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Clears your airways for easier breathing.
Asda Vapour Rub
Member Name: garymarsh6
Asda Vapour Rub
Advantages: Cheap alternative and effective.
Disadvantages: Will kill off your love life!
Asda Vapour rub.
Asda Vapour rub is a similar product to a very well-known one at a third of the price. Without naming the product it contains similar ingredients that act together to help relieve nasal congestion and congestion of the chest. I bought Asda vapour rub as my chest was particularly clogged up with mucus that I just could not clear it from my chest. I had originally gone into Asda thinking I would by the well-known product but when I saw that this was more or less the same product but at less than a third of the price it was a no brainer really. It is available on the shelves alongside other cough and cold treatments and was only £1 for a 50g pot.
What is in Asda Vapour rub?
It contains a clear oil based ointment which is paraffin based it also contains Menthol, camphor, Eucalyptus oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme oil), Juniperus Mexican oil ( Cefarwood oil). You can tell from the ingredients that this product is going to smell and will do you know favours even if you were in a romantic mood. You are more likely to lose friends as opposed to gain them but then if you are feeling that poorly that is going to be the least of your worries.
The ointment is in a small round blue tub with a blue light blue lid which when removed immediately lets out the smell of menthol. Ideally it should be applied to the chest prior to going to bed which should help keep your air passages clear. It should be applied to the chest and rubbed in. If you wear nightwear then it should be loose so that the vapours can be released for you to inhale.
Alternatively you can use it as a steam inhalation however it is not a good idea to use this with very young children in case of scolding or burning. I put two teaspoons of the ointment into a small porcelain pudding basin and added about two cups of boiling water. I put a towel over my head and inhaled the steam vapours released from the very hot water. This is a tried and tested method of helping to open the air passages which it did but you do have to be careful when you are doing this just in case the bowl turns over. I did this for about 15 minutes and was able to cough quite a bit of mucus from my chest. I felt the vapours clear my nose and the upper airways and could feel a slight warming as the steam vapour worked its way into my lungs.
Warnings: Apply to the chest or in the case of children it can be applied to the clothes. It should not really be applied to the face and definitely not applied into the nostrils or taken orally. It should not be used on children under the age of two years old.
Would I recommend Asda Vapour rub?
Yes absolutely. It is one of those types of products that have been around for years. I did find that it did help clear my chest although probably not on its own but with a combination of things I was taking. Personally it is not really a pleasant smelling thing and definitely a passion killing smell although I think that would be the last thing on your mind anyway!
Summary: A very handy homely remedy for congested chests.
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