Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cold Comfort

I've got a cold at the moment (cue violins and call the wahmbulance). As I was sifting through my lip balms yesterday to get my 'cold' lip balms out, it got me thinking about the things I use to comfort myself when I have a cold. 

The first thing I do is put on my trackies and a warm jumper. Then I get out my multi purpose lip balms, tissues, vicks vapodrops, make myself a cup of green tea and eat some chocolate. I also take lots of vitamin C and a magic potion from my naturopath that kills my cold really quickly. 


Here is my list of essential cold products:

Kleenex Aloe Vera tissues - These are much softer and easier on the nose than regular tissues.

Vicks Vapodrops - Effective and pleasant tasting.

Lanolips 101 ointment and Dr Lipp Nipple Balm- Very soothing and I can use it on any areas of dry skin around my nose, lips, elbows etc.

Sukin Nourishing Lip Treatment - This is a gorgeously thick balm that lasts for hours, tastes good and makes my parched lips feel instantly better. 

Natralus Paw Paw Lip Balm - I use this in the same way I use my lanolin balms, as an all over treatment. I love the thick texture, when I'm sick I'm all about thick, luxurious feeling balms and this fits the bill perfectly. 

Pana Chocolate - Not necessarily a cold treatment but I had to include this because it's amazing. Unlike regular chocolate, Pana Chocolate actually fills me up, so when I can't be bothered getting something to eat I have a square of Pana Chocolate and it keeps me going a bit longer. I have a review coming up, but until then, if you haven't tried Pana Chocolate run, don't walk, and get some now.

The Natralus and Dr Lipp balms were sent to me for review. All other products I purchased myself.