It smells of mint, melts into an oil, and cools your skin upon contact—so in our minds, Golden Cup is the Rose Salve of Asia. This simple-looking product reigns as the No. 1 topical ointment in Thailand, and for good reason, too. Both the balm and oil versions of this herbal blend can remedy a number of discomforts in a snap! Now that it’s made its way to Philippine shores, here are 5 ways to use the Thais’ fave multi-tasker.

1. RELIEVE MUSCLE ACHES & PAINS
Massaging Golden Cup Oil over sore spots will produce a soothing, cooling, therapeutic sensation. That’s because the formula is enriched with menthol to bring down pain and inflammation.

2. ALLEVIATE HEADACHES
Simply inhaling the scent of this salve can loosen the hooks of a headache—but it works best when applied to your temples. Just be sure to avoid the eyes.

3. FIGHT OFF THE COMMON COLD
When the symptoms of sickness strike, keep them at bay with the Balm in a Bottle. Rubbing this stuff over your chest and throat can help alleviate congestion and the lousy feeling that comes with the flu.

4. CLEAR UP ALLERGIES
Getting a good draft of the oil or balm through your nasal passage can also open up any allergen-triggered congestion. A quick whiff of the formula brings quick relief for head colds!

5. SOOTHE BUG BITES
So mosquitoes love you, huh? Rub Golden Cup over a bite to stop the itch in its tracks. The herbal blend also doubles as an insect repellant because of the powerful scent it emits.
L-R: Golden Cup Oil, P34, Balm in Bottle (50g), P159, Balm in Tin Cup (8g), P39

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