One of the most widely used topical creams is definite Vicks Vaporub. It’s a mentholated ointment which helps us relieve throat, head and chest stuffiness. Still, this marvelous cream can be used to help you against various health problems. It’s something that has been used for centuries and is widely known.
In this article, we’re going to present you 21 of the most popular uses of Vicks. You probably haven’t heard about them, so take a good look!
Puts Off Mosquitoes – just apply some Vicks on your skin as well as clothes. The results will shock you!
Sinus Headaches – apply some Vicks under your nose and inhale it deeply. The menthol contained in it will calm your headache.
Ease Acne –apply some Vicks VapoRub on the area where you have acne several times a day. They will be dried out and the area will be soothed.
Keep Insects Away – rub some of the ointment on your inner knees, neck, behind your ears and on your elbows. If you’re on a picnic, just open the container with Vicks. It will keep all flies away!
No More Bruises – if you combine some Vicks with a little bit of salt, you’ll manage to remove a fresh bruise very quickly.
Alleviate Sore Muscles – massage your sore muscles with some Vicks and after that cover the area you’ve massaged with a towel that’s warm and dry. Lie down and rest until you notice the pain has reduced. You can repeat this 3 times every day.
Moisturize Your Skin – rub some Vicks VapoRub on dry skin. It will offer it deep moisture.
Tennis Elbow – get rid of the pain caused by tennis elbow by applying some Vicks VapoRub. You can use it until the pain disappears.
Treat Cracked Heels –apply some Vicks on your feet and heels. Put on your socks and go to bed. In the morning wash your feet with some warm water. Use a pumice stone for exfoliation.
Toenail or Fingernail Fungus –put some Vicks on the infected fingernail or toenail 2 times a day. Put on your socks. Always trim your nails because only that will help you remove the part that’s infected.
Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough –put some Vicks on your throat and chest. The results will be amazing!
Prevent Your Cat’s or Dog’s Scratching – just rub some Vicks on your doors, walls and windows. In that way, your cat or dog will avoid scratching them.
Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters –apply some Vicks VapoRub on any cuts or splinters. You’ll manage to prevent any infection and increase the time of healing.
Reek-free Racehorses –professional racers put some Vicks below the nostrils of their racehorses on the race day. The horses will be focused on the race and won’t feel the stench of the female pony.
Stretch Marks –decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks by applying some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area.
Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing – put an open container of Vicks VapoRub on the areas where you don’t want your pet to pee.
Eczema-free –apply some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area and you’ll manage to ease the itchiness and the inflammation caused by eczema.
Relieve Terrible Ear Pain –apply some Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball. Put it in the painful ear. You’ll be relieved by the pain very soon. You can also put a garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds and warm it up. Apply some Vicks on one of the ends of the clove and put it in your painful ear.
Athlete’s Feet –put some Vicks VapoRub twice a day in order to heal athlete’s feet.
Remove Warts –put some Vicks on the area with warts twice a day. Cover it with gauze and a sock. If you do it regularly, the warts will disappear in about 2 weeks.
Fat Burning Cream – Vicks VapoRub can help you stimulate the process of burning fat in your abdomen or legs. You’ll remove cellulite, fat and your skin will be firm. Just prepare some cream with a bit of Vicks VapoRub, baking soda camphor, and a little bit of alcohol. Stir everything well and apply it on the area with fat. Cover it with some clamping strip or black plastic.
Vicks VapoRub is abundant in levomenthol. It’s a solid white glass that contains mint flavor. This ingredient alone can cause rash, but when it’s in Vicks and it’s dissolved, it’s safe as it’s full in eucalyptus oil. It also contains camphor which shouldn’t be used individually as it can cause health problems.