Probably most of you use Vicks VapoRub for treating headaches, cold, cough, congested nose and throat stuffiness. Namely, Vicks VapoRub has been present and used for more than hundred years. It is one of the most widely used over – the – counter decongestants. Here we present many inventive and helpful ways to use Vicks VapoRub:
Fingernail and toenail fungus
Put some VapoRub on the affected nails twice a day. Put your socks on after that. Cut your nails on a regular basis until the infected part is all gone.
Relieves congestion symptoms and cough
To relieve chest congestion and a cough, apply some VapoRub on your chest and throat. Massage gently.
Prevents cat scratches
To prevent your dog or cat from scratching your walls, doors and windows, apply some VapoRub on them.
Fast healing of cuts and splinters
To speed up the healing process of a cut and to prevent infection, apply Vicks on your wound. You can also remove splinters in this way.
You can quickly reduce the appearance of your stretch marks by applying some Vicks on the affected area.
Prevents your pet peeing inside
To keep your pet from peeing inside your house, put an open bottle of VapoRub in different areas of the house.
To relieve the inflammation and itching caused by eczema, apply some VapoRub on the affected area.
Relieves ear pain
Put some VapoRub on a cotton ball then into the painful ear. You should feel better immediately. You can also warm a garlic clove then apply Vicks on it and put it in the affected ear.
Apply VapoRub on the affected areas twice a day to relieve the infection.
To get rid of warts quickly, apply VapoRub on the affected skin a couple of times a day then cover the area with gauze or a cotton sock. Repeat the method on a regular daily basis until the wart completely disappears.
To keep mosquitoes away, apply some VapoRub on your skin and clothes.
To quickly soothe a sinus headache, put some VapoRub under your nose. Not only will you breathe deeply, but the menthol from the ointment will also make your headache go away.
To get rid of acne quickly, just apply some VapoRub on the affected area twice a day. This will dry them out in no time.
To keep insects away, rub some VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows and behind your ears.
No more bruises
If you’ve just got a fresh bruise, apply some VapoRub and salt on it. It’ll quickly disappear!
Alleviates sore muscles
To relieve a sore muscle, massage it with VapoRub, then wrap the muscle in a warm towel. Rest until the pain disappears. For optimal results, do the treatment three times a day.
Moisturizes your skin
To moisturize dry skin on your body, apply some VapoRub massaging gently.
To relieve the pain caused by tennis elbow, apply some VapoRub on the affected area. The pain will quickly disappear owing to the camphor and menthol in the ointment.
Treats cracked heels
To get the perfect feet, apply some VapoRub on your cracked heels then put some cotton socks on before going to bed. Wash your feet with warm water in the morning. You can also use a pumice stone for exfoliation.
Last, but not least, VapoRub can reduce fat, cellulite and stretch marks. For this, you need to make a cream combining Vikcs, camphor, baking soda and some alcohol. Apply this powerful cream then wrap the area with plastic wrap while you’re at home or at work.
Levomenthol, found in VapoRub, is a mint-flavored compound that’s dangerous to use on its own. But, when dissolved in Vicks, it becomes mixed with eucalyptus oil and is completely safe to use.
Camphor should also never be used on its own, only in combination with other ingredients.
Also, you need to use this home remedy along with a balanced diet and exercise.
– Vicks VapoRub
– Sodium bicarbonate
How to prepare it:
Crush the average tablet camphor well and mix it with other ingredients until you get a paste. Place it in a plastic or glass container. Apply the resulted cream in the evening and make circular movements. Then, wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight.
You can use this cream while staying at home or before doing your exercises.