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Ubuntu's Winter Remedy

Doctor Red Flannel Vest Giftpack
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Winter is here! And so is colds and flu season. Time to break out the trusted remedies to keep little chests and noses comfortable. All you need packed in a lovely box - the perfect gift for parents!

Doctor Red Flannel Vest

You're probably asking 'WHAT is a Doctor Red Flannel Vest?' Red Flannel is fabric made from pure wool, which is an all-natural and hypoallergic material. It is an age-old remedy used to alleviate tight chests due to asthma or chest infections. Grannies would make it into vests, tying camphor blocks in a little bag on the chest area.

Enter our modern update... handmade 100% wool red flannel vests made in Cape Town.

-They are unisex, with a proudly South African design featuring a Shwe-shwe pocket on the front. It has funky neon stitching, stitched on the outside of the garment to ensure it doesn't irritate delicate baby skin. The back is tied with a soft plastic button/presstud.

-Camphor blocks fit perfectly into the pocket and insulated against the chest. Body warmth melts the camphor, and it releases decongestant vapours to help ease tight chest and relieve bronchitis, asthma and chest infections, as well as blocked noses.

-The vests are worn under clothing or as is.

Available in various sizes:

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

12-18 months

18-24 months

2-3 years

Custom sizes are available upon request!

Ubuntu Kaapse Smeervet

Locally known as 'Bokvet', this handmade, traditional balm contains beef tallow (fat), and it is rubbed on chests, back and soles of the feet of babies and children when they have asthma or chest infections. Then a red flannel vest is worn.

- It's also used by adults to nourish very dry skin.

- Ingredients: Beef tallow, eucalyptus oil and camphor oils.

Ubuntu Baba Bors Balsam

The ideal soothing balm for the whole family - to relieve cold and flu symptoms, a tight chest and blocked nose.

-Rub it on the chest, back and soles of the feet and allow the aroma of camphor, clove and eucalyptus oil open tight chest and blocked noses.

-Perfect for giving a soothing massage as well. It helps baby to breathe easier while calming them and helping them to sleep better.

-Massage on the chest area, back and soles of the feet daily or when feeling chesty.

-Ingredients: Clove oil, camphor, eucalyptus oil, paraffin molle

Our balms and balsams are:

-Handmade in small batches

-Handmade in mortar & pestle

-Formulated by pharmacist


-Fit in your pocket



-Suitable for sensitive skin

-Locally sourced and made in Cape Town

-Naturally sourced oils and tallow

<f2> What's in the box

Doctor Red Flannel Vest in selected size

Camphor block pack

Ubuntu Kaapse Smeervet 30g

Ubuntu Baba Bors Balsam 15g

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