1350 Essential Oil Soap

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Our 1350 Oil Soap has a rich and interesting, if somewhat dubious history. As the story goes, it was first concocted in France in about 1349 AD to protect against the Black Plague. Its formula was posted on walls in Marseille so people could make it themselves.

Our formula comes from a manuscript written in 1350 in England. It contains strongly aromatic essential oils of cinnamon bark, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. The scent is very spicy and a bit unusual.

The story: Former French spice traders, prevented from sailing because of the black plague, began stealing from plague victims, but never caught the highly contagious disease. When arrested, the magistrate offered to go easy on them if they revealed their secret.

Their secret was in the oils they used on their bodies and clothing. Their formula was posted publicly and saved countless lives. For 665 years this formula was widely called Thieves® Oil, but in June 2015 the ancient name was trademarked by Young Living, who began aggressively defending it. Now only they can use the six-century old name commercially. C&L was forced to change the name of our soap to "1350 Oil Soap" to comply, although we remain deeply skeptical of the validity of YL's claim on a six-century old name.


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  • 5
    1350 oil soap

    Posted by Karen on Oct 19th 2021

    Best soap ever! I’ve been buying this soap for years. Unique scent and great for the skin.

  • 5
    soap purchased

    Posted by laurie on Nov 26th 2020

    I have been buying their soap for years and will continue in the future. Their soaps are very economical, very fragrant and very healthy with no added toxins. They use only natural products with the ultimate care of ingredients. I would highly suggest everyone try their products. You will not find a product anywhere that is even close. My guest bathroom smells so good when guests arrive they always ask what is that fragrance . I tell them take one of my soaps they love it.

  • 5
    1350 oil soap

    Posted by Karen on Mar 4th 2020

    Absolutely my favorite soap. I love the unique scent and the health benefits from the essential oils. It is the perfect soap.