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.

The Folklore

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 defence 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.

Testimonials

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!

Danielle B.

The balm is so great for muscle aches and pains. I’ve used it on myself and my family when sick, sore or bruised and it offers so much relief. 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. I stumbled upon it totally by accident and I’m glad I did! Thanks for a great product!

Shana McIsack-Taberner

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. When traveling I prepare a roller bottle with a few drops in carrier oil to use as a hand sanitizer or roll on wrists so I can breathe it in for anti-viral protection. I also add a few drops to a foot soak, my foot cream and even my wash water for floors and other household cleaning. Such a versatile oil with so many uses! Thanks for a wonderful product!

Sue Scarrow

I first happened upon Marseille’s Remedy Traditional Oil 5-or 6 years ago and have been an enthusiast ever since. I find the intriguing history both fascinating and compelling. More importantly, this remedy is very effective! I tend to take a few drops daily to ward off colds and flu. While I'm still a little susceptible, the symptoms are usually less severe and shorter lived. Having a few drops in a spritzer to spray around one's face and head is also a good way to protect yourself from 'bugs'. I recommend Marseille’s Oil and salve to all my friends and many have become 'converts'. Testimony enough! There are other companies that offer Marseille’s Oil, I've heard, but I haven't tried them, being entirely satisfied with Salt Spring Naturals. Casey is so personable and generous, you can tell he is committed to his customers, his products and his business. Thank you Casey and Salt Spring Naturals!

Barbara Moore

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.

S. Ling