they have all purchased their own cans of salve. No home should be without it!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The second item I grab after hurting myself.

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from Annapolis, MD

Comments about Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve:

I say that this is the 2nd product I grab after hurting or burning myself.  That's not a slam against **Watkins Petro Carbo Salve**.  It just means that the first thing I do is put ice or cold water on the wound, then after I've calmed down I grab the Petro Carbo.

My husband introduced me to Watkins Products about 15 year ago and we are still very loyal to several of them.  One of the items that we always keep in our first aid box is Petro Carbo Salve as I have a really bad habit of burning and cutting myself.  I'm known to be a bit of a klutz.

Petro-Carbo Salve is "a soothing and helpful dressing of many uses. For minor irritations, chafing, chapping, and slight cuts and burns".  It comes in a large tin that you pull the top off to open. It also comes in a tiny travel size tin which is about the size of a lip gloss tin.  We keep the large one at home so I can use it when I burn myself on my hair appliances or the fireplace or stove and I keep the small one in my toiletry bag so I have it with me when we travel.  I've also used it a few times for treating blisters, paper cuts, and abrasions.  I even used it once to help remove a nasty sliver from a wood deck out of my foot. Earlier this week I burned my entire hand, fingers, and forearm from teapot steam. It hurt like crazy until I remembered my Petro Carbo salve. Applied some to the really burned/ouchy areas and it provided relief within minutes.

I like the way that Petro Carbo seals the cut or burn to keep air out of them.  They don't seem to hurt as badly when not exposed to air.  The salve helps to soothe wounds and prevent bacteria from reaching wounds.  The only complaint I have is that it doesn't smell very pleasant.

What I don't like is that my cat loves the stuff.  In fact the inside of the tin specifically says to not use it on cats.  I was never sure why but I have a theory.  When my husband cuts the lawn or uses the snowblower he sometimes comes in smelling of gasoline and my one cat will actually lick his pants and hands and coat.  It's freaky.  But I think it's from the petroleum and maybe you're not supposed to use Petro Carbo on cats because they may be attracted to the scent and lick it off which may make them ill.  Not sure, it's just my crazy theory.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve is the best at healing.

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from Lincoln, NE

Comments about Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve:

Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve is the best I have ever found at soothing and healing.  I often use this Salve to heal my kids diaper rash.  I simply put the Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve onto my boys' bottoms, with a top layer of Bag Balm.  By the next morning, the diaper rash is almost always gone.  I do not skimp on the amount that I put on cuts or rashes, and this salve has lasted through my twins (who are almost 4) and my 15 month old.  We use the Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve on cuts all of the time (and always cover with a bandaid as this can be messy).  We have almost completely quit using Neosporin or the Triple Antibiotic Ointment.  I much prefer the Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve.  It is kind of expensive, but as stated before this one tin has lasted us over 4 years with sometimes daily use.  It also has a strong odor to it, but it isn't awful.  Overall, I would highly recommend this cream.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve, excellent product!

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from Saint Maries, ID

Comments about Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve:

Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve is a must have product for all households.  It is a product with many uses.  I use it for cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, rashes and even as a lip balm.  As with all Watkins products you could buy something similar for less money, but the quality is exceptional.  Some of my friends don't care for the smell of the Petro-Carbo Salve, but I like the spicy, ointment aroma that it has.  I have never had a bad reaction to the salve, nor has it ever failed to help the ailments that I have used it for.  Watkins is know for exceptional products.  My household is never without a tin of Watkins Petro-Carbo Salve, a bottle of Watkins vanilla, a bottle of Watkins carmel flavoring, and a tin of Watkins pepper.  Kudos to Watkins for supplying their customers with high quality, mult-use products that are in demand.  I have never come across a Watkins product that I did not like or feel was not worth the money.

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