There was always a bottle of Qing Cao You (Herbal Oil) at the corner of the bedside table in my grandfather’s room. Whenever we fell or had itchy mosquito bites, we would sit by the bed (with the fan on in front ready to soothe) and grandpa would apply the oil on the affected area with a cotton swab. Having used the oil since young is one of the biggest reasons we became resilient kids cos we know all will be ok in a while.
This habit followed and now I keep a bottle of Herbal Oil on my bedside table and apply it whenever itchy rashes develop, and the rashes will be gone the next day!
Oh and the sweet, trusty smell of the oil, it’s always a reminder that all pains will pass and all wounds heal.