Product Type: Olbas medicinal products
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My port of call whenever I'm all bunged up!
Member Name: MsTricia
Advantages: cheap, easy to use on the go, discreet, great decongestant with no side effects
Disadvantages: not a solution to blocked noses, I use mine frequently!
Recently the weather hasn't been too fab and so as a result is has meant I am enjoying staying wrapped up at home for as much as possible and only venturing out where really necessary. I've not been too unwell but have a bit of a blocked nose which makes breathing at night a right pain. One thing that has always helped and is always readily available is an olbas oil inhaler.
The inhaler is essentially a little white plastic stick, with small holes either side. Inside there seems a solid composition which has blended oils: Cajuput Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Levomenthol and Peppermint Oil. This inhaler is really easy to use - simply insert into a nostril and inhale deeply and it works excellently to unblock and provide relief immediately!
It smells very minty-menthol-ish and provides powerful decongestant relief. It instantly allows my nasal passages to feel clearer and and unblocked and I absolutely love using it! Granted the results are not long term, I do find that perhaps every 20 minutes or so I have to use it again to allow my nostrils to be clear again (as well as blowing my nose lol) but the effects of it are totally worthwhile and for a blocked noses this really is the product to buy! If I inhale really deeply sometimes the combined oils can feel quite harsh, so to use this, just a reasonable sniff is enough to allow the product to wok effectively.
The inhaler is relatively small and discreet, about the size of a stick of chapstick so it it's easy to carry around and use on the go. I like to keep one in my handbag (always best to be prepared for the worst!) and one in my bathroom cupboard. I am not so sure if they have an expiry date but I am pretty sure I have had the one in my handbag since this time last year and it still works just as fab and still maintains it's strong remedy, but just be sure to always replace the lid on the inhaler once finished.
These Olbas Inhalers can be bought at a wide variety of chemist and most supermarkets so they are easily available. Prices vary but I purchased mine for about £1.50 in my local chemist which for what it does is a total bargain! I have absolutely no problems with using an inhaler - although be cautious that it says on the tube not to use it for more than 4 times an hour which I think is reasonable. Nevertheless it is a fab decongestant, is easy to use on the go and it's cheap so definitely gets 5 stars from me!
Summary: a fab product - definitely recommend!
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