Tiger Balm?

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I realise that this post is probably one of the most bizarre posts I have ever put out there
but boils are not a laughing matter and if I can help someone find a quick and easy solution
to what can be a painful and down right irritating subject.


Okay time to over share so brace yourself...I am prone to spots on my back (yuck!)
that every now and then can morph into a big ass boil, for a while I did rely on what can only be described as an old wives solution - milk on a cotton pad to draw out the boil which did work to some degree
but really who wants to be walking around with cotton pads attached to themselves all day?
One day I had a really painful boil on my shoulder where my bra strap sat and no amount of milk 
was helping so I popped into my local chemist and asked what could I buy to help the matter.
She suggested Tiger Balm!


Tiger Balm?
Tiger Balm actually comes in a few forms namely red and white - red is more commonly used
as a natural pain relief be it for aching muscles or a headache, the white balm can also be used
on the muscles but is more commonly used for bug bites, clearing the nostril passage ways
and for drawing boils/blemishes.


Tiger Balm white is a thickly textured balm that has a medicinal scent (think Carmex Original but on steroids!) that you simply apply to the affected area and allow to work it's magic!
It has a slight warming sensation when applied to the skin but nothing uncomfortable 
and in my experience heals boils almost overnight so it is worth keeping a tin or two in your medical cabinet
for those just in case moments. 

If you suffer from the occasional boil then do yourself a favour and try this,
it's all I use now to treat such matters.

Tiger Balm £4.70/19G via Boots - link
but do check out your local pound shops as that is where I bought my latest tin!

26 comments:

  1. Never heard of this before, thank you for this! I don't suffer from boils myself but I know a few who do so I may recommend this - thank you!xo

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    1. Yup :) that is where I got the tin in the photos :)

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  3. haha I love tiger balm, but Lion Ointment??? thats a hilarious fake name I'm sure it does exactly the same though Tiger Balm is great for everything,

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    1. haha I think Tiger Balm is the trademarked version and Lion Balm is the one that it isn't haha :) same stuff though ;)

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  4. I'm intrigued to try this! Hope it works for facial acne as well ;)
    xx

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    1. I wouldn't recommend it for that as it is pretty oily but I guess you never know :)

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  5. OOOh ive never tried this stuff,will have to get a tin.Thanks!

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  6. I have some tiger balm from thailand. They use it on bites and it works wonderfully. Nice to see its available here as its good stuff!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. It's great isn't it :) I love the smell too haha :)

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  7. Tiger Balm is amazing, I use it on my forehead to remedy headaches and its perfect x

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    1. Have you tried forehead? I swear by that for headaches :)

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  8. i remember my dad used to have the red version, i tried to put it on a bruise once at night, and in the morning the bedsheets were pink! i think i was probably meant to bandage it up or something haha!
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  9. Tiger balm worked brilliantly on a couple of mossie bites in whilst in The Maldives last year. Now I take the lid off and the smell transports me right back there :)) xx
    Www.beautytails.com

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  10. Omg thank you for this, my fella really has a spot back and this would be great for him.
    xx

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  11. When I was younger my mum always had a pot of tiger balm with her, she got it from tenerife and it was STRONG! Kinda loved the smell and warm feel of it though!
    Need to get myself a pot :)
    x

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  12. My dad bought me some of this stuff back from Thailand, I had never heard of it before (it just reminded me of vicks from the smell) and it's been in my drawer ever since, I suffer from the odd spot on my back so I'm definitely going to dig this out again! Thanks! x

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  13. You mentioned that the white one is good for blemishes too. Do you think it would be a safe product for using on the face? I rarely get spots or blemishes but when I do they stick around a long time and can be quite sore and painful. Nothing I've tried so far seems to work! I want to try the Origins Super Spot Remover but as they are never really proper spots, I'm not sure even that would work! xo

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  14. Wow, never thought it could be used to treat boils or the likes! Great tip!! Will be having a closer look at my pot of the balm now as well!

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  15. I found this in Thailand a few years ago and became a total convert. It is good for absolutely everything - bites, blemishes, headaches, disguising bad smells! You could use it on your face but its like very strong menthol so may burn under your eyes so use with caution! Ps be careful using the red, it can stain clothes. x

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  16. It also seems like it'd be great for blisters on feet! ...Is it weird that I love that Caramex smell?

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  17. lion ointment used to be an ointment specifically for drawing boils/removing splinters, etc. It was like a thick grease and not much smell. Looking at your ingredients, I would say that's what you have. Tiger balm was totally different, with a strong smell(menthol/camphor) and great for healing muscular aches/headaches, etc. I haven't seen lion ointment as it used to be for years, but perhaps I will try the tiger balm I have in the cupboard instead lol! (the white one that doesn't stain everything forever!)

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  18. For 4 years had a crusty area on my cheek and nose. Doctor ignored it. My girlfriend's doctor lazered hers immediately.
    4 days of the real Tiger balm has removed it. I know, sounds like a snake oil ad, but it worked. I'd tried all sorts of creams, rough scrubs, even a pumice stone. And I no longer go to the same doctor.

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