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Ancient Apothecary Soap (Thieves)


Ancient Apothecary (Thieves) - This Thieves blend has notes of clove, lemon, cinnamon, cedarwood, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils.

This luxurious triple butter and milk/cream soap has cocoa butter, shea, and mango seed butter, along with coconut milk, and coconut cream. 


For thousands of years, essential oils have been used for perfume and healing.  There are various stories regarding the origins of the "Thieves" essential oil blend and the blend varies in each story. 

One such story dates back to the 15th century when the bubonic plague hit Europe.  Several thieves went about their business of robbing the deceased of their valuables.  The bodies were still highly contagious with the plague. However, these thieves never contracted the disease. It was said that they wore hats and masks that smelled of vinegar, garlic and herbs.  The herbs consisted of cloves, lemons, cinnamon, wormwood, eucalyptus and rosemary.  Other ingredients may have also been added like meadowsweet, which masked the odor of the decomposing bodies.  When caught, they shared their secret recipe in exchange for leniency.

A plausible explanation for its effectiveness may be the antimicrobial properties of the mix.  Originally, they used wormwood in the mix, which like cedar, is a natural insect/flea repellent.  Fleas at the time were carriers of the plague.


Phthalate Free: Yes
Detergent Free: Yes

Net Weight Per Bar
Soap Bar: Net Wt. 4.8 oz/ 136.08 g

  • Handcrafted Artisan Soap
  • Triple Butters
  • Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream
  • Essential Oil Soap


Saponified Oils of Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Aqua/Water/Eau, Oryza Sativa Bran (Rice Bran) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Essential Oils, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Sodium Lactate, Kaolin Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal

For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.

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