Most people use Vicks VapoRub to threat headaches, cold, cough, congested nose and chest and throat stuffiness. But, we have great news for you: this product can do much more. VapoRub is topical analgesic which contains various ingredients including camphor, menthol, eucalyptus and some other ingredients in a petroleum base.
Below we are going to present you several amazing uses of Vicks:
1) Keeps mosquitoes away
You can use Vicks in order to keep mosquitoes away. Simply apply little bit of it on your clothes and skin.
2) Reduces sinus headaches
If you experience sinus headache you can get immediate relief with Vicks. Apply Vicks below your nose and take slow and deep breath. The menthol contained in Vicks will help you to relief from headache and cold.
3) Ease acne
Vicks can help you to get clean skin. Apply it on acnes, few times daily. This product will dry out and sooth the affected area.
4) Keeps insects away
Open Vicks bottle and place it next to you. That will keep flies and mosquitoes away. This is the best eco – friendly trick.
5) No more bruises
Mix pinch of salt and Vicks VapoRub and apply that combination on a fresh bruise. That will help you to get rid of it immediately.
6) Alleviate Sore Muscles
You can use Vicks to lighten the sole muscles. All you need to do is to massage your sore muscles with Vicks and cover that area with a warm and dry towel. Lift the sore limb until the pain reduces. It is recommended to repeat this procedure three times daily.
7) Moisturize Your Skin
You can moisturize your skin with Vicks VapoRub. Youwill notice positive results almost immediately.
8) Tennis Elbow
You can use Vicks to get rid of the pain from tennis elbow. Namely, menthol and camphor will help you to feel good. Simply rub until the ache stops.
9) Treat cracked heels
Vicks is able to reduce the cracked heels. Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and then put on your socks. The next morning wash your feet with warm water. After that, exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone.
10) Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
It is recommended to apply Vicks on the infected fingernail or toenail two times a day. After applying, put on your socks. It is important to trim your nails until the fingernail recovers from the infected part.
11) Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
Probably all of you know that you can relieve congestion symptoms and cough by applying Vicks on your throat and chest.
12) Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
Rub some Vicks to your windows, walls and doors in order to prevent your cat’s scratching.
13) Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Increase the time of healing and prevent some infection by applying Vicks on any splinter or cuts.
14) Reek-free Racehorses
Did you know that professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day? Why? Well, on this way they prevent the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keep them focused on the race.
15) Stretch Marks
Reduce the visibility of the awful stretch marks by applying Vicks on the affected area. After two weeks of regular application you will notice results.
16) Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
You can prevent your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, by placing an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
You can reduce itchiness, inflammation of eczema by applying Vicks on the affected areas.
18) Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
You can relief painful ear by applying some Vicks on cotton ball and apply that ball in your ear. Another option is to warm garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds and then apply some Vicks vapo rub on one of the ends of the clove and place it in your ear.
19) Athlete’s Feet
You can heal athlete’s feet by applying Vicks two times a day.
20) Remove Warts
You can remove warts by applying Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. Repeat that two weeks and the wart disappear.
21) Fat Burning Cream
Another amazing use of Vicks VapoRub is in reducing fat. You can stimulate fat burning in the problematic area, like the abdomen and legs.
Vicks has the ability to reduce fat accumulation, and also to remove cellulite and make skin tissue certain. Prepare mixture of Vicks VapoRub, baking soda, camphor and a little bit of alcohol. Apply the resulted combination on the problematic areas and cover with black plastic or a clamping strip.
VapoRub contains levomenthol, which actually is solid white glass with mint flavor. Remember that you should not use it alone, as it may cause you rash. Vicks is safe to use due to the fact it contains eucalyptus oil.
Another ingredient that is dangerous to health is camphor. Therefore, you should not use it directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
There is the Vicks home remedy:
– Vicks VapoRub
– Sodium bicarbonate
Method of preparation:
Simply squeeze the camphor and mix it with the other ingredients until you get nice paste. Store it in a plastic or glass container.
How to use it:
All you need to do is to apply the mixture before you go to bed, with gentle circular movements. Then cover the area with plastic wrap and leave it to act at least 30 minutes or overnight.