No matter the season, a slim, trim, “snatched waist” has always been a body goal for many women. For those who refuse to undergo surgical procedures or dislike going to the gym, a new trend has emerged.
If you go to YouTube, you will find several videos of women using Vick’s VapoRub to achieve their body goals. Yes, you read that right. The Vicks VapoRub that you use slather on your chest and throat when you have a cold is being used to shrink waists – overnight! Is that even possible? Well, let’s find out!
What’s In Vick’s VapoRub?
Has the solution for a figure-8 frame been hiding in our medicine cabinets all along? Well, before we get into how Vick’s VapoRub is being used for a snatched waist, let’s find out what’s in it:
The ingredients in Vick’s VapoRub are:
- Camphor – a cough suppressant and topical pain reliever
- Menthol – a cough suppressant and topical pain reliever
- Eucalyptus oil – a cough suppressant
The inactive ingredients in Vick’s VapoRub are:
- Petroleum – an emollient used to soften, moisturize, or as a barrier for skin
- Cedarleaf oil – an astringent and diuretic
- Nutmeg oil – an essential oil that relieves joint pain
- Turpentine oil – a pain reliever and decongestant
- Thymol – an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compound found in thyme
How is Vick’s VapoRub Used For Slimming The Waist?
The process that women are using to slim their waist with Vick’s VapoRub is really quite simple:
1. Apply the Vick’s VapoRub is applied over the abdomen, sides, and back.
Some apply a homemade mixture of VapoRub, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and camphor powder.