Vicks’ VapoRub ointment has been used for treating colds, headaches, coughs, congested nose and chest and respiratory problems for a long time. But, did you know that it can do so much more than just this? Yes, besides being a popular decongestant, the amazing ointment has numerous other uses. Continue reading the article to learn 21 amazing uses of VapoRub you haven’t heard before!
Apply a bit of VapoRub on your clothing and skin to keep mosquitoes away.
Here’s something that will help you with sinus headaches: apply some VapoRub under your nose and breathe deeply – the menthol from the ointment will soothe your headache.
Did you know that VapoRub can clean your skin of acne? Just apply some
of it on the affected area a couple of times a day and it will dry them
Rub some of the ointment on your neck, inner knees, elbows and behind your ears to keep insects away.
Apply some VapoRub and salt on a fresh bruise and watch how it disappears!
Alleviates sore muscles
Massage your sore muscles with VapoRub, then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie down until the pain goes away and repeat the process three times a day for best results.
Moisturizes your skin
The amazing VapoRub can moisturize the dry skin on your body – just put some on the affected areas and you’ll soon see positive results.
If you want to get rid of the pain caused by tennis elbow, apply some VapoRub on the affected area and you will soon feel the pain go away due to the presence of camphor and menthol in the ointment.
Treats cracked heels
In order to keep your feet healthy and smooth, you need to apply some VapoRub on them and put on socks before you go to bed, then wash your feet with warm water in the morning. In addition, you can also exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone.
Fingernail and toenail fungus
Apply VapoRub on the affected nails a couple of times a day then put on your socks. Trim your nails regularly until you remove the infected part.
Relieves congestion symptoms and cough
Applying VapoRub on your chest and throat will help you relieve congestion and treat your cough.
Prevents cat scratches
Rub your walls, doors and windows with VapoRub to prevent your cat from scratching them.
Fast healing of cuts and splinters
Apply Vicks on your cuts and splinters to accelerate the healing process and prevent infections.
In order to keep the horses focused on the race and prevent the fascinating stench of the female pony, professional racers rub VapoRub under the nostrils of their horses.
Applying some Vicks on the affected area will get rid of your stretch marks easily and quickly.
Prevent your pet peeing inside
Place an open bottle of VapoRub in different areas of your house to keep your pet from peeing in these areas.
Applying VapoRub on the affected area will get rid of the inflammation and itching caused by this skin condition.
Relieves ear pain
Put a cotton ball with VapoRub in the affected ear and you should notice immediate improvement. Another option is to warm a garlic clove then apply Vicks on it and insert the clove in the opening of the painful ear.
In order to relieve the infection, put VapoRub on the affected areas a couple times a day.
Apply VapoRub on the warts twice a day and cover the area with a gauze or sock – this will remove the warts in only days! Continue with the treatment until the wart completely disappears.
Fat burning cream
Vicks VapoRub can help you reduce fat and achieve your desired figure by stimulating fat burning in certain areas. You can also use it to tighten your skin and remove cellulite.
In order to reduce your excess fat, make a cream of VapoRub, camphor, baking soda and a bit of alcohol. Apply the cream on the problematic areas and cover them with plastic wrap.Using this method regularly will reduce your fat quickly and effectively.
Levomenthol is a dangerous ingredient present in VapoRub which could lead to skin rashes if used alone. However, dissolved in Vicks it is completely safe for use. Camphor is also dangerous on its own, but harmless as an ingredient of VapoRub. Here’s how to prepare this remedy:
First, crush the camphor tablet and mix it with the other ingredients until a paste is formed. Put the paste in a plastic or glass container, then apply it on the affected areas, massaging the cream in with circular motions. In the end, wrap the area with a plastic bag and leave it to work overnight.
There you have it – amazing uses for VapoRub you haven’t heard of before! If you enjoyed the article, give us a like and don’t forget to share!