Olbas Oil: Dear Hayfever, It’s Not Me, It’s You


It would be dishonest of me to  try and review any perfume today since I cannot smell very much at all. This makes me sad as aromas can make my day (or break it:  I’m looking at you Muscs Koublai Khan).

Initially I made a joke to say  that Olbas Oil was the only thing I can smell, but since I am never without it I thought I would offer you a few lines of praise for this bargain oil. The ingredients include  clove oil, eucalyptus, juniper berry and cajuput. Rubbed on feet obvernight it can have amazing effects, but I prefer it in a mug of hot water, to be inhaled, not  drunk! It will clear just about anything, including drains and plugholes most probably.

Anyway, this is my roundabout way of saying welcome to my world today and please excuse the lack of perfume review.  This is all I can smell. And my eyes itch too.

8 thoughts on “Olbas Oil: Dear Hayfever, It’s Not Me, It’s You”

  1. Absolutely my favourite cold remedy ever! My daughter even asks for ‘the special oil’ when she is bunged up with a cold, and I think I heard her scolding her Dad for not having a bottle at his house. 🙂

    Hope you feel better soon, sweetie. x

    1. I love the smell of it but last night it got so bad I couldn’t even smell the Olbas Oil! I was assured by my bed fellow, Mr IScent, that it was indeed present in the bed but I was none the wiser.

      It’s great stuff that works better than medicine for stuffy noses.

    1. Thank you thinkingmagpie and welcome to the blog! Nice to hear I’m not alone in my suffering, but glad to hear you don’t need it this year.

      best wishes

  2. Love it too! Also my mum used to break a small capsule of oils onto a hanky or pillow, which had a wonderful smell, but I’ve never tracked it down. I think it was reddish in colour, with a tapered end that you snipped off with scissors.

    Hope you feel much better soon!

    1. Hi Alice- I remember those capsules! I had completely forgotten until you mentioned it and now I have a clear memory of my grandmother breaking one onto a hanky. She is still the only person I ever knew who had hankies rather than paper tissues. Fond memories.

      Thank you for your kind words and for triggering that memory!
      best wishes

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