I have to let our SafBaby readers know about this miracle product from my home country Switzerland. My family’s favorite!
Olbas Oil originated in Basel, Switzerland over 100 years ago, and continues to be a European and worldwide favorite. It has long been a household name that families reach for when suffering from seasonal distress and related discomforts. As an aromatic inhalant, this completely natural essential oil formula delivers invigorating and soothing sensations to the nasal and bronchial areas.
As a little girl growing up in Switzerland, my mom would always put Olbas Oil on a hanky next to my pillow to soothe my cold and stuffy nose. It always felt so good and helped me to fall asleep. We would also always take a bottle and the Olbas Inhaler stick with us on vacation.
The natural essential oils in Olbas are extracted from six medicinal herbs, which have been the basis of healing in cultures around the world for centuries. These oils are carefully blended by Swiss herbalists, making the Olbas formula truly unique. The synergistic combination of these six essential oils provides amazing sensations to your body at multiple levels.
Also well known for its use in massage, Olbas Oil tends to stimulate circulation at the surface of the skin. It opens up the pores and provides a comfortable warm and cool feeling in the muscles and joints.
Daytime: Inhaling vapors from a tissue sprinkled with Olbas Oil quickly stimulates and enhances the breathing passages. Try adding 20 drops of Olbas Oil to a bowl of hot water, place a towel over the head and breathe vapors in deeply for 5 to 10 minutes.
Nighttime: Simply sprinkle 5-10 drops on a tissue and tuck inside a pillowcase.
Apply Olbas Oil generously and gently massage the body. Stimulates surface circulation and delivers comfort to tired muscles and joints. Can be used for full body massage or as a spot massage at pressure points for quick effect. The natural essential oils are non-greasy and won’t stain most natural fabrics.
Head: Massage a drop or two directly on the forehead and temples (Avoid contact with eyes).
Sore, aching feet: Massage directly on feet or add 25-50 drops of Olbas Oil to a dishpan of hot or cold water and soak feet for 10 to 15 minutes.
Compress: Add 10-20 drops of Olbas Oil to a bowl of hot or cold water. Submerse a cloth in the water, wring it out and place it on the desired area. Hot compresses feel soothing for aching bodies; cold compresses feel refreshing on the forehead.
Sports and Exercise
Massage Olbas Oil into muscle areas BEFORE jogging, bicycling, or workouts to help relax tight muscles. Apply AFTER sports or exercise and massage gently to help reduce soreness and soothe overworked muscles.
Family Use & Travel
Take some Olbas Oil with you whenever you travel- great for those bumps, discomforts and stresses that inevitably come along. Soothing when used to massage on tired, sore feet and legs after prolonged periods of walking, standing or sports activity.
Also try Olbas Herbal Cough Syrup for $7.49, a combination of herbal extracts, essential oils and wildflower honey.