Vicks VapoRub is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants and it has been used for more than hundred years. There are many unconventional and popular ways to use this ointment. It is supposed treatment not only for a congested chest, but for so much more.
Here we have 21 amazing uses of Vicks that you haven’t heard before.
Puts off mosquitoes
Apply a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin in order to keep the mosquitoes away.
Do this trick immediately if you are facing sinus headaches. Apply Vicks under the nose and take a deep breath. You will calm your headache by the menthol from Vicks.
Vicks can help you to clean your skin. Just apply it on the acnes a few times a day. It will dry out your acne and sooth the affected area.
Keep insects away
Rub Vicks VaproRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. If you are on a picnic, just open the Vicks bottle to keep the flies away. This is the best eco-friendly trick.
No more bruises
Combine a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub and apply it on a fresh bruise in order to get rid of it quickly.
Alleviate sore muscles
Massage your sore muscles with Vicks. Then, with a warm and dry towel cover that area. Lift the sore limb or lie down until the pain is reduced. Do this three times a day.
Moisturize your skin
If you are facing with dry skin, rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin and you will see the positive results.
Apply Vicks if you want to get rid of the pain from tennis elbow, and the pain will be eased by the menthol and camphor. Rub again until the ache stops.
Treat cracked heels
Apply Vicks on the feet and heels and then put on your socks. Sleep with them, and then the next morning wash your feet with warm water. With pumice stone exfoliate the softened skin. You need to do this every night to keep your feet healthy and smooth.
Fingernail or toenail fungus
Apply Vicks twice a day on the infected fingernail or toenail and put on your socks. Do not forget to trim your nails until the infected part is completely removed.
Relieve congestion symptoms and cough
Apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
Prevent your cat’s scratching
Rub Vicks to your windows, walls and doors in order to stop your cat’s scratching.
Fast healing of cuts and splinters
To increase the time of healing and to prevent infection, apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts.
Vicks is used by the professional races. They rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day. This helps in preventing the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
To decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks, apply Vicks on the affected area. After 2 weeks of regular application, you will see the positive results.
Prevent your pet’s peeing
Place an open bottle of Vicks to avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house.
Apply Vicks on the affected skin to ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema.
Relieve terrible ear pain
If you are facing a pain in the ear, apply Vicks on a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will feel relief immediately.
If you want to heal athlete’s feet apply Vicks twice a day.
In order to remove warts, apply Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. Just in few days you will feel better. Do this for 2 weeks, until the wart disappears
Fat burning and stretch marks removal cream
To decrease localized fat, use Vicks. Do not expect a miracle. However, it can stimulate fat burning in the problematic area as legs or abdomen.
It can also fight fat accumulation, remove cellulite and stretch marks and make skin tissue firm. Just prepare a cream with Vicks VapoRub, camphor, baking soda, and a little alcohol. Apply this cream on the problematic areas and then cover with black plastic or clamping strip.
Camphor can be harmful to health, so it is not recommended to use it directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
You need to use this home remedy with a balanced diet and exercise.
- Vicks VapoRub
- Sodium bicarbonate
How to prepare it:
The average tablet camphor need to be crushed well and mixed with the other ingredients until you get a paste. Put in a glass or plastic container. Apply this cream in the evening by making circular movements. Wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight.
Source: Healthy Food Team