*And you thought Johnson & Johnson only created great smelling products like baby oil and powder.
Now, we can all stop thinking small!
Thanks to one mommy who posted a “recipe” online that was picked up by The Daily Mail. The Facebook post was put up on March 5, and it talked about how a friend of the woman’s showers with Johnson’s Soothing Vapor Bath to get rid of her migraines.
Apparently a LOT of folks get migraines (or know people who do) because the post has been shared close to 200,000 times!
I agree with Hamilton’s friend, who says the product is “life-changing.”
Her friend, according to Hamilton, suffers from tension headaches; so she showers regularly with this bubble bath.
She “… lathers up really good and breathes in the smell for about five minutes, then rinses off. After that, her headache is gone,” Hamilton says.
And you can’t beat the price of this life-changer at $5!
But what, you might ask, is in this unassuming product that would net such a monumental result?
And logically speaking, the treatment is said to be aromatherapeutic. The product description on Target’s website claims that the “rosemary, eucalyptus, and menthol-ingredients” in the formula provide “aromatherapy benefits” that comfort a baby.
So there is no reason it would not do the same might hold true for adults.
MSN.com reports that research has been done to study the effects of the minty scent of menthol on migraines, but Cathy Glaser, the president of the Migraine Research Foundation, says that most of the evidence that menthol can help relieve migraines is purely anecdotal right now.
“Menthol has been used as a ‘non-drug’ therapy for headaches for centuries. Although there are anecdotal reports that it’s helpful, there is no scientific research supporting its use,” says Glaser. “That’s why we funded a study on cornmint oil (which is what menthol comes from) last year. That study is in progress, so we don’t have any results as yet.” In the meantime, hey, it’s worth a try for the sake of scientific discovery.