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I came across the Olbas bath product whilst shopping in our local Asda. Unfortunately I was hit by a cold, or more so man flu in my case, so I was looking for something to get rid of the blocked nose which is the worst part of a cold if you ask me!
I use the Olbas inhalers, simply because they are great for work and give a little bit of relief, but I wanted something for home. I spotted this product next to the inhalers and thought i would have a look. The packaging is the same color as all of the Olbas products, which is orange and green, which Is a great look as it catches the eye.
I used the product as soon as i got home. The liquid is green in color, and smells really strong just opening the bottle! I added a cap full to my bath, and the product seemed to have a stronger smell to it when mixed with the water!
As soon as i got into the bath the vapors got to work right away, and made my cold seem much much better! The product has decongestant properties which is why it helps with your breathing, the same as the inhalers and the original Olbas oil does, but this doubles as a bubble bath too, and foams very very well!
The bottle was only £3 on offer, which I thought was reasonably priced for the size of the bottle which is quite large considering you do not need much in the bath! It is brilliant for anyone who has a runny or blocked nose and it works a treat! I would suggest trying this and one of the inhalers too, cant beat double action to fight off the colds!
I have suffered with an abundance of colds the last few months, since my daughter has started nursery she picks up every bug going and I seem to catch it also.
I got this from Amazon where it cost me around £3 for a 250ml bottle.
The bath soak comes in a small plastic bottle which is see through. Inside you can see the pale green liquid. The foam has an orange lid. The label on the bottle is also orange in colour with some green it is the same as the label on the actual oil.
The bath soak is described as a 'theraputic and fragrant liquid that relaxes aching bodies as it tingles and invigorates all the bodys senses'. The bath soak is suitable for use by all the family ages 3 and over.
The bath soak is not just for decongesting it is also suitable for use after the gym, work or just for soothing everyday tension.
The soak is a thick green liquid that needs to be poured under warm running water. It does foam slightly but not too much like a bubble bath so you don't end up with masses of bubbles. The liquid smells heavily of Olbas oil which for those of you not familiar with Olbas is a blend of clove oil, eucalyptus, juniper berry and cajuput. Olbas has a lovely smell and I really like it. The scent helps to decongest when you are feeling bunged up.
I run a hot bath with this in and stood in the bathroom while it run, the scent lingered throughout the bathroom and the hot water seemed to enhance the smell. I was feeling really stuffed up and as with most colds I had the usual aches and pains as well as the shivers.
As soon as I lay in the bath I felt relaxed. The oils really helped to clear my head and I was able to breathe a lot more easily. The soak also helped to soothe my aching muscles and I felt a lot better.
As I was relaxing in the bath I read the back of the bottle and I noticed that the soak contains chlorophyll which Olbas say acts as a natural deodorant to help you smell nicer. That said I still used an deodorant after my bath!
I would recommend this bath soak, it is really worth the money. I felt so much better after a soak and it relaxed me so I ended up having a good sleep which in turn helped me feel better. It really cleared my head and sinuses.
I have since been using this after doing my new fitness DVD as I have been feeling really stiff and sore as I am not used to the excercises. I find this really helps to unknot my muscles and I have noticed I don't feel so knotted up the next day.
I will be buying this again it has various uses I have also discovered after a quick search online you can use this as a foot soak I tried this last night and it is fantastic for aching tired feet. It also helps get rid of the cheesy pong my feet give off after a day in canvas ballet pumps!! Not very pleasant I know by it really helps deodorise feet!
This gets full marks from me, you only need a small amount so it is long lasting a useful edition to my bathroom shelf!
As a person that loves the smell of olbas oil anyway i loved this product it claims to relax tired, aching muscles and to clear congestion and stuffiness and believe it or not it does just that!. This product is amazing if your full of flu or a cold and just want to unblock that stuffy blocked nose. Just add to your bath and your away. I can imagine for people that don't usually like the smell of olbas oil this may put them off but the outcome is brilliant and is well worth the smell. granted its not your typical ocean fresh smell or calming relaxing jasmine but to ease your cold or your muscles give it a go. It does exactly as it says on its labels and can be bought from most major retailers for around £3 which may seem a little more than your usual bubble bath but it is that and a decongestant all rolled into one.
Olbas Bath is a delightful therapeutic and fragrant bath liquid that can be added to a warm bath / It soothes and relaxes aching bodies as it tingles and invigorates all the body's senses / Its marvellous after a hard day of work sports or everyday tension / It can be used by all the family who are aged 3 years and over /