In 1413, as the bubonic plague decimated France, thieves 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 thieves explained that they were perfume makers and 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 Thieves’ blend to protect them from disease.
The Thieves’ 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 this time- honoured recipe. Its applications are numerous, as a treatment for all of life’s hygienic needs.
A Powerful, Versatile Remedy
Marseille’s Remedy is an all-natural blend of five pure, high-grade, therapeutic essential oils used to improve wellness, health, and vitality. It consists of the organic, steam-distilled oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus and Rosemary, plus the true cold-pressed oil of Lemon. These are sourced from Sri Lanka (the first two), Australia, France and Italy, respectively. This authentic blend naturally balances, safeguards, and synergizes (or strengthens) the healing properties of various essential oil constituents.
It can be mixed with any carrier oil for topical use, vinegar or soap for cleaning, baking soda for teeth, or used directly in a diffuser to purify air.
Its applications and usages are many, and when applied correctly, Marseille’s Remedy is a very effective antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral treatment.
We have received many happy testimonials from customers, including in successfully treating acne, boils, warts, cold sores, and colds/coughs amongst their families, to refreshing indoor air quality, eliminating their pet’s fleas, or wiping out surface molds, among others.
- Clears phlegm and congested airways
- Relieves inflammation due to sprain/strain/rheumatoid arthritis
- Antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort
- Eliminates airborne pathogens and foul odours
- Antifungal: Feet, hands, scalp, and mold remediation
- Use as hand sanitizer or all-purpose cleaner
- Can aid in the treatment and prevention of topical infectious ailments
- Deters mites, lice, worms, fleas, and mosquitoes
- Topical: Combine 2 drops of Marseilles Remedy with 40 drops of carrier oil, and massage into skin, muscles, or joints.
- Direct Inhalation: For cough and cold, apply 2 to 6 drops undiluted product to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale. Alternatively, diffuse in boiling water or in an essential oil diffuser.
- Household: Mix with soapy water, or diluted vinegar, to clean, and sanitize. Use undiluted to remediate mold around the house, or deter pests.
The Balm is like having a popular muscle rub product combined with the favorite leading chest rub, merged into one effective and all-natural ointment. It contains over 50% of the Marseille’s Thieves’ Oil blend, plus some grapeseed oil and beeswax for pleasant texture, plus a warming natural camphor, and a soothing, deeply penetrating natural menthol (peppermint oil compound).
The balm is effective for many of the aforementioned uses, but also can “stick” longer to the skin, so is better suited for continual topical treatments, such as in respiratory disorders, or for joint or muscle aches or injury areas.
Some parents have reported how quickly it acted as an expectorant to help expel their child’s chest cold, and many clients have had success treating symptoms of back or other body pain. Recurrent daily use can help the body modulate the inflammatory response, and resolve conditions more easily.
Since Marseille’s Remedy is a concentrated, undiluted pure blend, use responsibly. Avoid contact with eyes, membranes, or other sensitive body areas. Read label before using.
Have a Cheerful and Healthy Autumn and Winter!
Joint pain & stiffness?
Neck & shoulder pain?
There are many different forms of physical pain—and in none of these forms is it a good thing.
This condition causes pain in muscles and other fibrous tissue. Practically all parts of the body may be affected,
but aches and pain in the neck and shoulders and thigh muscles are perhaps the most common. Digestive
problems such as IBS may also be present. Try A.Vogel Joint Pain Relief internally and also the A.Vogel Absolüt
Arnica gel topically. Use a magnesium supplement to help relieve muscle tension.
Sprains & strains
A sprain is damage to a ligament. A strain is a stretched or torn muscle. Both injuries are associated with pain
and bruising. Applying ice as soon as possible after sustaining the injury will help, as well elevating the injured
area. Apply A.Vogel Absolüt Arnica gel externally as soon as possible and if pain persists, use A.Vogel Joint Pain
Relief internally. For sporting types, rest will help the healing process.
This is damage to tendons—the fibrous tissue connecting bones to muscles. The condition is often associated
with repetitive or stressful movements (Repetitive Strain Injury). The movements causing the problem should
be avoided, but general exercise to strengthen is useful. Use A.Vogel Absolüt Arnica gel for its pain-relieving
action. Glucosamine sulphate can be taken to strengthen connective tissue.
This is a vague term generally indicating pain in muscles, joints or both. Many people can experience rheumatic
pains—not just the older generation. Try A.Vogel Joint Pain Relief internally and drink Stinging Nettle tea or
consider the A.Vogel Stinging Nettle extract. Magnesium may help to reduce muscle tension.
Tackle pain as soon as you experience it
- Countering inflammation is important as it rapidly becomes destructive to the tissues it affects. Topical remedies can be applied and/or internal remedies taken, depending on the area affected.
- Tracking down the source of the pain is vital, so that steps can be taken to rectify the problem and promote healing. Check with your doctor and consider consulting a physiotherapist, an osteopath, or a craniosacral therapist.
- Pain quickly affects other areas of life, such as sleep quality and mood, so be aware that other symptoms may resolve once the pain abates.
Hot or cold?
Pain can respond to the application of heat or ice. In general: Use an ice-pack for acute injuries such as a sprain
or strain as soon as possible after sustaining the injury.
Warm baths with anti-inflammatory essential oils such as Thyme and Eucalyptus can help more long-standing
pain such as back pain, a stiff neck or rheumatic pain.
“No pain, no gain!”
This mantra was dreamed up by people with exercise videos to sell. Pain is the body’s way of telling you that
something is wrong and you should sort it out, please.
Have you been trying to find Traumeel and having no luck? That’s because Traumeel’s company has actually left North America and none of their products are available! But we’ve found TRAUMACARE – which is nearly exactly the same recipe and effectiveness!
Homeocan Traumacare Pain Relief Cream is formulated to relieve muscle pain, joint pain, inflammation, and bruising associated with minor injuries such as sprains and contusions. Homeocan Traumacare Pain Relief Cream is non-greasy and does not stain.
Ingredients: Aconitum napells 3x, Arnica Montana 3x, Belladonna 3x, Bellis perennis 2x, Calendula Officinalis 2x, Chamomilla 2 x, Echinacea 2x, Echinacea purpurea 2x, Hamamelis virginiana 2x, Hepar Sulfuris calcareum 8 x, Hypericum perforatum 6x, Mercurius solubilis 8x, Millefolium 2x, Symphytum officinale 4x.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Purified water, white petrolatum, cetostearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, Mineral Oil, Chlorocresol.
Directions: Adults and children over 2 years of age:
General: Apply a thin layer to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day, rub in gently.
Acute: More often if necessary. Or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Warnings: For external use only. Do not use if seal is broken. Seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not apply over large areas. For children under 2 years of age, consult a healthcare practitioner before use. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist for more than 6 days or worsen. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Keep at room temperature.
It is estimated by experts that 90% of North Americans are extremely deficient in minerals and trace minerals. This is due in a large part to mineral depletion in the soil from aggressive farming and soil erosion. It goes without saying, without adequate minerals in the soil, there will not be enough minerals in our food.
This is a huge problem considering the importance minerals play in our bodies.
Our bodies are complex systems of electrical charges and impulses that require minerals and trace minerals for optimal health.
The body uses minerals for building strong bones & teeth, for blood, skin & hair, nerve function, for muscle contraction and relaxation. Even minerals are needed for metabolic processes such as turning food into energy.
Since we can no longer look to our food to provide us with enough minerals for general health; we need to supplement and we can look to sea water as a natural source.
ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops is a 100% natural mineral concentrate with 72 naturally occurring ionic trace minerals from the Great Salt Lake, with 99% sodium removed through solar evaporation.
What’s important to note is that ConcenTrace® isn’t actually something that’s made, it has been given to us by Mother Nature and found in the inland seawaters of the Great Salt Lakes.
Taking ConcenTrace® every day ensures you’re getting a full spectrum of ionic trace minerals, which are bioavailable ionic trace minerals just like those found in foods. Since its 100% natural; our bodies intrinsically know what to do with it.
ConcenTrace® can be used for bone & joint health, to balance pH in the body, to nourish hair & nails from within, to normalize bowel function, for circulatory health and to enhance the absorption of vitamins and has many other uses.
ConcenTrace® has a GRAS rating, is NON GMO and can safely be given to pets, children & even plants.
By Amber Allen
Epsom Gel is a synergistic blend of mineral infused oils and essentials oils that are non-irritating and gentle on the skin. This water based formula relaxes and soothes sore and tired muscles, and can be applied repeatedly throughout the day. Athletes are using it pre and post competition with excellent success. Vegan and free from any synthetic preservatives, conditioners, parabens and methyl salicylate. Try some today.
“Both our current diet and tendency to over-supplement with calcium…makes getting enough magnesium almost impossible.” Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. Author of The Magnesium Miracle
Magnesium is the hardest-working mineral in your body and it does more than you know!
Very few people, unless they are scientists or biologists, give a moment’s thought to what goes on at the cellular level in our bodies. We have trillions and trillions of cells in our bodies, each one less than a nanogram, each one performing enzymatic reactions, energy transfers every millisecond. It is this nutrient dance in and around our cells that is vulnerable to everything we eat and do.
Magnesium is a catalytic mineral that activates over 320 biochemical or enzymatic reactions in the body. These reactions are defined as the process that exerts energy or accomplishes an effect. There are only 7 macro-minerals in the body, and magnesium is ranked 4th in terms of abundance. Magnesium’s multi-tasking properties is linked to the way it partners with other nutrients. It’s like the team-work mineral – aligning itself with other nutrients to help them complete their functions.
Why is Magnesium Important to Our Body?
Every muscle and nerve in your body relies on magnesium to maintain normal function. This includes the biggest muscle of them all – your heart – and magnesium also has a direct connection to the electrical system of your heart, keeping heart rythym steady. Magnesium supports a healthy immune system, some of it through it’s work with Omega 3’s, and it has a crucial, yet rather unknown role of maintaining strong bones and teeth. Magnesium is the mineral that activates the Vitamin D that assimilates the calcium into your bones to help keep them strong. It also regulates blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is an enormously complicated process that utilizes DNA, RNA, amino acids and ATP(energy) to form proteins, hundreds of proteins a second in a cell that is functioning well.
Why is Magnesium Important for Health?
Magnesium’s multi-tasking properties are so diverse; that it’s deficiency in the body is thought to be a key contributor to the diseases described as Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic –defined as the chemical processes of an organism – and so named because the diseases of Metabolic Syndrome – specifically Heart Disease and Diabetes, show similar deficiencies at the cellular level.
Other activities among the estimated 325 enzymatic processes attributed to magnesium include temperature regulation, activating Vitamin D, the vitamin B group, Omega 3, melatonin, serotonin and many, many more nutrients.
Why is Magnesium Important for Cells?
Magnesium lives in the centre of the cell, and with adequate levels, keeps calcium on the outside of the cell where it belongs – until the body calls for energy and then calcium floods the cell. Too much calcium and not enough magnesium create an unhealthy balance, allowing calcium to seep into the cell. Calcium in the centre of the cell is like putting the body in a perpetual state of excitement. There is ample evidence that tension-based conditions such as migraine, restless legs, muscle cramps, PMS and even day-to-day stress can be attributed to the troubling imbalance of too little magnesium and too much calcium.