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Stop It Cold® Chest Rub

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by St. Francis

For many of us, memories of a childhood cough or cold are also associated with a parent applying a strong-smelling rub to the chest. Now that we’re the grown-ups, it’s comforting to know that St. Francis Herb Farm offers a natural, gentle balm, the Stop It Cold Chest Rub. Suitable for kids over age 2, as well as adults, this soothing balm both smells really good, and helps to clear a stuffed-up nose and quiet a cough.

“The balm is a vehicle for essential oils, which are antimicrobial,” says Dr. Terry Vanderheyden, a naturopathic doctor in Barry’s Bay, Ontario and medical advisor to St. Francis Herb Farm. “The oils help to open up airways and relieve coughs and mucous congestion.” 

What's In The Stop It Cold® Chest Rub

Here’s a closer look at the star ingredients in the Stop It Cold Chest Rub:

          Eucalyptus essential oil works to loosen and clear mucus from the airways, so it can more easily be expelled
          from the body by coughing. It has strong antibacterial, antifungal and anticatarrhal (that is, helpful for
          removing excess mucus) properties. No wonder it’s long been used in home remedies for respiratory issues
          in its native Australia!

          Peppermint essential oil is cooling and anti-inflammatory. It has traditionally been used in chest rubs for
          respiratory disease 

          Scotch Pine essential oil has anti-infection, antifungal properties and is especially prized for its ability as a
          decongestant for the upper respiratory tract.

These three essential oils are extracted through steam distillation, where heated steam and gentle pressure are used to release the oils from the plant material and preserve their quality and potency.

As for the balm itself, it’s composed of gentle, soothing ingredients that nourish the skin. There’s shea butter, prized for its moisturizing ability, and calendula, one of our premier healing herbs. Aloe, myrrh and comfrey have wound-healing and antimicrobial properties. And last but not least, our Chest Rub contains certified organic honeysuckle flower extract and fermented radish root, which act as preservatives for safety and quality.

Look at more Stop It Cold products here.

Have questions? Just visit our Great Questions Answered page to learn more or to submit a question.

Whether you’re struggling with a cold yourself or want to help soothe your coughing child at bedtime (or 2 a.m.!), St. Francis Stop It Cold Chest Rub is a reassuring addition to your natural medicine cabinet.

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