The Vicks VapoRub is mostly used to treat:
- Throat and Chest stuffiness
- Congested nose, Cough and Cold
It is used for more than a century, and also it is one of the most used over-the-counter decongestant all across the world.
Here are 20 more uses of the Vicks VapoRub which are also amazing:
1. Ease Acne
- The Vicks is able to cleanse your skin.
- Apply it directly on the acne for a few times every day.
- It will soothe the affected area and dry the acne as well.
2. Sinus Headaches
- Simply apply some Vicks right under the nose, on your moustache and take a few deep breaths.
- The menthol that is contained in the Vicks will relieve you from the headache.
3. Puts Off Mosquitoes
- Add some of it on your uncovered skin, and it will keep the mosquitoes at bay.
4. Alleviate Sore Muscles
- Use Vicks to massage the sore muscles.
- Cover that muscle after you massaged it, with a dry and warm towel.
- Lift the sore limb or lie down until the pain is reduced or completely gone.
- Do this 3 times on daily basis.
5. No More Bruises
- Mix the Vicks with a pinch of salt.
- To get rid of a bruise fast, apply it topically.
6. Keep Insects Away
- Rub some of the Vicks topically on your elbows, inner knees, neck and also behind the ears.
- While on a picnic, it will prevent the mosquitoes and flies away, and also you can take the Vicks bottle and leave it open.
7. Treat Cracked Heels
- Use Vicks to apply it on your heels and feet.
- Apply it on your socks as well.
- Do it before going to bed, and in the morning wash your feet with warm water.
- Rub the softened skin, with your pumice stone.
- To keep your feet soft and smooth, do this every day.
8. Tennis Elbow
If you are dealing with the pain from tennis elbow, get Vicks and apply it directly, it will relieve from the pain because of the champor and the menthol that it contains. Rub it until the pain reduces or is completely gone.
9. Moisturize The Skin
- Use Vicks VapoRub for dry skin.
10. Heals Splinters and Cuts Quickly
- To prevent from an infection in the splinters or the cuts, apply Vicks on them.
11. Prevent Cat Scratching
- Rubbing Vicks on the windows, doors and walls will prevent the cat from scratching them.
12. Relieves from Coughs and Congestion symptoms
- Apply it on your Chest and Throat to relieve from these symptoms.
13. Toenail and Fingernail Fungus
- Applying Vicks on the infected toenails and fingernails two times a day.
- Applying it on your socks.
- Helps in this case, and keep doing this until the infection is gone.
14. Stop your Pet from Peeing
- Wherever you have seen your pet to pee, simply open a bottle of Vicks in that area, and it will never go there again.
- Applying Vicks directly on the stretch marks, will reduce their visability.
- The results can be seen only after 2 weeks of regular use.
16. Reek-free Racehorses
- A tip by professional horse racers.
- Rubbing the horse’s nose with Vicks, right before the race.
- It will eliminate the scent of the female, and it will keep the horse focused on the race only.
17. Relieve Horrible Ear Pain
- Warm a single garlic clove for 10 seconds in the microwave.
- Rub some Vicks on the ends of the garlic clove.
- Put it in your painful ear.
- Apply Vicks on a small cotton ball.
- Put it in your ear.
- A relief will be noticed a few seconds later.
- Apply Vicks to reduce the itchiness caused from Eczema.
19. Remove Warts
- Apply Vicks directly to it, twice on daily basis, and cover it with a gauze and a cloth.
- The improvement will be noticed in a few days only.
- Keep doing this for 2 weeks, the warts will disappear for sure.
20. Athlete’s Foot
- To heal an athlete’s foot, apply Vicks twice on daily basis.