Eucalyptus to the rescue

Thanks to Jo Koy, people around the world now know that Vicks Vapor Rub is a go to first aid for anything for Pinoys. I remember my Nanay prepare our home made inhaler with Vicks to help me with my stuffy nose. Now that I have kids of my own — who get the usual…

Sneezy and Bitchy

I hate allergic rhinitis. I’ve had it all my life and I am sick of it. Literally and figuratively. Mid last year, I bought myself a Himalayan Salt Lamp which claimed could reduce allergies. I had a bad bout of allergic rhinitis that year and I had the lamp on almost all week and I…

Tummy Tamer

Yesterday, I called up my son’s teacher, Teacher Mae, to check up on my son who might have hurt himself when he headbutted me before clambering on the school bus. Instead, I found out that Teacher Mae was at home with her eldest 3 yo — recuperating from food poisoning the night before! I was…

Something bit me!

In the family, I am one of the lucky ones who rarely gets bitten by mosquitoes. But when I do get bitten, my skin reacts almost instantaneously. Last weekend while waiting for my son’s Catechism class to start, I was hanging out near the stairwell ¬†which as it turned out isn’t the best place to…

Bye bye itch

A good friend (Hi Chen!) introduced me to Witch Hazel. I was in search of an alcohol-free toner and incidentally, Witch Hazel is such a versatile ingredient. My son, has been having a pesky itch behind his knees and he’s been scratching all the time. My friend Ging has experimented on an itchy-free spray for…