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The Uses for Olba's Oil

by
author image Marie Mulrooney
Marie Mulrooney has written professionally since 2001. A retired personal trainer, former math tutor, avid outdoorswoman and experience traveler, Mulrooney also runs a small side business creating custom crafts. She's published thousands of articles in print and online, helping readers do everything from perfecting their pushups to learning new languages.
The Uses for Olba's Oil
Essential oils. Photo Credit Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images

Overview

Olba’s Oil is a combination of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajeput, wintergreen, juniper berry and clove essential oils. While you won’t find extensive scientific research on the efficacy of Olba’s Oil in particular, the fact that a report by the National Cancer Institute says various essential oils can have calming, energizing, immune-boosting and antibacterial effects lends credence to many of the suggested uses for Olba’s Oil.

Massage

Essential oils are highly concentrated; a little bit goes a long way. Apply just one or two drops of Olba’s Oil directly to your head, feet or any other aching, tired or tense body parts. Massage in the oil, and take care to keep the oil and your hands away from your eyes.

Compress

An essential oil compress allows the oils to penetrate your skin without the effort of massage. According to Penn Herb Company, a warm compress soothes aches, while a cool compress applied to the forehead has a refreshing effect. To make a compress, add 10 to 20 drops of Olba’s Oil to a bowl of water, soak a cloth in the oil-water mix, wring out excess liquid and apply the cloth anywhere on your body except over your eyes.

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Soak

For an invigorating footbath, dilute 25 to 50 drops of Olba’s Oil in a dishpan and soak your feet in the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also bathe in a highly diluted Olba’s Oil formula; start with 50 drops of Olba’s Oil in the bathtub, and increase slowly until the concentration suits your personal preference.

Open Breathing Passages

Olba’s potent essential oils may help open a stuffy nose. Add 20 drops of Olba’s Oil to a bowl of hot water, then lean over the bowl and drape a towel over your head and shoulders to help contain the vapors. Keep your eyes closed as you spend 5 to 10 minutes inhaling the vapors. You can also place a few drops in a bowl of steaming water and leave it by your bedside so the vapors can permeate the air overnight.

On-the-Go Sinus Clearer

For a discreet on-the-go application, sprinkle a few drops of Olba’s on a tissue and tuck it up your sleeve or on a handkerchief that sits in your pocket. When you need a quick pick-me-up, pull out the tissue or handkerchief and have a quick sniff of the invigorating oils. You can achieve a similar effect at night by sprinkling 5 to 10 drops of Olba’s Oil on a handkerchief and tucking it into your pillowcase.

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