Now on with the business at hand....Eucalyptus and Our Childhood Memories
Do you remember when you were little and you had a bad cold and all you wanted was for your Mom to make you feel better. At least at my house, one of the first things my mom would reach for was Vicks Vaporub! She'd rub that stuff all over my chest and throat, under my nose, and sometimes make me swallow a gob of it (although taking internally is now frowned upon.) Smelling that Vicks Vaporub always made me feel better.
Alot of that good smell can be attributed to Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has been used for colds, flu, chest and throat infections, swollen glands, and allergy symptoms for years and years, and is still used today.