VapoRub is an effective solution against headaches, cold, cough, congested sinuses, chest and throat stuffiness, but these are not the only abilities it has!
Vicks VapoRub has been present for a century and is a well-known and powerful decongestant. However, besides healing congested chest, there are many more uses for this amazing ointment.
Here are 20 uses for VapoRub you haven’t heard before:
Apply a small amount of the ointment on your clothing and skin to keep mosquitoes away and prevent nasty bites.
If you’re often suffering from this painful problem, apply some VapoRub under your nose and inhale deeply – the menthol content will ease your headaches and clear your head immediately.
VapoRub can clear your skin of acne – you just need to apply it on the affected areas a few times a day. It will dry the acne and soothe the inflamed area.
Vicks VapoRub can keep insects away if you rub it on your neck, inner knees, elbows and behind your ears. If you’re on a picnic trying to keep flies away from your food, open a bottle of Vicks nearby and problem solved!
Apply a mixture of VapoRub and some salt on a fresh bruise and it will vanish fast.
Massage your sore muscles with this ointment and cover them with a warm towel. Lie down and rest until the pain goes away. For best results, repeat the process three times a day.
VapoRub can moisturize dry skin if you rub some of it on the affected area.
VapoRub can easily reduce the pain caused by tennis elbow. Rub some of it on the affected area and the pain will disappear soon.
Apply some VapoRub on your feet and heels then put on your socks before going to bed. In the morning, wash your feet well and exfoliate the skin. Repeat the process every night before going to bed to keep your feet smooth and healthy.
- Fingernail or toenail fungus
Apply some of the ointment on the infected nails and put on your socks. Make sure your trim your nails well in order to remove the infected part.
- Relieves congestion symptoms and cough
To relieve these symptoms, rub some VapoRub on your throat and chest.
If you want to stop your cat from scratching your furniture and objects, rub some VapoRub on your windows, doors and walls.
- Fast healing of cuts and splinters
Apply the ointment on cuts and splinters to accelerate the healing and prevent infections.
Professional racers usually put VapoRub under racehorses’ nostrils before races. This makes the horses completely focused on the race.
If you want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, apply some VapoRub on the affected area and you can expect positive results in just two weeks.
To avoid your pet peeing in your house, place an open bottle of Vicks in the area.
Applying VapoRub on your skin will relieve the itchiness and inflammation caused by eczema.
Apply some VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in the painful ear – you will notice the pain reducing almost instantly. Another option is to warm a garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds, then apply the ointment on the end of the clove and insert it in your ear.
VapoRub can easily deal with this infection.
Apply VapoRub twice a day on your warts and cover the area with a sock or gauze, depending on whether they’re on your feet or hands. The results will be visible in just a few days, but you should continue doing the treatment for two weeks for best results.