Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I Love the Smell of Napalm...Old Memories

Today I woke up craving the smell of croup ointment and not just any croup ointment...I really really want some Daniel's Croup Ointment*. At first I was confused by this bizarre craving until I realized that I could breath and was catching a cold (my first one of the year...yeah.).

I always feel so down when I get sick and really want my mommy to come take care of me. Some of my earliest memories are of my mom slathering Daniel's Croup Ointment all over me and wrapping me up in warm cloths.

Now that I think about I like to smell of it when ever I am sad, depressed or I am need of comfort. It invokes memories of being taken care of and loved it and always makes me feel better. This may be why I also love the smell of eucalyptus and menthol.

To be honest its a weird thing to like the smell of...I almost enjoy being sick. Almost.

It does so much for such a little jar. But I am out of my croup ointment and had I settle for Vick's Vapor Rub. Which helped me clear up the sinus problem but didn't give me the over all feeling of well being.

I really need my dad to visit and bring me some more.

*As far as I know Daniels Croup Ointment was created in a small town in Idaho and unless you order it online you can only buy it at the drug store in Malad Idaho. 


  1. Micheal, I just ran acrossed your post about daniels croup ointment. I happen to work at the allen drug where the preperation is made (I actually make it weekly). And I would be more than happy to get you some..give me a call my number is 208-221-0569 my name is laura. You can also can the store at 208-766-2241


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