Every autumn and spring I take out my trusted trio: Tiger balm, Olbas oil and White oil. Over the years I have discovered that they give me the best protection during the flu season. I have been using them for over 1o years now. Tiger balm I have discovered during my travels. The name intrigued me. Were any tigers harmed during the process? As I read the label I thought:”This is worth a try.” Since then always when I feel head cold I slap it on my forehead or when I have a cough I spread it on my chest. It is a strong stuff. You have to make sure that you do not touch your eyes afterwards as it would irritate them. My kids did not share my enthusiasm and I used to put a little bit on their chest when they were asleep. It always eased any chest congestion and provided relieve. Olbas oil I have discovered by accident when browsing through the shelves of our new pharmacy. It was bit pricey but I gave it a try. Usually a put few drops on a tissue and leave it beside the bed. It has a very pleasant smell of eucalyptus. It is calming and I do think it helps you breath more easily. Sometimes I would put few drops on the heater. The oil would then evaporate and refresh the whole room. And last but not least is the White flower oil. I liked the cute bottle that was easy to slip into the pocket. I put few drops on my neck when I feel some cold coming on. Sometimes I have used it for my daughter when she was getting bit woozy on the train. The strong aroma always refreshed her instantly. As autumn approaching I am reaching for my three little friends – knowing they will give my immunity much needed boost.
I should mention that when I apply these oils people around me can smell it. The aroma is very strong so it is not advisable to use them if you are going to attend some important social event 🙂
Photo coming soon 🙂