Use plastic wrap and Vicks VapoRub to tighten your tummy — Here’s how

Vicks Vaporub has been a staple partner in our endeavor to get rid of problems with cold, chest pains and fever; however they can also be used to get rid of excessive weight and help you to drastically improve the looks of various other parts of your body. There are various spas that offer a certain wrap therapy which they claim tightens the skin and also helps in the weight loss. These wrap therapies have been extremely popular in the 80s and the 90s, according to WebMD.

Now, you can create your very own spa therapy making use of the plastic wrap and the Vicks Vaporub. The process requires you to rub the Vicks Vaporub on the skin and then wrapping that applied area with plastic wrap.


Different ways in which wrap therapy will help you.

Weight Loss

Step to Health magazine has mentioned that camphor, one of the active ingredients of Vicks Vaporub can be used to accelerate the fat burning in various areas of the body. According to WebMD, they say that this Vicks Vaporub only causes the body to sweat, not result in the loss of fat but water. The resultant is still the loss of weight.

WebMD also notes that the weight loss shall be temporary, just for a day or two. However it can be effective if you need to fit into a dress for an occasion, particularly when you need to lose 1 or 2 inches to fit in it. In the video given below, the YouTube user Danielle Stewart has shown how the wrap therapy, also making use of the Vitamin E and Epsom Salt has helped her reduce the waistline by an inch in just 45 minutes!


Acording to SpaFinder President Susie Ellis, she looks at it like a spray tan with temporary effects but it is good for some occasions. WebMD has mentioned to exercise caution when doing the wrap therapy and staying hydrated since you are basically losing the water weight.

Cellulite reduction

Vicks Vaporub mixed with alcohol and baking soda should be applied to the body parts to help reduce cellulite and also moisturize your skin, as told by the Step to Health magazine.


Reduction in stretch marks

The oils in Vicks Vaporub can help minimize stretch marks according to LiveStrong. The oils as well as the active ingredients in Vicks Vaporub can ensure that the stretch marks will feel softer and also get a noticeable reduction in the dry appearance that makes the stretch marks stand out. According to LiveStrong, there is no topical cream that can boast of this effect.

So, have you tried on the wrap therapy before? Has it worked for you? Do check out the video and go through the step by step instructions to come across your own weight loss wrap technique.


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