Vicks VapoRub contains four active ingredients (Camphor, Turpentine oil, Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil), and it’s mainly used for relieving coughs, throat stuffiness headaches, and congested nose. But there are many other reasons why we should use this ointment.
Make your life easier and follow the list with 18 amazing VapoRub uses:
- Mosquito and Insect Repellent
To keep away from mosquitos, apply some Vicks on your skin and clothes. To repel insects from your home, just open Vicks bottle, place it near you and wait for the result.
- Treats Sinuses Headaches
This cream is amazing in treating sinuses. Apply the cream under your nose and take a deep breath. It contains menthol which is effective in dealing with headaches and colds
- Clears skin from acne
To clean the affected area on your skin, apply this ointment several times a day. Vicks acts as a drying lotion and cleans the skin from acne.
- Treats Bruises
Mix Vicks and a pinch of salt and apply this mixture to the bruise. It will disappear very soon.
- Reduce pain in sore muscles
Vicks is effective in treating sore muscles. Massage the painful areas and then cover them with warm and dry towel until the pain is reduced. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day for effective results.
It is great remedy to get rid of dry skin and keep it moisturized.
- Treats cracked heels
Vicks Vaporub cream is amazing in dealing with cracked heels. Apply Vicks on your heels and feet before going to bed, and put on your socks. In the morning, wash your feet with warm water and exfoliate the soften skin with pumice stone. To keep your feet soft and healthy repeat this treatment more often.
- Treats infected toenail
Apply the ointment on the infected toenail and put on your socks. Make sure you trim your nails until the infection disappear.
- Relives cough and congestion symptoms
Cough and congestion can be relieved by applying some Vicks on your chest and throat.
- Stop your pet from scratching
Sometimes your cat can make real mess when scratching some valuable objects. Rub some Vicks on the places that you want to protect, and the smell will discourage their naughty behavior.
- Removes splinters and heal small cuts
Vicks contains ingredients that have antiseptic qualities. To prevent infection and speed up healing process, apply some Vicks on the injured area.
- Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers use Vicks to keep their horses focused on the race by applying this ointment under the horse’s nostrils.
- Stretch marks
Using Vicks for 2 weeks on your skin will help you get rid of your stretch marks.
- Stop your pet from peeing inside your home
To stop your pet from peeing inside your home, just leave an open bottle of Vicks at the desired place, and let the smell protect the room.
- Treats Eczema
Apply Vicks on the affected area to reduce the uncomfortable feeling of eczema.
- Relieves Ear Ache
Aching ear can be really annoying and painful experience. For an instant pain relief apply some Vicks using a cotton ball.
- Removes Warts
To treat this infection, apply some Vicks on the infected area and cover it with gauze. Repeat this treatment twice a day for period of 2 weeks.
- Helps in reducing fat and cellulite
Vicks is very effective in reducing the fat and cellulite of human body, when combined with baking soda, squeezed camphor, and a bit of alcohol.