For many Californian Indian tribes, the creosote bush was considered a panacea, for both its internal uses (pulmonary congestion, blood poisoning, etc.) and external uses (inflammation, pains, wounds, etc.) It was also used as a shampoo and deodorant. The creosote bush produces a resin with regenerating properties, used to rebuild the skin and promote hair growth. Research is ongoing into numerous other medicinal applications.
Creosote bush resin extract preserves the "youthful potential" of skin cells. It also helps to protect the skin against the irritating effects of the sun.