Vicks VapoRub has been utilized for treating headaches, cold, cough, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. In any case, Vicks VapoRub can do so much more than this.
Vicks VapoRub has been available and utilized for over hundred years and it is known as one of the best over-the-counter decongestants. It has been recently shown that Vicks is much more than just a congested chest and that there are many unconventional ways to use this ointment.
Here are 21 more amazing uses of Vicks you have not heard about.
- Puts off mosquitoes
Apply some Vaseline on your clothing and skin to keep mosquitoes away.
- Sinus headaches
In case you are experiencing, do this trick immediately. Apply Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply. The menthol from Vicks will calm your headache.
- Erase acne
Vicks can help you clean your skin as well. Apply it on your acnes a couple of times daily and it will dry out your acne and soothe the affected area.
- Keep insects away
Rub Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. To keep flies away while on a picnic, you should open the Vicks bottle. Also, this is the best eco-friendly trick.
- No more bruises
Mix Vicks VapoRub with a pinch of salt and apply this combination on a fresh bruise. It will help you get rid of it quickly.
- Alleviate sore muscles
Massage your sore muscles with Vicks, and then, cover that area with a warm and dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore limb until the pain reduces. Repeat this three times daily.
- Moisturize your skin
Rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin, if you have dry skin, and you will see the positive results.
- Tennis elbow
In order to get rid of the pain from tennis elbow, apply Vicks on the affected area. The menthol and camphor will help you ease the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
- Treat cracked heels
Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and put on your socks. Wash the feet with warm water the next morning. Exfoliate the softened skin with a pumice stone. Repeat this procedure every night in order to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
- Fingernail or toenail fungus
Apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail twice daily, and put on your socks. Make sure you trim your nails until you completely remove the infected part.
- Relieve congestion symptoms and cough
To do this, apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
- Prevent your cat’s scratching
Rub some Vicks to your windows, walls and doors in order to stop your cat`s scratching.
- Faster healing of cuts and splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts in order to accelerate the time of healing and prevent infection.
- Reek-free racehorses
Professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses to prevent the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
- Stretch marks
Apply Vicks on the affected area to reduce the visibility of the awful stretch marks. You will see the positive result after two weeks of regular application.
- Prevent your pet’s peeing
Place an open bottle of Vicks in any area of the house where your pet is peeing.
Apply Vicks on the affected area to ease the inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema.
- Relieve terrible ear pain
Put some Vicks onto a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will feel an instant relief.
Another option is to warm a 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 in your ear.
- Athlete’s feet
If you want to heal athlete’s feet apply Vicks twice daily.
- Remove warts
Apply Vicks twice daily and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will feel better in just a few days. It is recommended to continue with this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.
- Fat burning cream
If you want to decrease localized fat and have the desired figure, you should utilize Vicks Vaporub as it can help you. Even though it does not work wonders, Vick VapoRub stimulates the fat burning process in the problematic area, such as legs or abdomen.
It can help you fight fat accumulation, remove cellulite and make skin tissue firm. All you have to do is to mix Vicks VapoRub with baking soda, camphor and a little bit of alcohol to prepare the fat burning cream. Apply onto the problematic area and wrap into black plastic or a clamping strip. You can do this while you are at home, at work or before doing your exercises.
VapoRub contains levomenthol, a solid white glass with mint flavor. If this component is used alone, it may lead to rash, however, it is completely safe when dissolved in Vicks, as it includes eucalyptus oil.
Camphor can also have a negative effect, so it is not recommended to use it directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
Also, you need to use this home remedy along with a balanced diet and exercise.
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
How to prepare it:
Crush the average tablet camphor well and combine it with other ingredients until you get a paste. Transfer it in a plastic or glass container. Apply the resulted cream in the evening and make circular movements. After that, wrap the area with plastic wrap and leave it to stay for 30 minutes or overnight.
You can use this cream while staying at home or before doing your exercises.