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Christmas is coming – and there’s enough shopping, cooking and wrapping to do without worrying about those niggling aches and pains which can crop up to spoil the fun just when you least expect them.

So make sure you’re ready with some Christmas crackers from Mentholatum in your medicine chest:

If all the shopping and rushing about – or sleeping in an unfamiliar bed – bring on backache, muscle pain and stiffness, look for the familiar red flames of the Deep Heat logo:

• Deep Heat Heat Rub: The UK’s favourite heat rub*, delivers a penetrating warmth which helps stimulate circulation, relax stiffness and reoxygenate painful tense tissues. Deep Heat Heat Rub can also be used before and after exercise.

• Mentholatum Deep Heat Spray: Easy to apply to hard to reach areas, such as the lower back, it is absorbed quickly without the need for massage.

• The WellPatch Deep Heat Patch: The most recent addition to the brand, is an air-activated patch which provides warming relief directly at the site of the pain. You simply peel off the protective film and place the patch on the skin where it warms up within minutes and continues to deliver soothing warmth for up to eight hours.

When tripping over the kids’ new toys or that over-enthusiastic Boxing Day kickabout have caused a sprain, look for the icy blue Deep Freeze packaging. Sporty types know the value of a cold spray or ice pack to help reduce the pain of a sprain and Mentholatum’s Deep Freeze is the UK’s top-selling freeze brand**:

• Deep Freeze spray: For an instant burst of cooling relief to ease pain.

• Deep Freeze Cold Gel 2% w/w: Ideal for longer lasting cooling relief with the added benefit of soothing massage.

• WellPatch Deep Freeze Cold Patch: The latest addition to the range, it can be used after ice has been applied or in place of it.

It provides cooling relief directly to the injured area for up to three hours. The soft, flexible patches are applied to the site of the injury and are ideal for areas such as joints where movement makes the application of conventional ice packs difficult.

When that muscle discomfort keeps on coming back, Deep Relief is on target with dual-action relief.

Deep Relief: The clear, non-sticky non-greasy gel contains pain-relieving ibuprofen and levomenthol to help ease muscle pain, strains, sprains and rheumatic pain. Your pharmacist may also recommend the 100g tube for mild arthritic pain.


If a cold threatens to ruin the festivities, reach for the Mentholatum Vapour Rub. It’s been around for decades, offering effective relief from congestion for all the family, including children over one year old.

Its aromatic vapour works to help relieve congestion, and when symptoms are especially troublesome, a teaspoonful in a basin of hot water makes a soothing inhalant to ease nasal congestion and make breathing easier.

Mentholatum products are available from pharmacies, including Boots stores, and many supermarkets nationwide.

Always read the label.

Deep Freeze Cold Gel contains Racemic Menthol.


*IRI HBA outlets, 52 w/e 08 Sept 07
**IRI HBA outlets 52 w/e 08 Sept 07
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Lesley Keen on 01483 764729 or email

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