Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Caraway and Co.
Traditional Po-Ho oil is the classic amongst oils. The essential oils, produced from fresh plants, are mixed with water and distilled. A floating layer separates off in the distillate: the insoluble aromatic substances, the pure essential oil. Po-Ho oil contains the essential oils of peppermint (Po-Ho is (Mandarin) Chinese for peppermint), eucalyptus, juniper berries, caraway and fennel.
The use of Po-Ho oil is straightforward: for inhalation a maximum 10 drops of Po-Ho oil in hot water is sufficient; put a towel over your head and breathe in deeply. One can also rub 3-5 drops under the nose, on to a handkerchief or massage into the temples slowly for very quick relief.
One can also put Po-Ho oil into an oil or incense burner and soon a wonderfully refreshing peppermint and eucalyptus scent will spread round the entire room.