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 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 had 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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Best soap ever! I’ve been buying this soap for years. Unique scent and great for the skin.
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.
Absolutely my favorite soap. I love the unique scent and the health benefits from the essential oils. It is the perfect soap.