Vicks VapoRub mostly is used for treating headaches, cold, cough, congested nose and throat stuffiness.
Below in this article we are going to present you 21 amazing uses of Vicks VapoRub.
Alleviate Sore Muscles
First of all massage the sore muscles with Vicks. After that, cover that area with a warm and dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore limb until the pain reduces. Do this three times daily.
Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
Just apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
In case if you suffer from sinus headaches you should do this trick immediately. Apply Vicks under your nose and take a deep breath. The menthol contained in Vicks will help you calm your headache.
Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
On a cotton ball put some Vicks and then put it in the painful ear. You will notice relief immediately.
No More Bruises
The combination of pinch of salt and Vicks VapoRub applied on fresh bruise, will help you get rid of it quickly.
Reek – free Racehorses
Professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day in order to prevent the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
To avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Keep Insects Away
Simply rub Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears and that will keep all insects away. If you want to keep flies away while on a picnic, just open the Vicks bottle.
Puts Off Mosquitoes
In order to keep mosquitoes away, apply a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin.
Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
In order to stop your cat’s scratching, rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
If you suffer from pain from tennis elbow, apply Vicks as the menthol and camphor will ease the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
If you suffer from athlete’s feet, you can apply Vicks twice daily in order to heal it.
Treat Cracked Heels
Before you go to bed, apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and then put on your socks. When you wake up the next morning wash your feet with warm water. Exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone. Do this every night to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
On the infected toenail or fingernail apply Vicks two times a day. Then, put on your socks. Don’t forget to trim your nails until you completely remove the infected part.
You can decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks by applying Vicks on the affected area. You will see the positive result after two weeks of regular application.
Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
To increase the time of healing and prevent infection simply apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts
Although it sounds strange, Vicks can aid you clean your skin. You just need to apply it on your acnes a few times daily. It will dry out your acne and sooth the affected area.
Moisturize Your Skin
You can treat dry skin by rubbing rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin. You’ll notice positive results.
Eczema – free
Ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying Vicks on the affected skin.
Two times a day, apply Vicks and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will feel better in just a few days. Continue to do this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.
Fat Burning and Stretch Marks Removal Cream
In case if you want to decrease localized fat and get the desired figure, you can use Vicks Vapo rub. Keep in mind that it cannot do miracle, it only will stimulate fat burning in the problematic area, such as legs or abdomen.
Also, it can aid you fight fat accumulation, remove cellulite and stretch marks and make skin tissue firm. Prepare a mixture of Vicks VapoRub, camphor, baking soda and a little bit of alcohol. Apply the resulted cream in the problematic areas and cover with black plastic or a clamping strip. For example, you can do this while you are at home, at work or before doing your exercises.
Levomenthol is another component of VapoRub, a solid white glass with mint flavor. If this component is used alone, it may lead to rash, but when dissolved in Vicks, it is completely safe because includes aucalyptus oil.
You should be aware that camphor is another ingredient that may be harmful to health, so it is not recommended to use it directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
In addition to this home remedy you should consume healthy food and exercise regularly.
– Vicks VapoRub
– Sodium bicarbonate
Method of preparation:
First crush the average tablet camphor well and mix it with the other ingredients until you get nice paste. It is recommended to place it in a plastic or glass container.
In the evening, with circular movements apply the resulted cream. After that you need to wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for half an hour overnight.
You can use this cream while staying at home or before doing your exercises.