February 18, 2009

Erbaviva Sniffles Organic Chest Balm: Kick a Winter Cold

The past two weeks, it's seemed that everyone who made it through December and January illness-free has been hit with the punies. If that's you, finish the Vick's rub and toss it in the recycle bin. Erbaviva's Sniffles Organic Chest Balm is worth the extra bucks—both for its all-natural decongesting ability and divinely sedative essential oil blend.

"Pretty" factor: This petrolatum-free balm employs an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal trio of organic eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender essential oils to kill what ails you and quickly decongest.  Cedar bark, geranium flower and immortelle extracts will Zen you out for the rest of the day—if applied in the a.m.—or will lull you to deep sleep if massaged on before bed. A moisturizing base of shea butter, sunflower seed and jojoba oils leave your chest as soft as a baby's.

Eco factor: Erbavia—the Rolls Royce of baby products—uses USDA certified organic ingredients including high-quality essential oils.  No petrolatum, harsh detergents, chemical fragrances, and other unhealthy additives. Most of their products come in amber-hued glass bottles (no plastic).

To buy: $14 at erbaviva.com and skinbotanica.com


Anonymous said...

does this really work??? i've had a bad cold for the past week and nyquil isn't working. i'm willing to try this but don't want to spend $14 if not.

Virginia Green said...

hmmm I might have to try that out - although you know how cheap I am.

Lindsay B. said...

Hey Amber. Thanks for the comment. First, I don't post reviews about products that I haven't tested and don't deserve praise. :)

To answer your question: I had a really stubborn cold two weeks ago and stumbled upon this product. I massaged it on my chest and neck after the shower one morning and couldn't believe how quickly it decongested me. TMI, but I was blowing my non-stop runny nose for the next two hours. Applied more that night and, I kid not, I woke up feeling almost 100% better the next day.

Virginia--I think this would help a lot with your sinus issues (and it's a tad more dignified than sticking a wintergreen oil-laced nasal pot up one's nose)

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