A perfect complement to the Decongesting Herbal Steam, this hot little number blends the six head-clearing, enlivening essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary, camphor, cajeput, spearmint & peppermint with a wonderfully soothing plant-oil (petroleum and paraffin free) base for a heavenly hit of easy breathing without the synthetics.
Powerful relief for blocked sinuses, it soothes/cools the itch of insect bites, perks up foggy heads and cheers up sniffles. Underneath the effective zing of the essential oils is a nourishing bed of organic raw coconut, tea seed and calendula oils – a godsend for overly-blown/flaking/reddened noses; they soothe, soften and heal.
It’s a year round winner: in spring it’s a boon for relieving/soothing allergic symptoms of hayfever (I’ve been known to secretly smear it around my nostrils to block pollen seeds when modelling out on location in the countryside – sneezing isn’t very photogenic!) and I have happily soothed insect bites with it when mosquitoes took a fancy to me and my friends in India.
Rub it around the base of your nose, on your chest and temples at night for easier sleeping when horribly bunged up, on aching muscles… Really the uses are (possibly) endless; this is a 100% plant-sourced, natural alternative to the usual heat rubs and vapour rubs, and works any time you want to nourish your skin while inhaling something warming (yet cooling), decongesting and powerful.
No petroleum, synthetic substitutes or bad stuff; just (powerful) plant-derived comfort and virtue.
“I had a horrible cold and hadn’t been able to sleep or breathe well the night before. I rubbed some Tea & Sympathy around my nose and on my chest when I went to bed the next night and could breathe much more easily and slept much better!”
Uses & Directions:
Rub the balm onto your skin, chest, nostrils, temples or pulse points as required.
NB. Please keep out of reach of babies/infants – these natural essential oils are powerful and accidental oral ingestion of them could be dangerous.
ORGANIC, RAW, EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, moisturising, soothing, melts in beautifully.
TEA SEED OIL: Healing, softening, nourishing, packed full of micro-nutrients… See this page!
CALENDULA: The name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon. Calendula is often used to treat wounds, minor injuries & infections. It’s gently soothing for sensitive skin (it also features in the mother/baby products) and promotes healing.
ROSEMARY: a favorite of Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician and botanist, who made significant contributions to the understanding of herbal medicine during the 16th century. Concentration-boosting, it has antiseptic and anti-microbial qualities.
EUCALYPTUS, CAMPHOR, CAJEPUT, SPEARMINT & PEPPERMINT: even when you are so blocked you can’t smell much at all, the sweet relief of these classically zingy essential oils will waft you towards a clearer way of breathing and stimulate circulation and clarity. Respiratory royalty, all five.
Cocos nucifera (Coconut*) oil, Camellia sinensis (Tea) seed oil, Helianthus annus (Sunflower) seed oil, Candelilla cera (vegan plant wax), Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor) bark oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Melaleuca leucadendron (Cajeput) leaf oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint) herb oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Naturally occurring in essential oils.
All prices are in GBP.