Throat and Chest Balm is a natural decongestant which is exceptionally versatile. There is no need for hot water and towels, and there is no need to worry about pasting yourself with petrochemicals. All the ingredients in the formula are natural decongestants in their own right, many of them having being used since time immemorial for the purpose.
Eucalyptus is used by the Aborigines in Australia as a natural decongestant and the antiseptic and healing properties are also utilized in 'blue-gum' leaf poultices.
The Mediterranean Marjoram is said by the eminent herbalist Nicolas Culpeper (1600's) to 'help all diseases of the chest which hinder the freeness of breathing'
Tea Tree, Wintergreen and Peppermint are all well known scented decongestants, with Tea Tree having strong anti-bacterial properties as well.
Throat and Chest Balm is very easy to apply and works immediately to relieve congestion. Just take a little and rub between your palms, and inhale from cupped hands through the nose and open mouth a few times. This is easiest and quickest way to get a result and it can be done at home, in the office, in the tube - in fact anywhere! When you are done, just rub the remainder into your palms and feel the way it feeds your skin! It's smell is very pleasant and others will always ask 'what is that?' At that point you can smile, and offer them some...
It can be rubbed into the chest and throat before sleep to help ease breathing during the night. It can also be rubbed in under the nose to help breathing if the skin is not broken. It has been used by sportsmen and women on their chests during matches to clear them and give them a boost. Some therapists use it for a back massage as well, and it has helped many people through bouts of bronchitis and chesty colds.
When used on young children it can be 'cut' with either Bee Balm or Unscented Massage Wax to reduce its potency.
Throat and Chest Balm should be used with caution as it will sting if it comes into contact with the eyes or broken skin. So if you have broken skin under your nose during a cold, do not apply it directly to the skin there. When used on young children, put it on in such a way that they can't get it onto their hands and thus into their eyes. Throat and Chest Balme should not be used during pregnancy.