Vicks VapoRub has been used for treating many health issues including cold, cough, congested nose, headaches, chest, and throat stuffiness. But, there are many uses of this amazing ointment that you probably never heard about.
It has been present and used for more than hundred years and is known as one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. This ointment is used in many different ways.
Here are 21 incredible uses of Vicks you probably have not known.
Fat Burning Cream
Even though it doesn’t work wonders, Vick VapoRub stimulates fat burning process in the problematic areas, such as legs or abdomen.
It can be very effective at fighting fat accumulation, removing cellulite and making skin tissue firm. All you have to do is to mix Vicks VapoRub with baking soda, camphor and a little bit of alcohol to prepare the fat burning cream. Apply onto the problematic area and wrap into black plastic or a clamping strip.
VapoRub contains levomenthol, a solid white glass with mint flavor which may lead to rash if used alone. However, it is completely safe when dissolved in Vicks, as it includes eucalyptus oil. Camphor can also have negative effect if used alone, so it is not recommended to apply it directly onto the skin.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
First, you need to crush the camphor tablet and mix it with the rest of the ingredients to until you get a paste. Transfer the mixture into a plastic or glass container. Apply the cream in the evening by making circular movements. Then, wrap the area with plastic wrap and leave it stand for 30 minutes or overnight.
Keeps the Insects Away
By rubbing Vicks behind your ears, inner knees and neck, you will keep insects away. You can simply open a Vicks bottle if you want to keep flies away while on picnic. However, this represents an ideal eco-friendly trick. Sinus
You can use Vicks VapoRub to remove warts. Just apply Vicks two times daily and cover the wart with gauze and a sock. Although you will feel better in a few days, it is recommended to continue with the treatment for about two weeks until the wart disappear.
To heal athletes foot apply Vicks twice on a daily basis.
Relieves Ear Pain
Put some Vicks onto a cotton ball and then place it in the painful ear. Amazingly, you will feel an instant relief!
Another option is to warm a garlic clove in the microwave for about ten seconds, put some Vicks on one of the ends of the clove and place it in the ear.
Puts off Mosquitoes
Keep mosquitoes away by applying a little bit of Vicks vapoRub on your clothing and skin.
You should do this trick instantly if you suffer from sinus headaches. Take a deep breath by applying Vicks under your nose. The presence of menthol in the ointment will calm your headaches.
Amazingly, Vicks can help you clean your skin as well. You just need to apply on your acne a few times a day. It will dry your acne and soothe the affected area at the same time.
No More Bruises
Mix Vicks VapoRub with a pinch of salt and apply the mixture on a fresh bruise. This mixture will very effective in getting rid of the bruise quickly.
Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on splinters or cuts to accelerate the time of healing as well as to prevent infection.
Applying VapoRub on the affected area will get rid of the inflammation and itching caused by this skin condition.
Apply Vicks on those areas where you have stretch marks in order to reduce their visibility. After 2 weeks of regular application you will see the positive results.
Treats Cracked Heals
Applying some Vicks VapoRub onto your heels and putting on socks afterwards before you go to sleep will help you a lot if you want to have healthy and smooth feet. You just need to do this every evening and wash your feet with warm water the following morning, then exfoliate the softened skin using pumice stone, and that’s it..
Alleviates Sore Muscles
Use Vicks to massage your sore muscles. After the massage, cover the area with a warm towel. In order to reduce the pain, lie down or lift the sore limb. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day.
Moisturizes the Skin
The amazing VapoRub can moisturize the dry skin on your body – just 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 VapoRub on the affected area and you will soon feel the pain go away due to the presence of camphor and menthol in the vapoRub.
Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Apply Vicks on the infected toenail and put on your socks. Make sure you trim your nails until your remove the infected part for good. Repeat the procedure twice a day.
Prevent Your Pet`s Peeing
Place an open bottle of Vicks in any area of the house to avoid your pet`s peeing on the rug or any other area of the house.
Prevent Your Cat`s Scratching
Rub some Vicks to your doors, walls, and windows in order to prevent your cat’s scratching.
Professional racers apply some Vicks VapoRub under the nostrils of the horse. This prevents the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony as well as to keep them stay focused.
Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cold
Last but not least, In order to relieve these symptoms you should apply Vicks on your throat and chest, as well.