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I bought these last week when I was suffering from a cold. I have used them before. These tissues come in packs of 6 and are available from most supermarkets normally around the £1 mark when on offer.
The tissues come in individual packets which contain 9 tissues in a packet.
The tissues are made by Lotus and come embedded with Olbas Oil. Olbas Oil contains menthol, eucalyptus, juniper berries and cajuput and is renowned for helping to ease de congestion.
The tissues have a resealable flap so once you have taken one you can stick the packet back down to keep the freshness of the Olbas in.
As soon as these tissues are open you can smell the Olbas. I prefer to use the tissues rather than sprinkle Olbas on a plain tissue as the oil is spread evenly throughout the whole tissue.
When I had my cold last week I sat at my desk in work with one of these in my hand and I kept inhaling it throughout the day. The tissues didn't completely de congest me but along with cold relief tablets they made a big difference.
The only negative thing I could find with these tissues is that towards the end of my cold after 2 days of blowing constantly the oil on these stung my nose which was looking red raw and sore.
I would recommend these tissues they are great for stuffy noses. I wouldn't recommend using these near your eyes though!
4 stars because they aren't good when your nose is sore.
Product: Olbas Oil Impregnated Tissues from Lotus
Packaged in a small orange wrapper each containing about 8 tissues, and enclosed in a larger multipack of six, I these in Poundland for, well actually just £1.00! The packet has a little resealing disc to keep the tissues fresh.
I expected the tissues to be like the balm toilet tissue you can buy these days, but they are actually a little different to that, they are covered in tiny capsules of Olbas Oil, so when you "crush" the tissue to use it the Olbas Oil vapours are released.
These are no ordinary nose tissue, best not to use them for other purposes such as removing eye make-up, the high quality tissues with Olbas Oil are great for their purpose of treating you nose to a dose of relieving Olbas Oil whilst wiping away any discharge. The fact that they are balmed means they help prevent the sore red area around the nose that you get from constantly wiping and blowing your nose when you have a cold. However, they will sting sensitive areas and if you are not bunged up with a cold, they will possible cause a reaction such as sneezing.
The size is average, not tiny and not "man sized" either but perfect for purpose. Because they have the oil capsules they are stronger than other tissues too, which is also very useful if you need to give your nose a good blow.
Not as strong as self-dispensed oil from the bottle, I was however, pleasantly surprised at the strength of the aroma. As soon as you open the packet you can smell the oils and naturally it strengthens as you handle the tissue and crush it either against you nose or by agitating it prior to use if you just want to inhale for a blocked nose.
When I used these whilst I had a cold they were really pleasant to use. They are soft and comforting to the nose and are simply the best when you have the need of soft strong tissue and even better than they are impregnated with Olbas Oil.
People around you will have no doubt that you are suffering a cold however, due to the strong aroma, but if it helps prevent the misery of a cold or blocked sinus it is worth it.
I am so pleased I found these and at such a cheap price and will stock up next time I go to a Poundland.
4/5 due to only being useful for cold/flu noses and no other uses.
Price & Availability:
I bought mine for £1.00 from Poundland, I am sure they are available elsewhere, but may be for a higher price tag.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful.
Whenever I have a cold I always use Olbas Oil to clear a blocked nose so when I saw these tissues I thought I would give them a go.
Each pack of tissues has 9 square tissues which measure 20cm by 21cm. This is about the average size for a tissue in these packets. The tissues are a decent thickness but I find that the size of each tissue is not big enough, especially if you have a cold, and therefore the 9 tissues would probably run out within a day.
The tissues each have tiny capsules filled with Olbas Oil to help clear a blocked nose. You cannot see these but once you scrunch up the tissue you can begin to smell the vapour being released. I find that although you can smell the Olbas Oil it is not as effective as when you use the original Olbas Oil and put it on a tissue yourself. The tissues do help to clear a blocked nose but not that well as the vapour is not very strong.
The tissues are quite soft and are not hard like some tissues. With them being Lotus branded tissues they are good quality and due to the thickness it would be hard to rip or break them.
As the Olbas Oil is already in the tissue they would be good to put in a bag or use if travelling but I much prefer to use the Olbas Oil rather than tissues. A good idea but not that effective.
Dimensions: 20 x 21cms
Purpose: a tissue for wiping up spills, decongestion option for virals and allergies alike - captures mucus while softly caressing your nostrils.
Trivia: Lotus Olbas should be made into nasal canonical law
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I felt the most fragile while lolloping along on equally fragile stones during an expedition of the Sudetes Mountains in Poland. The cold air clung to my nostrils like a Lotus Olbas tissue, not that the air was menthol but breathing was notably easier while at 3,182 feet above sea-level. My permanently congested sinuses eased - Lotus Olbas through and through. My cheeks blushed in response to the rawness of nature's treatment. For a while I was cured from my incessant allergy of pollen; the minuscule particles that keeps us alive and kicking on this planet. 'Bees mean-z life.' Pollination allows us our daily bread - where Lotus Olbas tissue allows us our daily breath.
The Olbas oil softens the fabric of the tissue like how a newly cleaned duvet may feel under the chin. These experiences are free and Lotus Olbas tissues are close to that analogy for just one pound. The thing is you get half a dozen mini packets, in each packet nine tissues - in all fifty four tissues at 1.85 pence each. What can you get for 1.85 pence? Yea, the tissues aren't designed for the bulbous hooter as such but the softness and menthol vapour is total decadence to a nose sore from streaming and doing it's utmost to rid infection and allergies. The manufacturer of this tissue prefers the user to treat the tissue like a tissue; therefore scrunch it prior to hooter use. This act enables the vapours to fly out resembling a disturbed flock of birds at dusk - not that you can see it; alas, you can certainly sense it, even the most blocked nostril would get a hint of vapour penetration. Imagine a dolled up Danny Le Roux entering a room; the spectacle can't be ignored. The Olbas effects senescent is short-lived but is galvanised again by another scrunch of the tissue. Now, I've yet to do the scrunch test, but it is safe to say it the vapours never really disperse entirely, or does the softness - having said that who keeps a tissue for longer than is necessary, Lotus Olbas tissues aren't exactly designed to be paraded on the lapel. And it is hardly accepted etiquette to waft menthol vapours about your person if you're a host or out and about - that'll be menthol!
Vapour sniffing has to be done sparely and discreetly in public and even more-so if dining. A gentle tap on the left and right nostril is sufficed. Always clean your hands after use to avoid infection and secondary removes any oil residue. Be aware of the vapour strength, people in the vicinity of your oily entity will be able to breath in the Olbas oil also, this could be unwarranted nostril penetration therefore could cause needless irks. Perhaps make it apparent to others nearby you are letting off Olbas vapours so they're warned of impending nasal invasions. I tend to do several big blows and snorts prior to any social events to aid with my congestive sinuses. The nasally tone doesn't help converse, unless of course you are the late Kenneth Williams - although, that'll be menthol!
The scent is predominantly Eucalyptus which is also evident in oil form, along with Cajuput oil; this oil's natural agent performs well on skin areas / joints that require rejuvenation. Juniper oil is part of the oily concoction; this is a surprise really as it is an agent that resides in turpentine.
Lotus Olbas gets a thumbs up, nose nod.
As I said in other reviews, I had a really bad head cold a few months ago. I came across a multipack of these tissues in B and M Bargains and thought I would give them a go because I like the Olbas Oil a lot.
These tissues come in a multipack of 6 packets, each packet has 9 tissues in it. The tissues are made by Lotus and contain Olbas Oil. To activate the tissues and release the vapours you simply crush them up and then breath in the vapours before and/or after blowing your nose.
These tissues may not be suitable for some people, if allergic reaction or irritation occurs discontinue use. After using tissues, wash your hands. For use by adults and children aged 6+. Do not rub eyes with tissues, if you get in eyes, rinse with cold water.
What I Thought
I think that these tissues are a great idea and they are really nice to use when you have a head cold. I found that personally, my nose was much easier to blow after having a sniff of the vapours and I felt much less congested when I had used these tissues. The vapour from the Olbas Oil is really soothing and leaves me feeling much less miserable than when I use normal tissues.
I wouldn't use these tissues all the time, but when I am feeling really congested or have blocked sinuses I like to keep them handy in case I need them.
The quality of these tissues is really good, they are quite thick and soft, making them really comfortable to blow my nose with. I really liked these tissues and will definitely keep my eye out for them to buy them again.
Price and Availability
I bought a multipack of 6 packets of these tissues for just under £2 in B and M Bargains, I think that this was a fantastic price and they were actually cheaper than regular tissues and better value for money.
I think that these are a great tissue to have when you have a cold or blocked sinuses. The Olbas Oil vapours really help clear blocked passages and make it much easier to blow your nose and breath easily. I would definitely recommend these and plan to buy them again. Overall I would give these tissues 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
Dementholised Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol, Juniperberry Oil
It's the time of year for colds, lots of people have the sniffles and I'm no different.
I'm currently completely bunged up and only able to breathe mostly through my mouth. I'm trying everything, Lemsips, Olbas sniff sticks and decongestants you spray up your nose. Yes they helped, but only temporarily. Of course they also had the effect of making my nose run so I was surrounded by piles of tissues as well.
I'd bought these tissues in a multi-pack of 6 when they were the excellent bargain of £1 on offer in Boots and my partner had the sniffles.. So I went for the combined advantage of a continual blast of decongestant and being able to mop up the nose flow.
When you take one out of the handpacket, which also happens to have 6 in it you wont initially get a big waft of the Olbas smell. When you unfold the good sized hanky you will notice lots of blue dots all over it. These dots are actually drops of Olbas oil and its when you scrunch it up the dots kind of pop and release the vapour. Initially it is a nice big sniff and waft that does work towards clearing the nostrils. And I say 'towards' because they are just not strong enough to completely break through the blockage! It's more of a continual wave of decongestant and would probably be best for someone with the slight sniffles.
What it does have a good effect of though is turning on the drippy nose tap, with it getting continually unblocked its continually dripping. And thankfully this tissue also manages to do its other function, its thick, very absorbent and doesnt tear even when its gone a little soggy, nothing worse than trying to blow your nose and jabbing yourself in the eye.
I wouldnt always recommend them though, you know when you've rubbed your nose raw from all the tissues and its startged to get a few cracks in it or maybe a scab or two? Do not use one of these tissues, you will find it stings like absolute hell and will get your eyes running as well.
Otherwise they are on my highly recommend list.
A few years ago I had a particularly bad cold and so my mum picked a pack of these tissues up as the smell was meant to help clear the blocked nose. They were so good that we now purchase them every time one of us catches a cold.
The tissues come in small plastic packets much the same as all other tissues do but the orange and green packaging really stands among the rest. The tissues inside are medium sized when opend entirely and fairly thick, you can not see through them like many other tissue brands. They are patterned with a border of tear drop shapes which I think the olbus oil is printed into.
The smell is very strong, once I have opened the packet my entire bag smells of it but it is not unpleasant at all, it's like a very strong minty smell that smells sort of anti bacterial. As soon as you place a tissue under you nose just to smell you can instantly feel the effect of it clearing your sinuses. This effect works even better when blowing your nose and then inhaling. I often will just sit and keep one under my nose for a while I watch tv or something to feel more comfortable.
As they tissues they work extremely well and never rip when you have a full nose to unload (ewww), I don't recommend blowing your nose with them every time because if you're like me you will go through them extremely quickly and they are quite expensive because of the added olbus oil. Also if you have a runny nose and constantly rub it with these tissues, the end of your nose can start to become quite saw and the olbus oil makes it a bit worse.
My friend used these once and complained about the tissues stinging a cut she had on her hand so be careful about this and never never use it to rub your eyes and avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands after use or you'll be in for some stinging for sure!
Overall I would definitely recommend these tissues as they really do help clear your sinuses without having to put anything directly up your nose and they really strong tissues. The smell can fade after time if you leave a packet open for long enough so be careful to make sure you do seal the packet up each time.
Since using these me and my mum have become fans of the olbus oil nasal stick (in my opinion the best thing to use when having a cold) and the actual olbus oil which you can add to a hot bath or to your pillow at night to clear sinuses for more comfortable breathing!
A very kind friend of mine donated a couple of packets of these to me when I had that awful cold over Christmas which seemed to go on forever. I think she was probably sick of hearing me sniffle every time I went round to see her to be honest, but the thought was there and I did appreciate it as these tissues provided much needed comfort.
The tissues she gave me were in a small orange wrapper each containing about 6 to 8 tissues. She had a multipack at home which she'd picked up from Poundland for....£1 funnily enough! I had mentioned to her that I couldn't sleep well because I was congested and coughing, and she thought these might help to relieve my congestion. I was already using the Olbas Oil inhaler, but in times of need, I think the more you throw at the problem, the more chance you have of it disappearing.
The tissues are covered in tiny oil capsules, so that when you "crush" the tissue it releases the vapours and as you're blowing your nose you can breathe easier because the vapours are clearing your airways. The tissues immediately struck me as being high quality tissues. They are thick and strong, and look like they wouldn't rip or tear easily. I was a bit unsure about the "crushing" action as advised on the packaging, but they seemed to withstand some fairly rough handling. They are a perfectly adequate size (I didn't go to the extremes of measuring them, but they're a decent size), and they're stronger than your average tissue.
As for the menthol capabilities of this tissue, I was surprised at how strong the menthol vapours smelt. I could smell the menthol immediately and this got stronger as I used the tissue and activated the vapours. The smell lingered on my nose, my fingers, and in my coat pocket where I stored the tissue. This wasn't great as I felt like the smell was taking over a bit, and I was a bit conscious I might stink of menthol as I was walking round, so I tried to use these once then bin them rather than keeping them in my pocket.
When I had a cold, I found these tissues really comforting. They feel soft on the nose and almost like they're giving a layer of protection to avoid the Rudolph effect. Previously I had been using toilet or kitchen roll so these felt like heaven in comparison! The only slightly confusing thing was that I felt I wanted to sniff the tissue rather than blowing into it. I guess you could use them to sniff in the vapours more discreetly than using an inhaler, but generally you use tissues to blow your nose rather than breathing in. I found they still worked even when I was blowing my nose, they leave your nose coated so the smell stays with you for a while.
I guess the only downside of these tissues is that some people might not like the smell, and they are quite one-dimensional. They're not really useful for other uses such as mopping up spills, or if you cut yourself for example. It might be as well to keep these for those occasions you have a bad cold, and use other tissues which don't have the vapours the rest of the time, as it's a bit wasteful using these for general purposes.
Lotus Olbas Tissues are worth paying the extra money I personally feel for as they are infused with juniper, eucalyptus and menthol to help relieve a stuffy nose when you have a bad cold and I find they work very well for me, far batter than using a normal tissue.
The ingredients are activated by scrunching and balling the tissue in the hand before you blow or wipe your nose. The feeling is warming and makes your cold feel so much better I always think.
If you inhale the tissue you will see that your nose is relieved a bit by the ingredients working together to soften the nasal passages and it also helps with phlegm.
The tissues are around 20cm by 20cm and are thick and strong and wont fall apart once you have blown your nose on them - they will last a while as they are 4 ply tissues.
They are soothing and make you feel so much better and are kind to the delicate skin around the nose. A pack of six costs around £1.00 which I personally think is great value for money.
Thet are widley available and a brand to trust. Please take care not to wipe your eyes with these tissues as the ingredients will make them sore and sting as I have found to my cost. Ouch!
Review also on Ciao as sorehead
Having had a really bad cold for the last couple of weeks, I've been getting through tissues like nobody's business. I popped into my local Lidl recently and tissues was one of the items on my shopping list, whilst I was in there I remember they had been advertising some Olbas tissues in the Lidl leaflet that comes through my door on a weekly basis.
I found the tissues on the end of one the aisles with some other promotional items, and popped some into my trolley.
These particular tissues are in pocket packs as opposed to a box of tissues, the packet I bought contains 6 pocket packs each containing 9 tissues. When I have a cold I usually prefer to have a box of tissues on hand, as I sneeze a lot and it means I can just grab a tissue and pull out of the box when needed. However as these have Olbas oil on them and I was feeling very bunged up I was happy enough to buy these ones.
The tissues come in bright green and orange outer polythene packaging, which is easily spotted on the shelves of the supermarket or pharmacy. The smaller pocket sized packets are wrapped in the same packaging. Once opened the smaller pack can be resealed, keeping all the tissues inside the packet. We are told that Lotus have teamed up with Olbas to capture the oil and spray it onto the tissues, and that to release the vapours you should crush the tissue. You should then breathe in the vapours before and after blowing your nose.
As soon as I opened up the small pack, I immediately got a whiff of the Olbas oil on the tissue. The tissues are a good size measuring 21 cm x 20 cm, and are white in colour there is a blue paisley sort of pattern around the border which I assume contains the Olbas oil.
The first time I used them I hadn't actually read the instructions (after all who needs instructions for blowing their nose!?!) and I got a good strong aroma of the Olbas which straight away had an effect on my blocked up nose and really did help to relieve the stuffiness. You do get a more powerful scent of the Olbas after you crush them though!! Even after being out of the polythene for a while they don't really lose the fragrance of the Olbas oil, although it does fade a little bit it is still definitely there.
Another good thing about these is that they are three ply, so last for a good few blows of the nose - unless you are really snotty (sorry!). Although they aren't specially infused with one of those gentle on the nose balms or anything they aren't the roughest tissues I've ever used, and despite having to blow my nose quite frequently it hasn't suffered too badly for it with only a little redness.
Since I bought these I have had a pack in my handbag and the packaging as held up quite well and I haven't found any random loose tissues at the bottom of my bag.
I think these are great tissues to have in over winter when colds seem to be rife, and will be stocking up on a few more packets to keep in the house. With them being pocket packs, they are handy to keep in your bag, desk drawer, car glove box etc... Which is what I intend to do since I always seem to be without a tissue when I need one.
The ingredients used on these are Dementholised Mint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Cajuput Oil, Menthol and Juniperberry Oil. So you should probably avoid these if you are allergic or have suffered a reaction to any of these ingredients before.
It is not recommended that children under the age of six use these tissues.
They also recommend washing your hands after using the tissues (which I would hope you would do anyway, especially if you have a cold) as the essential oils do stay on your fingers so I suppose it could be quite painful if you rubbed your eye after.
I paid 0.99 pence for the pack of six which seems to be a very good place with the price for six ranging from £1.30 to £1.90. You can also buy the pocket packs individually for around 0.60 pence, so it does work out better value to buy a multi pack. They are available from Asda, Sainsbury and Boots, and as mentioned I bought mine from Lidl although I'm not sure if this is a product which they stock all the time. A more traditional box containing 80 tissues is available for £1.80 in Asda.
I've always been a fan of Kleenex Balsam tissues, and last winter I discovered the Kleenex Balsam Fresh tissues which included menthol. However, when struck down with a cold over the last several days I needed some decent tissues - I wanted them in handypacks to carry in my bag, and the Boots branch I was in only had the Boots own brand Ultra Balm, or Lotus Olbas. As the Lotus Olbas were on buy one get one free in the individual handy packs, I picked up four of them.
The Lotus Olbas pack is a garish green and orange, resembles a carrot and the includes the phrase "vapour release". From this I was expecting some thing similar to Kleenex Balsam (Fresh or normal). The packs states that Lotus have worked together with Olbas, who make Olbas Oil (which I know nothing about) to "capture oil in tiny capsules and spray them onto the tissue". It says I should crush the tissues to release the oil vapours. Not knowing much about Olbas Oil, I was really only expecting a tissue which didn't irritate my nose.
You can imagine my surprise when I opened a pack and was assaulted by a scent reminiscent of Vicks. This was a surprise, and a fairly pleasant one - my experience of Kleenex Balsam Fresh had been during a bout of sinusitis and I had struggled to smell the menthol, but even taking that into account the Lotus Olbas seemed much more strongly fragranced.
In terms of the actual tissue, I have found Lotus Olbas to be more than adequate. The tissues are soft, a reasonable size without being gigantic, and show absolutely no signs of falling apart when you blow your nose on one. The worst of my cold is now past, and I only have a small amount of dry skin on my nose - I find that with standard (non-balsam/balm ones) I get a very dry and irritated nose, so this is a plus point for the Lotus Olbas tissues.
As for the Olbas side of things, I had expected this to be a bit of a nice smelling gimmick, but I really think it does help. After using a Lotus Olbas tissue to blow my nose, my nose feels cools and refreshed inside and out, a menthol sort of feeling - like you get from eating strong mints. I find that although the cool feeling fades, my nose feels clearer for long after using a Lotus Olbas tissue. I really am quite impressed by this.
My cold is now fading, but it is only September - there are bound to be more over the course of the months to come. I may have sworn by Kleenex Balsom in winters past, but it seems like I may have been converted to Lotus Olbas.
In line with my general bad luck, I found myself this week loaded with the cold in the height of summer. Feeling sorry for myself and suffering from a runny nose, sore throat, sickness and blocked sinuses, I knew there was only one kind of tissue that could sort out my blocked nose and ease my sinus pain - so off I trotted to my local Semi Chem to pick up a 6 pack of Olbas Tissues.
These cost me £1.69. However, they can be purchased for cheaper in the likes of Asda, Boots etc. Each pack contains 9 tissues, so these were perfect for me as it meant one pack was enough to last me a day at work. Unique from other tissues, these particular tissues require you to scrunch up the tissue prior to use to release the olbas vapour. Upon doing this, the smell of Olbas oil is very overpowering, but was just what I needed to banish my blocked nose.
The tissues are of a very good quality and are thick. Unlike nasty, cheap tissues, these did not fall apart after a single use or leave my nose dry and red after frequent usage. Although they may be dearer than other brands, this product's "vapour release" is an original and effective aspect which does the trick when it is very much needed. In my view, these tissues are worth the extra pennies and are the most effective thing besides medication to sort out a bad cold. After using these tissues I can often smell a waft of olbas from me, which is good I guess to help clear my nose and sinuses, but not so good for those around may who may not appreciate the menthol like aroma.
I have used these for a few years and swear by them. I hope that my review may encourage fellow dooyoo'ers to give these tissues a try. Obviously, I would not recommend these tissues to those who hate the menthol like smell of olbas oil. Overall though, 5 out of 5 from me! :)
Unfortunately I have been suffering from a slight dose of hay fever this week. On searching for a pack of tissues in my hand bag, I pulled out a packet of Lotus Olbas oil tissues left over from winter. These tissues really helped me through the winter and gave my delicate nose a little bit of tlc.
*Price and availability*
The tissues come in a small travel sized packet of nine tissues at 20 x 21 cm. You can purchase a packet for around £0.70 - £1.00 from many chemists such as Boots and Superdrug. Last winter I got hold of a 6 pack of the travel packets for £1.00 from the pound store. Bargain!
The tissues come in an orange packet with the Olbas oil logo written on the front.
As soon as you open the packet, which are resealable with a little sticker, the aromatic scent impregnates your nostrils. They are scented with soothing properties of menthol, eucalyptus and juniper berries.
The get the best out of the tissues, they advice you to crinkle and crunch them up to activate the Olbas oil. I like to simply hold the tissue under my nose in a ball and inhale the scent to help clear my nose and sinuses.
The tissues are thick and really good quality. They don't rip or break too easily, even when wet. This makes them perfect for blowing the nose.
Due to the oil on the tissues, they are really smooth and soft on delicate noses. Sometimes rough tissues can irritate my nose when it's sore, whereas these tissues sooth and gently moisturise the dry skin.
These tissues are a godsend when suffering from colds and flu and easy to carry around in this little travel sized packet.
Due to the oil in the tissues, they can't be used to wipe tears or dab the eyes because they do sting a little! However if you keep them for their designed usage they are very reliable and trustworthy. I've had this open packet about 5 months and they are still heavily scented and it hasn't faded.
Having two snotty nosed children I always carry a pack of tissues in my bag. I have been using olbas tissues for a few years now and i mostly always stick to them as a brand because i suffer from sinus problems olbas tissues offer some light relief.
One packet has nine tissues in it. I buy the tissues in multi packs, I get six small packets for £1.40 from asda feel this is a good price to pay compared to other brands of tissues.
The packaging is orange and green, it does have a brief instructions on using the tissues along with ingredients list.
When opening the multi pack to remove a small packet i can mildly smell the essential oils. The packets are small and compact perfect for carrying in a handbag or pocket, when removing a tissue their is a small lift flap on the plastic packaging this has a small orange sticky tab to reseal the packet.
The tissues are very soft , a descent and smell and strong of the olbas oil witch contain mint oil and eucalyptus oil. The tissues are dry but i can feel a light coating on them with my finger tips and my nose looks shiny after using them.
Using them for wiping a snot nose is the most obvious thing to do with the tissues but also if you feel blocked up you can sniff and inhale the oils from the tissue for some relief from the stuffy nose feeling etc. I feel the oils are quiet strong and really do help, like vicks on an tissue basically, mild enough to use with children too. I even put a couple of tissues next to my daughters pillow at night when she is stuffy with the cold.
You should never wipe your eyes with these tissues, I did and suffered with stinging eyes, imagine shoving vicks in your eyeballs although I am sure no one would be as stupid as that but that's how sore it was.
As I said already these a re small compact packets so ideal for hand bags, pockets , school bags etc.
I highly recommend the olbas tissues then next time you have the cold or just to clear your head.
Great little pocket hanky.
~ Why use Lotus Olbas Tissues?~
At the moment I have a cold and as I am near enough up to my neck in cold remedies, inhalers, nose sprays, cough sweets, chest rubs, vapobaths, tiger balm and almost anything else that I deemed may be of help in my time of need I have of course got plenty of tissues handy for the inevitable nose blowing fest that is set to continue for a number of days (although fingers crossed that the Vicks First Defence Nose Spray I have been using will cut my cold short and send it packing!). In any case I am well stocked up with the items I feel I may need over the next few days including some of these Olbas tissues which are very handy little things that I like to have as they can help to ease a blocked nose for a short time with just a few quick sniffs.
The idea of these tissues is that they are scented with naturally fragranced oils that allow you to inhale a little from the tissue every now and then, which I find very helpful when I have a cold. You can use the tissue to blow your nose on if wanted however I find that if my nose gets sore from having blown it too many times it can end up stinging a little, so I prefer to keep these tissues as something to help me breathe a little easier by inhaling the menthol, eucalyptus, juniper berries and cajput oil that has been embedded in them. If you have yet to try these tissues I would say that it is more than worth buying a single pack to see how these work for you as it costs very little for one pack on its own and you may find these tissues rather beneficial.
~Presentation and ease of use~
The tissues come packed into individual pocket packs that I find easy to open and use when needed. I like the bright colours used on the outer packing of the packs as I feel it helps the product stand out when I am looking for these on the shelves in store. I have found that you can buy these very cheaply in some stores and if I am getting low on supplies I like to buy a 6 pack to put away as you never know when a cold might creep up on you. The larger multi packs have the same orange and green colour scheme as the small packs within and the Olbas name is clearly displayed. There is a small motif with text on to the front of the pack, which tells you to lightly crush the tissues to release the menthol based vapours when you want to use them, making them more strongly fragranced for a fair length of time. I find that one tissue will last for sometime when used in this way as the amount of natural oils use in the tissues is quite good.
Once opened the multi pack wrapper can be used to store the rest of the pocket packs in as you are able to open the pocket packs one at a time as required. I find that once I have one of these tissues out of the pack I can smell the menthol and eucalyptus one it a little even when I have a very blocked nose without me having to crush it. To enhance the menthol vapours all that you need to do is lightly rub or crush the tissue and the smell will become stronger allowing you to inhale it, which can help to unblock your nose a little. Each little tissue has a series of tiny blue Olbas droplet shapes running around the edge of all 4 sides of the material and these are what contain the special mix of essential oils that make the tissues so useful.
~Use with care when.....?~
When using these Olbas tissues I don't like to get them too close to my eyes and I like to make sure I have washed my hands if I do need to touch the skin around my eyes at all when using the tissues, as the oils in the tissues can and do sting the eyes. As mentioned if you have an already red and sore nose caused through blowing your nose too much it is best not to use these tissues for doing that. I prefer to use a plain tissue such as the Boots Ultra Balm ones to blow my nose on instead as I find them soft and gentle with them also being very good for general use as well as when I have a cold. These Olbas tissues work best as something that you can use to help open your airways with by inhaling the vapours that are produced when the tissues are rubbed or lightly crushed.
~Price and rating~
I feel that these tissues are a very thoughtfully made helpful product that can ease a blocked nose for a short time and they are very useful to take out with you when away from home as they come neatly packed into easy to handle pocket packs. The pocket packs don't take up much room and can be placed in a pocket or bag to be opened and used as required and once you have lightly crushed one of the tissues the effects of the vapours that are produced can be of great help. The price for a 6 pack of these tissues does vary greatly as they can be sold for as much as £1.99 with a single pack being sold for up to 60p. When I bought my latest pack of these they cost me £1 in Poundland which I feel is very good value as it means they work out as being just under 17p each pack. My rating for these tissues has to be 5 stars as I find them very helpful and I will certainly buy more when the packs I have are used up.