Vicks VapoRub has been used for alleviating headaches, cough, congested nose, throat congestion and colds. But do you know that Vicks VapoRub can be used for many other things as well?
Vicks VapoRub is known as the most popular over-the-counter decongestant and is used for more than 100 years. But it can be used in so many ways. Find out which are the 20 most amazing uses of Vicks VapoRub. You will be surprised!
- Repels Mosquitoes
If you want to protect yourself from mosquito bites just apply some Vicks VapoRub on your skin and clothes.
- Sinus Headaches
If you suffer from sinus headaches, this trick will surely help instantly. Just apply Vicks under the nose and inhale deeply. The menthol will reduce the pain very quickly.
- Against Acne
Vicks is also able to help you with some skin problems. Apply it on acne several times a day and they will soon disappear.
- Keep Insects Away
Just rub some Vicks behind the ears, on your neck, elbows and inner knees. Also if you want to protect your food from flies when you go on a picnic open the Vicks container. This trick is eco-friendly as well.
- No More Bruises
Your fresh bruise will disappear quickly if you apply a pinch of salt combined with Vicks VapoRub on the affected area.
- Alleviate Sore Muscles
Massage the painful muscles with Vicks. Then wrap a warm and dry towel around the affected area You should rest or lift up the painful limb until the pain is gone. Do this treatment three times a day.
- Moisturize Your Skin
If you have dry skin, rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin.
- Tennis Elbow
If you want to reduce the pain caused by tennis elbow, apply some Vicks and the menthol and camphor will alleviate the pain. Apply it until the pain disappears completely.
- Treat Cracked Heels
If you have cracked heels, apply Vicks on the heels and then put on socks. Wash your feet with warm water the next morning and then remove the thick skin with pumice stone. If you want to have healthy and smooth feet, apply this treatment every night before going to bed.
- Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Put Vicks on the infected fingernail or toenail two times a day and put on socks. You also need to trim your nails until the infected part is removed entirely.
- Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
Apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
- Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you want to prevent your cat from scratching the furniture, apply Vicks on the doors, windows and walls.
- Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to accelerate the healing process and prevent possible infection.
- Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers apply some Vicks under the nostrils of their racing horses on the race day. This prevents the male horses to be attracted by the scent of the female ones and keep them focused on the race.
- Stretch Marks
Vicks can be also applied on the stretch marks as it reduces their visibility. You must be persistent and apply Vicks for two weeks if you want to achieve positive results.
- Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
To prevent your pet from wetting around the house just put several open bottles of Vicks to your pet’s “favorite” areas in the house.
Apply Vicks to reduce the inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema.
- Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
After you apply some Vicks on a cotton ball, put it in the painful ear. The pain will be alleviated almost instantly.
Or, warm a garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then apply some Vicks on one end of the garlic clove and put the clove into the painful ear.
- Athlete’s Feet
Apply Vicks two times a day to heal athlete’s feet.
- Remove Warts
Apply Vicks on the warts two times a day, cover it with gauze and put on socks. After a few days you will feel better and after two weeks the wart will disappear.
- Fat Burning Cream
If you want to get rid of the excess fat around your waist we’ve got the perfect recipe for you – Vicks, camphor, baking soda and some alcohol. It will boost the fat burning process, tighten your skin and eliminate cellulite. Just apply the cream on the affected areas and wrap it up with some plastic foil. You can do this while you are at home, at work or before doing your exercises.
Vicks VapoRub contains levomenthol which can cause a rash if used on its own, , but when it’s mixed in the Vicks, it is completely safe and has no contraindications.
Camphor is another ingredient that can be dangerous to yout health, which is why it’s not recommended for direct use, just in the commercial packaged products.
In addition to this homemade fat-burning cream you need to start a well- balanced diet and exercise routine for best results.
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
First you’ll need to crush the camphor tablet until you get a fine powder and then you can mix it in with the other ingredients until they’re well combined. Pour the mixture into a glass or plastic container and store it away. Apply the cream before you go to bed, using circular motions and then cover it with some plastic foil and leave it on for 30 minutes or during the night. Remove it in the morning.