Mecca® Ointment, a century-old first aid family tradition now available across
TORONTO, May 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Mecca Ointment, one of the most recognized
and trusted first aid brands, is now available in select Guardian, IDA,
Medicine Shoppe, Pharmasave, PharmaChoice and Sobeys pharmacies across
Canada. For more than 100 years, Mecca Ointment has been trusted to
provide effective relief from the pain and itching associated with
minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns, sunburn, bug bites and minor skin
irritations. Unlike many other first aid products, Mecca Ointment
offers families an effective treatment for minor skin irritations
without the use of antibiotics.
Mecca Ointment feels soothing on your skin and has a pleasant,
recognizable fragrance that many long-time users associate with feeling
better. But more than that, scientific evidence supports the efficacy
of the product's active medicinal ingredients for the temporary relief
of pain and itching of minor wounds, while at the same time protecting
them from infection while they heal.
Because Mecca Ointment has been a trusted member of many households for
more than a century, the brand loyalty and affinity people have for the
product is considered by some to be legendary. For many Mecca Ointment
fans, there is comfort derived from participating in an age-old
tradition and the many memories associated with its use - and they do
not want to settle for alternatives. "Our product has been a staple in
many families' first aid kits during the last century, so we're pretty
excited to see this tradition continue," said Bayer.
With the arrival of warm weather, people will be spending more time
enjoying the outdoors, and minor cuts, scrapes, sunburn, bug bites and
poison ivy rashes are sure to follow. "One of the challenges consumers
face when buying a first aid ointment is overwhelming number of
formulations to choose from," said Bayer. "We like to keep things
simple by offering a single solution. Whether you're at home, being
active outdoors, or packing for a family vacation, Mecca Ointment
provides effective relief from pain and itching when the inevitable
minor skin injuries and irritations occur."
With its bright packaging and premium tin, Mecca Ointment stands out
among the plastic tubes lining the first aid section at the pharmacy.
The suggested retail price of a 15g tin of Mecca Ointment is $9.99, but
prices may vary among retailers. You can also purchase the product
online at www.meccaointment.ca.
To learn more about Mecca Ointment and start a tradition of your own,
visit us at http://facebook.com/meccaointment or follow us on twitter at @meccaointment.
About Mecca Ointment
Mecca Ointment is used for the temporary relief of pain and/or itching
associated with minor burns, sunburn, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites
and minor skin irritations. Mecca Ointment also provides temporary
protection for minor skin irritations while they heal. It also dries
oozing and weeping skin and helps relieve minor skin irritation and
itching caused by poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Mecca
Ointment's unique and effective formulation does not contain
antibiotics and its efficacy is supported by scientific evidence. As a
trusted brand for generations, we estimate Mecca Ointment has been used
by more than 1,000,000 people during the last 100 years. Consumers are
advised to always read the label and follow directions.
Image with caption: "Mecca Ointment, one of the most trusted first aid brands, is now available at select Canadian pharmacies. For more than a century it has been proven to provide effective relief from the pain and itching associated with minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns, sunburn, bug bites and minor skin irritations without the use of antibiotics. (CNW Group/Mecca Ointment)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120509_C5418_PHOTO_EN_13298.jpg
SOURCE Mecca Ointment
For further information:
Michael Bayer, President, Vintage Brands Limited
1-800-707-9624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.meccaointment.ca/mediakit