Product Type: Lotus Olbas in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Lotus Olbas Tissues
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Lotus Olbas Tissues
Date: 19/10/11, updated on 19/10/11 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Helps you breathe more easily when your bunged up
Disadvantages: None for me
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.
Summary: An excellent tissue for stuffy noses