I am pleased to share with you that Vapor Soove, an all natural chest rub made from a blend of essential oils sourced from Europe is now in the Philippines and available in Manila, Cebu, Davao & soon in Leyte!
Because Berry has been breastfed since birth, she never really got colds until she was 1.5 years old. At that time, we had just come back from our Christmas holiday in Manila and she came down with a bug as soon we arrived in Singapore. I didn't know how else to soothe her and I remembered watching a Vapor Rub commercial in the Philippines to soothe colds.
However, while researching for chest rubs, I discovered that it wasn't safe to use adult vapor rubs because it contained camphor, which may cause seizures on young children. Thankfully the next day, our pediatrician recommended Vapor Soove, which is made by Heritage Singapore, a traditional herbal pharmacy that dates back to the 1930s.
I used it on Berry as a tummy and chest rub. I also rubbed Vapor Soove onto the soles of her feet and made her wear socks. It has a delicate menthol smell, so soothing that Berry and I finally got our much needed sleep.
Apart from the fact that it does not contain camphor, has a delicate menthol smell, is non-greasy and safe to use for infants 6 months onwards, it also comes packaged in a glass jar, so you can be sure it's phthalate free (apparently, phthalate exposure may cause conduct or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. Infants are more vulnerable to phthalates given their immature metabolic systems - source: Inskin Magazine Fall 2011).
(Vapor Soove glass jar, cute photo by Manila Mommy)
Needless to say, I was so impressed that I decided it was worth bringing to Manila. I could just imagine the number of mommies worried about their sniffling & coughing kids, going through the same thing I did, wondering what to give to bring comfort to the little one.
Currently, Vapor Soove is available online via Shopspot and at the ff baby stores: Momtrepreneur in Shangri-la, Baby & Beyond in San Juan, Cribz in Cebu, Quirks at Robinson's Abreeza and Baby Spice in Davao, and coming soon to Pacey's in Leyte.
To read the reviews on Vapor Soove by other relieved moms, visit:
- Kris of OC Mom in Manila
- Neva of Manila Mommy
ABOUT VAPOR SOOVE:
Vapor Soove is a proprietary blend of essentials oils that creates a soothing vapour and calming effect. It provides gentle and effective relief for stuffy noses and coughs and, is suitable for babies and children from 6 months onwards.
Vapor Soove does NOT contain Camphor like many other popular chest rubs. There have reports that camphor which may cause seizures in small children.
HOW TO USE:
As a chest rub: Gently rub a small amount onto the child's chest, neck and back as often as required
As an inhalation: Add one tsp of Vapor Soove to a basin of hot water and inhale the soothing vapour
As a massage ointment: This non-greasy ointment is suitable for gentle full-body baby massage
Eucalyptus: help clear a stuffy nose & loosen mucus, prevents infection & fight general respiratory problems
Lavender: calming, soothe irritability, aid sleep, relieve colic
Menthol: relieve dry coughs, ease sinus & chest congestion
Thyme: fortify lungs to resist infection, expectorant in a non-greasy ointment base
Do not apply onto broken skin or into the nostrils
WHERE TO BUY:
- Momtrepreneur Shop
Shangril-la Mall (beside FIC)
- Baby & Beyond
G2 Strata Suites 300
P. Guevarra Street, San Juan
- Pedia clinic in a private hospital
Trinoma & Ortigas areas
Look for Angeline at 63917-5242410
The Maze, 3/F Ayala Center
- Quirks Philippines
Robinsons Dept. Store, Abreeza Mall
- Baby Spice
2F Gaisano Mall,
JP Laurel Ave.,Bajada Davao City
#3 Arradaza St.
Ormoc City, Leyte
Tel: 053 2552556
In the Philippines, Vapor Soove is exclusively distributed by Thurston Hatchett, Inc.