Vicks VapoRub can provide you with numerous benefits and can be used for treating numerous health issues.
Here are 21 uses of Vicks VapoRub that you have never heard of:
1. Mosquito Repellent
Apply Vicks VapoRub on your skin and clothes to keep the mosquitoes away.
2. Decreases Sinus Headaches
Vicks is extremely helpful because of its menthol content. Just apply it under your nose and breathe deeply.
3. Soothes Acne
Apply some Vicks VapoRub on your acne several times a day. It will soothe the affected area and dry the acne.
4. Insect Repellent
Keep the mosquitoes and flies away by using an open Vicks VapoRub bottle.
5. Prevents Bruises
Mix some salt in the Vicks and apply it on your bruises. It will eliminate them quickly.
6. Calms Sore Muscles
Use Vicks to massage your sore muscles and relieve the pain. After the massage, cover your arm or leg, using a dry and warm towel. You can remove it when you notice that the pain is reduced. Do this procedure 3 times a day.
Vicks can be used as a skin moisturizer.
8. Tennis Elbow
Vicks can help you to relieve the pain from tennis elbow because of its menthol and camphor content. Massage the affected area until you feel that the pain is gone.
9. Treatment for Cracked Heels
Apply Vicks on your feet and heels and put on socks before going to bed. In the morning, wash your feet with some warm water and exfoliate them with a pumice stone. Perform this procedure every night.
10. Treatment for Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail and put on socks. Do this procedure two times a day.
11. Soothes Congestion and Cough Symptoms
If you want to relieve congestion and coughs, apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
12. Keeps the Cats from Scratching
In order to stop the cat’s scratching on your windows, doors, and windows, just apply some Vicks on them.
13. Heals Cuts and Splinters Very Fast
Rub Vicks on your cut or splinter in order to fasten the healing process. This will also prevent infection.
14. Reek-free Racehorses
Racers apply some Vicks VapoRub under the horse’s nostrils so they can stay focused the entire time during the race.
15. Against Stretch Marks
Reduce your stretch marks by using Vicks for 2 weeks.
16. Your Pet Will Not Pee Inside Anymore
If you don’t want your pet to urinate inside your house, open a Vicks bottle and leave it in some area of your house.
17. Treatment for Eczema
Reduce the itchiness and inflammation of eczema by applying some Vicks.
18. Soothes Terrible Earache
Rub some Vicks with the heap of a cotton ball in the painful ear. You can also put some Vicks on the end of a warm garlic clove, and put the clove in the ear.
19. Treatment for Athlete’s Feet
Apply some Vicks twice a day in order to heal athlete’s feet.
20. Eliminate Warts
Rub Vicks on warts and secure it with gauze. Do this procedure twice a day for 2 weeks.
21. Cream for Fat Burning
Vicks can help you reduce cellulite and fat, especially in the areas of your legs and stomach, if you mix it with some camphor, baking soda, and some alcohol. Rub this mixture on those areas that you want your fat eliminated and use a plastic bag to cover it.
Vicks contains levomenthol so using Vicks alone can provoke rush. However, Vicks contains eucalyptus oil which makes it safe for usage.
Camphor is harmful, so avoid using it directly.
Homemade Vicks VapoRub
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Camphor (squeezed)
Mix all the ingredients until you a paste. Store the paste in a glass or plastic container. Before going to bed, rub the paste on the affected area using circular movements. Use a plastic bag to cover and let it stay for 30 minutes, or overnight.