Vicks VapoRub is a decongestant that has been widely used for treating headaches, cold, cough, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. But it can also do much more than this.
Vicks VapoRub is present and used from a log time ago, more than one hundred years and it is known as one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Also, there are a lot of popular and unconventional ways for using it. Vicks is a supposed treatment for so much than only a congested chest.
In this article, we are going to show you 21 uses
of Vicks, for which probably you have never heard.
Keeps the mosquitoes away
If you want to get rid of mosquitoes, apply a little bit of Vaseline on your skin and clothes as well.
Do this trick as soon as possible if you suffer from sinus headaches. You will need to apply the Vicks under your nose and take a deep breath. The menthol that Vicks contains will help you in calming your headache.
Maybe you won’t believe this, but Vicks can help in cleaning your skin. All you need to do is to apply it on your acne a few times in a day, so it will dry them and will soothe the affected area as well.
Keep the insects away
Apply the Vicks by rubbing it on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. Also, you can get rid of flies when you are on picnic, just by opening the Vicks bottle. This is one of the best Eco-friendly tricks.
5.No more bruises
What will help you in getting rid of fresh bruise is to combine a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub and apply it on it.
Alleviate sore muscles
You can start massaging your sore muscles with Vicks. after that, cover the area with warm ad dry towel and lie down or lift the sore limb, until the pain reduces. Repeat this three times a day.
Moisturize your skin
If your skin is dry, rub Vicks VapoRub on it and you will notice the positive results.
In order to get rid from the pain on the tennis elbow, apply Vicks, so the menhtol that it contains as well as camphor will help you ease the pain. You can rub again and again until the ache stops.
Treat cracked heels
Apply Vicks on your feet and heels and put on your socks. Wash your feet with warm water in the morning and exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone. In order to keep your feet healthy and smooth, do this procedure every night.
Fingernail or toenail fungus
Twice in a day, apply the Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail. After that, put your socks on and don’t forget to trim your nails until the infected part is completely removed.
Relieve congestion symptomes and cough
In order to do this, you should apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
Prevent your cat’s scratching
In order to prevent your cat’s scratching, apply Vicks on your windows, walls and doors.
Fast healing of cuts and splinters
In order to increase the time of healing your cuts and splinters, apply vicks on them and also prevent infection.
On the race day, professional racers apply Vicks below the nostrils of their racehorses. This is done in order to prevent the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and that keeps them focused only on the race.
In order to decrease the visibility of the unpleasant stretch mark, apply Vicks on them. After two weeks of regular application, you will notice the positive results.
Prevent your pet’s peeing
In order to prevent your pet’s wetting in any area of your house, place an open bottle of vicks in those areas.
- Eczema – freeYou can ease and decrease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying Vicksd on the area that is affected.
Relieve terrible ear pain
You will notice an immediately relief, after applying some Vicks on a cotton ball and putting it in the painful ear. You can also warm garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds and then apply some Vicks VapoRub on one of the ends of the clove and put it in your ear.
In order to heal athlete’s feet, apply Vicks on it two times in a day.
Two times a day, apply Vicks and cover it with a gauze and a sock. After few days, you will feel much better. Repeat the treatment for two weeks, until the disappearing of the warts.
Fat burning and stretch marks removal cream
In order to decrease localized fat and have the always wanted figure, use Vicks Vapo rub because it can be very helpful for you. However, it cannot do miracles, but it can stimulate fat burning in the problematic area, such as legs or abdomen.
It can also help you in fighting fat accumulation, removing cellulite and stretch marks and it will also make your skin tissue firm. All you need to do is prepare a cream with Vicks VapoRub, camphor, baking soda and a little bit of alcohol. than you should apply the resulted cream in the problematic areas and cover with black plastic or a clamping strip. You can do this while you are at home, at work or before doing your exercises.
Vicks includes levomenthol, which is a solid white glass with mint flavor. When using this component alone, it may lead to rash, but when it is dissolved in Vicks, it includes eucalyptus oil and that’s why it is completely safe.
Another used ingredient which can be dangerous and harmful for our health is camphor. Its direct use is not recommended, but in the commercial product packaging.
You will also need to use this home remedy, together with a balanced diet, as well as exercises.
– Vicks VapoRub;
– Sodium bicarbonate;
Crush the camphor tablet and mix it along with the other ingredients, in order to get a paste. Place the mixture into a glass or plastic container.
In the evening, apply the cream by making circular movements. Then, wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight.
You can use the cream while you are at home, or before doing your exercises.