We all know about the Vicks VapoRub ointment which is a mentholated topical cream used on the throat, back and chest for suppressing coughs, common cold, and pain in the muscles and joints. But believe it or not, there is more to the Vicks cream, which is why we’re going to show you 20 brilliant ways to use Vicks VapoRub:
Simply put some Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply for a few moments in order to relieve sinus headaches.
Put some Vicks on your wardrobe to make mosquitoes run away.
Applying Vicks on the affected skin areas will clear acne and other skin problems such as inflammation.
Rubbing Vicks on your neck, behind your ears, your elbows and knees will keep bugs away. This is highly recommended if you’re on a picnic.
Mix some salt with Vicks and apply the mixture on bruises and wounds to accelerate their healing.
Treats sore muscles
Take Vicks and massage your sore muscles, then cover the area with a warm towel and lie down. Your pain will go away in a short period of time. Repeat this procedure three times a day.
VapoRub ointment can efficiently moisturize dry skin on your body – simply apply it on the affected areas and you’ll notice the positive results.
If you’re suffering from pain caused by tennis elbow, apply Vicks on the affected area and the pain will go away.
Treats cracked heels
If you want to maintain smooth and healthy feet, apply Vicks on regular basis before going to bed, and put on socks.
Fingernail and toenail fungus
Toenail and fingernail fungus can be treated by applying Vicks on the affected nails a few times a day, and putting on your socks.
Relieves chest congestion and cough
The first thing which Vicks became so popular was because of its efficiency in treating coughs and chest congestion.
Protect the furniture from your furry pets
Rub Vicks all over your home to prevent your furry friends from scratching your furniture.
Heals cuts and splinters
Rub Vicks on the affected areas to accelerate the healing process of splinters and cuts and prevent infections.
Believe it or not, professional racers put Vicks under the noses of the horses, making them unable to smell the female ponies which helps keep their heads in the race.
Applying Vicks on stretch marks every day will help reduce their appearance.
Prevent your pet peeing inside
Placing open bottles of Vicks in different places around your house will keep your pet from peeing in these areas.
Applying Vicks on the affected areas will help reduce the inflammation and itching.
Relieves ear pain
Put some Vicks on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in the ear. You will immediately notice an improvement. You can also warm a garlic clove and apply Vicks on it and place it in the ear that you feel pain in.
If you want to relieve this painful infection, put Vicks on the affected areas a few times a day.
Applying Vicks on the warts two times a day and covering the area with a sock or gauze will remove the warts in just a few days.