Vicks VapoRub ointment is very familiar cream. It is actually a mentholated topical cream which has been used on the chest, back and throat for cough suppression which appears because of the common cold or on muscles and joints for minor aches and pains for a long time. It is the most commonly used over-the-counter decongestant, but Vicks VapoRub can be also used in a lot of different ways.
Here are 20 brilliant ways to use Vicks VapoRub:
Put some Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply in order to relieve your sinus headaches. The menthol content is a great ingredient for soothing your headaches.
Put some Vicks on your clothes to keep the bothering mosquitoes away.
Apply some Vicks on the affected areas on your skin to clear acne and other skin problems. It will dry out the acne and relieve the inflammation.
Rub some Vicks on your inner knees, elbows, neck and behind your ears to keep bugs away from you. If you’re on a picnic, put an open Vicks container to keep flies away.
Mix some Vicks VapoRub and some salt and apply this mixture on the bruise to accelerate the process of healing bruises or wounds.
Alleviates sore muscles
Massage your sore muscles with some Vicks VapoRub and then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie down until the pain goes away. Repeat the process three times a day for best results.
Moisturizes your skin
Vicks VapoRub can moisturize the dry skin on your body. You just have to put some on the affected areas and you’ll soon see positive results.
If you want to get rid of the pain caused by tennis elbow, apply some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area and you will soon feel the pain go away due to the presence of camphor and menthol in the ointment.
Treats cracked heels
If you want to keep your feet healthy and smooth, apply some Vicks VapoRub on them and put on socks before you go to bed, then wash your feet with warm water in the morning. You can also exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone.
Fingernail and toenail fungus
Apply some Vicks VapoRub on the affected nails a couple of times a day then put on your socks. Trim your nails regularly until you remove the infected part.
Relieves chest congestion and cough
Treating chest congestion and cough associated with colds is what made the ointment so popular.
Keep your kitty’s nails under control
Rub Vicks everywhere in your home to keep your cat from scratching your furniture.
Heals cuts and splinters
Put some Vicks on the affected areas to speed up the healing process and prevent infections.
Professional racers often put some Vicks under their horses’ noses in order to keep them focused on the race. This keeps the horses unable to smell the female ponies which actually keeps their heads focused on the race.
Apply some Vicks VapoRub on the unsightly stretch marks every day to reduce their appearance and you should notice big improvements in 2 weeks.
Prevent your pet peeing inside
Put an open container of Vicks VapoRub in different areas of your house to keep your pet from peeing there.
If you apply Vicks VapoRub on the affected area, it will help you get rid of the inflammation and itching caused by this skin condition.
Relieves ear pain
Put a cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub in your painful ear and you should notice immediate improvement. You can also warm up a garlic clove then apply Vicks on it and insert the clove in the opening of the painful ear.
Put some Vicks VapoRub on the affected areas several times a day so you can relieve the infection.
Apply Vicks VapoRub on the warts twice a day. Cover the area with a gauze or sock. The warts will disappear in only several days. Continue with the treatment until the warts disappear completely.