About Marseille’s Remedy
Founded nearly a decade ago, Wild Creek Naturals products combine essential oils from a timeless recipe to form our Marseille’s remedy traditional oil blend and Marseille’s remedy traditional balm in a blend of 5 classic oils: clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and cinnamon bark.
Since 1413, this traditional remedy has been legendary for its purported ability to ward off the plague. From medieval France to the modern world, people have shared this remedy and its many uses with friends and family.
Today, Wild Creek Naturals continues that tradition by combining five essential oils of the best quality into two handmade, small-batch formulas: an essential oil blend and a balm. Both can be used to help with household cleaning, to reduce inflammation, improve health, soothe bug bites, and more.
In 1413, as the bubonic plague decimated France, a group of merchant sailors were arrested for robbing dead and dying plague victims – a crime punishable by burning alive. The judge offered them leniency for their terrible crimes if they would share the secret which enabled them to expose themselves to the plague without contracting it.
The sailors explained that they were spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of France’s sea ports. They had prepared a special herbal infusion which they applied to their hands, ears, feet, masks, and temples and this protected them from infection. As promised, the judge did not burn the men alive – he hanged them instead. Soon after, plague doctors began to wear beak-like masks stuffed with absorbent material soaked in the sailors’ blend to protect them from disease.
The sailors’ original blend, containing vinegar and garlic, was known primarily as Vinaigre de Marseille. This formula was marketed by medical suppliers as the first line of defense for hundreds of years, and has been a staple of pestilent prevention in every plague since its formulation. The rise of the modern pharmacopeia saw this staple placed in the pages of forgotten history. Marseille’s Remedy is the most traditional concentrated form of the original recipe.
The balm is so great for muscle aches and pains. My grams always has a really sore back and she loves that it allows the pain to be relieved so that she can fall asleep. She says it works better than anti-inflammatory creams and Vick’s to relieve her aches and pains.
Shana T. (Min)
I was very pleased to discover Marseille’s Oil particularly because it is a Canadian product made in BC. This oil has a lovely aroma when diffused and helps eliminate germs present in the home. Such a versatile oil with so many uses! Thanks for a wonderful product!
Sue S. (Min)
Having a few drops of Marseille’s Remedy Traditional Oil in a spritzer to spray around one’s face and head is a good way to protect yourself from ‘bugs’. I recommend Marseille’s Oil and salve to all my friends and many have become ‘converts’.
Barbara M. (Min)
I recently was at a friend’s house to pass on some books. I was in a lot of pain and extra strength Tylenol was doing “zero” to help. She applied the Marseilles Remedy. In just a few minutes the horrible pain was gone. I felt no pain, that was such a relief. I could move my neck freely and walk straight.
Kaye. L (Min)
Marseille’s Remedy Traditional Oil is the most amazing and useful thing I have ever used for my body pain. I would buy stocks in this company. It is the only thing that gives me the level of relief I need to go about my day. I’m bringing some with me to give to family in Montreal in November!
The Marseille’s Remedy Balm is so incredibly soothing. It brings me much relief and I wish I could jump into a tub of it. Thank you again for the beautiful, handmade products, lighting quick shipping and and great customer service.
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