Vicks VapoRub has been used for more than hundred years for treating many conditions such as: headaches, cold, cough, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. It is one of the most widely used over-the-counter-decongestants. However, Vicks VapoRub can do so much more than this.
In this article we will present you 21 more amazing uses of Vicks you haven’t heard about.
1.Puts Off Mosquitoes
If you want to keep mosquitoes away, apply a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin.
2. Sinus Headaches
If you are suffering from sinus headaches, do this trick immediately. Apply Vicks under your nose and take a deep breath. The menthol from Vicks will help you calm your headache immediately.
3. Ease Acne
You may not believe it, but Vicks is the best solution for your skin problems.. You just need to apply it on your acne a few times daily. It will dry out your acne and sooth the affected area.
4. Keep Insects Away
Do this by rubbing Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears.Also if you want to protect your food from flies when you go on a picnic open the Vicks container. Additionally, this is the best eco-friendly trick.
5. No More Bruises
If you mix a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub and apply it on a fresh bruise, it will help you get rid of it quickly.
6. Alleviate Sore Muscles
Start by massaging your sore muscles with Vicks. Then, cover that area with a warm and dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore limb until the pain reduces. Do this three times daily.
7. Moisturize Your Skin
If you have dry skin, rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin and you will notice the positive results almost immediately.
8. Tennis Elbow
If you want to get rid of the pain form tennis elbow, apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor will alleviate the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
9. Treat Cracked Heels
Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and then put on your socks. The next morning wash your feet with warm water. Exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone. Do this every night to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
10. Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Put Vicks on the infected fingernail or toenail two times a day and put on socks. You also need to trim your nails until the infected part is removed entirel
11.Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
Apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
12. Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you want to stop your cat’s scratching, rub some Vicks to your windows, doors and walls.
13. Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to increase the time of healing and prevent infection.
14. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day. This prevents the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
15. Stretch Marks
If you want to reduce the visibility of the awful stretch marks, apply Vicks on the affected area. You will notice the positive result after two weeks of regular application.
16. Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
To avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Apply Vicks to reduce the inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema.
18. Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
Apply some Vicks on a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will notice relief immediately.
You can also warm garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds and then apply some Vicks vapo rub on one of the ends of the clove and place it into the painful ear.
19. Athlete’s Feet
Apply Vicks twice daily if you want to heal athlete’s feet.
20. Remove Warts
Apply Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will feel better in only few days. Continue to do this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.
21. Fat Burning Cream
If you want to get rid of the excess fat around your, you definitely need to try this perfect recipe: Vicks Vapo rub, baking soda and some water. It will boost the fat burning process, eliminate cellulite and tighten your skin. All you need is to apply the cream on the affected areas and wrap it up with some plastic foil. You can do this treatment while you are at home, at work or before doing your exercises.
VapoRub includes levomenthol, a solid white glass with mint flavor. If this component is used alone, it may lead to rash, but when dissolved in Vicks, it is completely safe and has no contraindications.
Camphor is another used ingredient that can be harmful to health, which is why it’s not recommended for direct use, just in the commercial packaged products.
Also, you need to use this home remedy along with a balanced diet and exercise.
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
First you will need to crush the average camphor tablet well and mix it in with the other ingredients until you get a paste. Pour the mixture into a glass or plastic container and store it away. Apply the cream in the evening, using circular motions and then cover it with some plastic wrap and leave it on for 30 minutes or during the night. Remove it in the morning.