Olbas Oil or similar

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Olbas Oil or similar

Post by fishbeardsunset » Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:34 pm

Hi there
Doe anyone know who stocks this inhalant /which I also use for muscular pain
Cannot seem to find it anywhere :roll:

Thanks in advance

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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by memory man » Thu Nov 03, 2022 2:05 pm

Have you tried Holland and Barrett in the Kings Ave Mall?
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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by Devil » Thu Nov 03, 2022 3:30 pm

Essential Oils - Bakali Cy
https://www.bakali.com.cy

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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by PhotoLady » Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:53 pm

fishbeardsunset wrote:
Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:34 pm
Hi there
Doe anyone know who stocks this inhalant /which I also use for muscular pain
Cannot seem to find it anywhere :roll:

Thanks in advance
A friend of mine suggested I try her massage balm when I was struggling with my dodgy shoulder when visiting her in Jersey, Channel Islands in 2017.

My husband applied it. It has a slightly warming feel then it appears to turn to a cooler sensation after a few minutes.
It also clears the sinuses or chest, due to the ingredients just as Olbas Oil does.

I purchased a bottle when I returned home and have only just opened a second bottle about a month ago.
I use it sparingly and find it helps me to get to sleep if I'm feeling uncomfortable and apply it about an hour before going to bed.

I get mine on eBay - it's a Chinese massage oil so you may be able to get some in Cyprus. I know there used to be a Chinese guy not too far from Makarios roundabout in Limassol who did sports massage and manipulation as several friends used him for injuries.

The link to an article here below. I suggest reading it in full as it's the ingredient referred to which is important and there are some contra-indications too, but I've never had any problems. Just make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after using it - otherwise, it will make your eyes water!

https://www.massagesci.com/post/product-review-woodlock

WOODLOCK ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
METHYL SALICYLATE

Also called wintergreen oil, this organic ester is naturally produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens. It makes up approximately 50% of Wood Lock, making this product a very strong smelling liniment, to say the least.

Wintergreen oil (along with menthol, eucalyptus oil, camphor, and turpentine oil) is known as a counter-irritant. Counterirritants create a feeling of cold or heat that may overpower the localized sensory information from a sore joint or muscle.

Wintergreen oil is also a salicylate, as evident by its proper name: methyl salicylate. Salicylates are compounds related to aspirin. By using them topically, it may help a patient avoid most of the negative side effects of taking aspirin or aspirin-related compounds by mouth, such as:
ulcers of the stomach and small intestine,
abdominal pain,
nausea,
gastritis (inflammation of the stomach)

A study published in 2014 on collagen-induced arthritis in mice concluded, "[methyl salicylate] has great potential to be developed into a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis."
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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by Devil » Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:45 am

Where medical advice is offered by lay persons, “beware of Greeks bearing gifts”

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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by fishbeardsunset » Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:15 pm

Thanks to everyone for their input- will check out H&B when next in Paphos- and the online information as well
Cheers 8-)

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Re: Olbas Oil or similar

Post by PhotoLady » Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:37 pm

Devil wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:45 am
Where medical advice is offered by lay persons, “beware of Greeks bearing gifts”
Lucky me, I'm still alive!

Only been using it since 2017...
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