Why I recommend "Olbas oil" — 7 years ago
I go through phases of living on this stuff, practically – my sinuses are delicate creatures, it would appear, prone to blocking up just ’cos they feel like it. Where once I would reach for the sudafed (decongestant tablets), I realised that while the result is quick they also tended to have a rebound effect – in other words, the block would quite likely come back with a vengence! Also, the pills had side effects: cue the time I had my resting pulse measured at 92!!
Anyway. More natural remedies are to be smiled upon, especially when they work – and Olbas Oil does for me! Three drops on a tissue beside my bed during the night; and if I’m really stuffed up I first sit with the tissue much closer to my nose (ie resting on shoulder or chest) while I’m reading. Generally a half-hour or so will enable me to breath again, so I’m happy.
Word of warning: you can apparently use this stuff as a rub, although the teenie amount the reaches my skin through the tissue burns cold, ever so slightly. And do not get this stuff in delicate areas!! By that I mean (!) actually up your nose (sniff, but not that close!) or god forbid in your eye. I managed to have the smallest amount of second-hand contamination from picking up the tissue I was using, and when I next rubbed an itchy eye… oy!!!