Thieves Oil Soap
Thieves Oil - Handmade Soap with Activated Charcoal and Turmeric
Folklore has many variations of the story of Thieves, an essential oil blend very popular today. Our favorite rendition dates back to 1413:
During the 15th century bubonic plague in Europe and Asia, four European thieves made it a habit to rob the deceased of anything of value. These bodies were highly contagious, however, these nasty villains never contracted the plague. It was reported that they wore hats and masks that smelled of vinegar and garlic and herbs and spices, namely cloves, lemons, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
Colored naturally with Turmeric and Activated Charcoal.
Clove: antimicrobial, to help kill bacteria
Lemon: antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Cinnamon: antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral
Eucalyptus: antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiviral
Rosemary: antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties
Look and feel: All soaps are made by hand in small batches with natural ingredients, and like any product made by hand, has color differences and small imperfections. Unlike commercially produced products, color stabilizers are not used in my soaps, resulting in bars that will darken as they age. This is normal for real soap, and won't affect its performance.
Extra time isn't spent finishing the edges, shaving off imperfections, etc. This allows me more time to make more soap, as well as a lower price point to my customer. Due to their naturally high moisture content, handcrafted soaps may be softer than the average commercial bar. To prolong the life of your soap I recommend storing it on an open tray with good air circulation and drainage.
Inside: I only use what’s needed to produce a soap or skin care item. Ingredients without a distinct purpose and/or benefit are left out. Most items are scented with only essential oils. Because not all scents can be recreated with essential oils only, some products will contain a fragrance oil. All my fragrance oils are phthalate-free. Items will be identified with what scent or essential oil was added in the ingredient listing. For the oils and butters, organic and fair trade are chosen whenever those options are available.
Packaging: Sourced from recyclable materials whenever possible, the packaging is minimal and functional, to keep the soaps dry during shipping, as well as keep the scents from blending.
Ingredients: Lard, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, aloe vera juice, sodium hydroxide, essential oils of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, turmeric and activated charcoal.