For those who don’t know – Vicks VapoRub is usually used in the treatment of cough, colds, headaches, stuffy nose, chest and throat. The good news is that Vicks VapoRub is even more powerful than this.
Namely, it has been used for hundred years, and it is widely known as one of the most useful and utilized over-the-counter decongestants.
Here are 20 brilliant Vicks uses, and we guarantee you will be amazed with each of them.
1. Mosquito repellent
Apply a little bit of it on your clothes and skin in order to keep boring mosquitoes away.
2. Soothe sore muscles
Massage your aching muscles by using this ointment. In other words, wrap the muscle with a warm and dry towel, then relax and lift the aching limb until the pain is gone.
This should be repeated three times on a daily basis.
3. Treat acne
Believe it or not, but Vicks can clear your skin. So, you should apply it on the affected area a few times daily. In addition, it will actually dry out any acne as well as soothe the inflammation.
4. Sinus headaches
As it contains menthol that can soothe your headache you should smear some of the Vicks under your nose and breathe deeply.
5. Repel insects
Rub some of the Vicks on your elbows, neck, inner knees, and behind your ears and enjoy your picnic without any flies around by opening a Vicks bottle.
6. Heal bruises
Mix a pinch of salt and Vicks, and rub it onto a fresh bruise in order to prevent any color changing or swelling.
7. Hydrate your skin
In order to nourish your skin gently rub some Vicks on dry skin areas.
8. Nail fungus
Vicks will help you vanish fungus, regardless if it is your finger or toe nail. Namely, you should apply it on the affected nail two times daily, and put on cotton socks. At least, carefully trim the nail until you get the infected part out.
9. Tennis elbow
Relieve pain from tennis elbow by using Vicks. Furthermore, menthol and camphor can really do miracles when it comes to relieving pain. Just rub it well until the pain is gone.
10. Cracked heals
It is advisable to rub some of the Vicks on your feet and heels, and put on warm socks. Rinse it off the next morning by using warm water. Plus, use pumice stone to exfoliate hard skin. Do this treatment each night until your feet become soft and smooth.
11. Heal cuts and splinters
Apply Vicks to hasten the healing process and prevent the development of infections.
12. Alleviate cough and congestion
For such a purpose gently rub Vicks onto your chest and throat.
13. Keep your kitty’s nails under control
In order to keep the cat from scratching the windows, walls or furniture just rub Vicks to them.
14. Stretch marks
By applying Vicks on the affected area you can lower the appearance of your unattractive stretch marks. What’s more important, you should notice positive results within 2 weeks of regular usage.
15. Reek-free racehorses
Interestingly, professional racers actually apply the ointment under the nostril of their racehorses on the race day. So, the horses will not be attracted to the female pony smell, and focus on the race instead.
16. Control your pet’s peeing
You should set an open bottle of Vicks in the area your pet likes to pee it order to prevent it from peeing there.
17. Treat eczema
By carefully rubbing Vicks on the affected skin area you can relieve eczema-related inflammation and itching.
18. Athlete’s foot
To treat Athlete’s foot, apply Vicks two times daily. Bear in mind, you will notice some great results.
19. Alleviate earache
Just dip a cotton ball in Vicks, and place it in the aching ear. Most probably you will notice an instant relief.
It is recommended to warm a garlic clove in a microwave for 10 seconds. Afterwards, apply a tiny bit of Vicks on one of its ends, and carefully place the clove in your ear.
20. Eliminate warts
First of all, apply Vicks on the wart, and then cover it by using a clean cloth. For example, depending on the area you are treating use a gauze or a sock.
You will notice some improvements within a few days, and the wart should disappear within a period of 2 weeks.