Jabberwocky for 2006 January 8 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (2) Vapo: Vick's Vaporub has an ingredient missing. It doesn't smell the same as it used to, nor does it work as well. Along with Vaporub, they also retooled the stuff you put in the steam vaporizer.

This ingredient is thymol. I guess they probably found out it kills you or something, but it was good stuff. Anybody want clean sinuses? Thymol's your chemical.

When I was in college, we used thymol for a crystallization lab. If you didn't stay upwind from your petri dish, you were in tears.

I hope they didn't take the thymol out just because some wussy complainers thought it was too strong.


Posted by Marianne at Mon Jan 09 2006 11:23

Yeh! I noticed something wasn't quite right, too, but I didn't investigate it like you did. Thanks for doing the leg work.

Posted by Rachel Richardson at Mon Jan 09 2006 17:39

wah, "harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin"

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