Probably most of are using Vicks VapoRub for treatment of headaches, cold, cough, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. But did you know that Vicks VapoRub can do so much more than this?
Vicks VapoRub being used for more than hundred years and is known as one of the most widely used over – the – counter decongestants. But in the last few years there are many popular and unconventional ways to use this ointment. Vicks is a supposed treatment for so much more than just a congested chest.
In this article you can read 21 more amazing uses of Vicks you haven’t heard about.
Alleviate Sore Muscles
You should start with massaging of your sore muscles with Vicks. Then, cover that area with a warm and dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore limb until the pain reduces. Do this three times daily.
Puts Off Mosquitoes
In order to keep mosquitoes away, you can apply a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin.
Moisturize Your Skin
For those who have dry skin, it is recommended to rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin and you’ll see the positive results.
No More Bruises
Mix pinch of salt and Vicks VapoRub and apply the mixture on a fresh bruise, it will help you get rid of it quickly.
In case you have awful stretch marks and if you want to decrease their visibility, apply Vicks on the affected area. You will see the positive result after two weeks of regular application.
Although it sounds weird, Vicks can aid you clean your skin. You just need to apply it on your acnes a few times daily. It will dry out your acne and sooth the affected area.
Eczema – free
You can ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying Vicks on the affected skin.
If you suffer from tennis elbow, apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor will help you ease the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
For removing of warts, it is recommended to apply Vicks two times a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will feel better in just a few days. Continue to do this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.
Treat Cracked Heels
First apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and after that put on your socks. The next morning wash your feet with warm water. Exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone. Do this every night to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Twice daily apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail. Then, put on your socks. Don’t forget to trim your nails until you completely remove the infected part.
Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
Just apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you have trouble with your cat’s scratching, you can rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
In order to increase the time of healing and prevent infection apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts.
Do this trick immediately in case you suffer from sinus headaches. Apply Vicks under your nose and take a deep breath. The menthol from Vicks will help you calm your headache.
Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
For avoiding your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Keep Insects Away
Just rub Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. Also, if you want to keep flies away while on a picnic, just open the Vicks bottle. Additionally, this is the best eco-friendly trick.
Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
In case you have pain in the ear, apply some Vicks on a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will notice relief immediately.
Another solution is to put warm garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds and then apply some Vicks vapo rub on one of the ends of the clove and place it in your ear.
Reek – free Racehorses
Did you know that professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day? That prevents the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
Apply Vicks twice daily in order to heal athlete’s feet.
Fat Burning Cream
Rub Vicks Vapo because it can help you to decrease localized fat and have the desired figure,. However, it cannot do miracle, but can stimulate fat burning in the problematic area, such as legs or abdomen.
It is effective in the fight against fat accumulation, remove cellulite and make skin tissue firm. All you need to do is prepare a cream with Vicks VapoRub, camphor, baking soda and a little bit of alcohol. 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.
Levomenthol is compound of VapoRub. That is solid white glass with mint flavor. If this component is used alone, it may lead to rash, but when dissolved in Vicks, it is completely safe because includes aucalyptus oil. Another ingredient is camphor. It can be harmful to health, so it is not recommended to use it directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
Also, you need to use this home remedy along with a balanced diet and exercise.
Method of preparation:
First of all, crush well the average tablet camphor and mix it with other ingredients until you get nice paste. After that, put it in a plastic or glass container.
It is recommended to apply the resulted cream in the evening and make circular movements. Next step is to wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight. Our suggestion is to use this cream while staying at home or before doing your exercises.