Vicks VapoRub is a topical ointment which is usually applied on the chest, back or throat as a relief for the common cold or as a remedy for sore muscles. However, even though these are the most known uses, Vicks can be used in many other ways that you may find unbelievable. Keep reading to discover all the benefits if using this miraculous remedy.
20 more amazing uses of Vicks:
1. Puts Off Mosquitoes
- apply a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin.
2. Sinus Headaches
- apply Vicks under your nose and take a deep breat
- the menthol in Vicks will help you calm your headache.
3. Ease Acne
- Vicks can aid you clean your skin
- apply it on your acne a few times daily
- it will dry out your acne and soothe the affected area.
4. Keep Insects Away
- rub Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears
- keep flies away while on a picnic …simply open the Vicks bottle.
5. No More Bruises
- combine a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub
- apply it on a fresh bruise to get rid of it quickly.
6. Alleviate Sore Muscles
- massage your sore muscles with Vicks
- next,cover that area with a warm and dry towel
- lie down or lift the sore limb until the pain reduces
- repeat three times daily.
7. Moisturize Your Skin
- for dry skin, rub Vicks VapoRub .
8. Tennis Elbow
- to get rid of the pain form tennis elbow, apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor will help you ease the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
9. Treat Cracked Heels
- apply some Vicks on your feet and heels
- put on your socks
- next morning wash your feet with warm water
- exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone
- repeat every night to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
10. Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
- apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail twice daily.
- put on your socks
- trim your nails until you completely remove the infected part.
11. Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
- apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
12. Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
- stop your cat’s scratching…simply rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
13. Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
- apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to prevent infection.
14. Reek-free Racehorses
- tip given by professional racers
- they 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
- decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks …simply apply Vicks on the affected area
- positive result after two weeks of regular application.
16. Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
- avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
- ease the itchiness of eczema by applying Vicks.
18. Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
- apply some Vicks on a cotton ball
- put it in the painful ear
- you will notice relief immediately.
- warm garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds
- apply some Vicks vapo rub on one of the ends of the clove
- place it in your 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
- improvement in just a few days.
- do this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.