Vicks is very old topical cream which has menthol in it intended to relieve throat, head, and chest stuffiness – but did you know it could do more than just relieving chest congestion?
This amazing product has been around for more than 100 years and it’s one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Lately, there has been a lot of thrill about unique and unconventional ways for using this odiferous ointment.
There area lot ofpeople who use the Vicks VapoRub cream for treating many different health problems and some minor ailments, like headaches, cough, cold, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. However, you should also know that the Vicks VapoRub could do much more. There are many different ways to use this ointment. Continue reading the article and find out more.
In this article we are going to show you even 21 amazing uses of Vicks that you haven’t heard of before.
- Puts Off Mosquitoes – when you just want to keep mosquitoes away, apply a little bit of this cream on your clothing and skin. The mosquitos will go away immediately!
- Ease Acne –apply Vicks VapoRub on the acnes a few times during the day. It’s going to dry out the acne and sooth the affected area.
- Sinus Headaches –simply, apply Vicks VapoRub under your nose and then take a deep breath. The menthol from Vicks VapoRub is going to help you calm the headache. You are going to be amazed by the results!
- Keep Insects Away – it’s so simple! You just need to rub Vicks VapoRub on the neck, elbows, inner knees, and behind the ears. Or, if you want to keep the flies away while on a picnic, just open the Vicks VapoRub bottle. Also, this is the best eco-friendly trick.
- No More Bruises –by combining a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub andapplying this mixture on a fresh bruise, you will help with getting rid of bruises very quickly
- Moisturize Your Skin – if you have dry skin, you simply need to rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin and you are going to be surprised by the results.
- Tennis Elbow – in case you want to get rid of the pain caused bythe tennis elbow, apply Vicks VapoRub and the menthol and camphor that it contains, will help you ease the pain. Just make sure to use Vicks VapoRub until the all the ache stops.
- Alleviate Sore Muscles –simply massage your sore muscles with a bit of Vicks VapoRub. When you are done with that, you should cover that area with a warm dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore limb until all the pain is gone. Note: use this simple trick 3 times a day.
- Treat Cracked Heels – apply it on your feet and heels and put on your socks. When you get up in the next morning, wash your feet with warm water. Then, use pumice stone to exfoliate the softened skin.
- Fingernail or Toenail Fungus – you just need to apply Vicks VapoRub on the infected toenail or fingernail two times a day. Then, you should put your socks on. Note: don’t forget to trim the nails until you remove the infected partcompletely.
- Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching – if you want to stop the scratchingof your cat, just rub some Vicks to the windows, walls, doors, and all the parts it wants to scratch.
- Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough –apply Vicks on your throat and chest. You are going to be amazed by the results.
- Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters –just apply Vicks VapoRub on any cuts or splintersin order to increase the time of healing and to also prevent infection.
- Reek-free Racehorses – many professional racers all around the world rub Vicks below the nostrils of their racehorses on the race day. This prevents the horses from the fascinating stench of the female ponies and it keeps them focused on the race.
- Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing –if you want to avoid your pet’s wetting on the carpet or any other area of the house, open a bottle of Vicks and place it in those areas.
- Stretch Marks – to decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks, simply apply Vicks VapoRub on those areas.
- Relieve Terrible Ear Pain – apply a bit of Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in the painful ear. You are going to notice immediaterelief. Instead, you can try this method– warm garlic clove in the microwave for around 10 seconds and then apply a bit of Vicks VapoRub on one of the ends of the clove and put it in your ear.
- Eczema-free –apply Vicks VapoRub on the affected area and you will ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema.
- Athlete’s Foot – you just have to apply Vicks VapoRub two timesa day.
- Fat Burning Cream – you can also use Vicks VapoRub to decrease the localized fat and get the desired figure. Vicks VapoRub is not a magical cream (it won’t make your fat disappear), but it will stimulate the fat burning process in the problematic area, such as abdomenorlegs. It can help you to fight and destroy the fat cells, remove cellulite and make the skin tissue firm. This is what you need to do –make a cream by combining Vicks VapoRub, camphor, baking soda and a bit of alcohol. Then, apply this cream on those areas that you want to reduce the fat and just cover with black plastic or a clamping strip.
- Remove Warts – apply this ointment twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. You are going to feel better after just a few days. Continue to do this for around 2 weeks, until the wart disappears.
You need to know that Vicks VapoRub contains high amounts of levomenthol – which is a solid white glass with mint flavor. So, if you use this ingredient plain, it could lead to rash, but if you dissolve it in Vicks, it is 100% safe because includes eucalyptus oil. Camphor is one more ingredient that is used and it can be harmful for your health, so it’s not recommended to use it directly on the skin, but only in the commercial product packaging.