We are all used to use Vicks VapoRub for treating cough, cold, headache, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness, but you can use it for many other purposes too.
It is used for hundred years and it is one of the most popular widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Vicks can be used for much more than just a congested chest and nowadays there are many popular unconventional ways to use this ointment.
Here are 20 amazing uses of Vick that you probably haven’t heard about:
- Puts off mosquitoes
All you need to do is to do is to apply a bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin, and you will keep the mosquitoes away from you.
- Sinus headaches
A simple trick that will treat sinus headaches is to apply it under your nose and then take a deep breath. The menthol that Vicks contains will help you calm your headache immediately.
- Ease acne
Did you know that Vicks can also aid and clean your skin? In order to dry out your acne and sooth the affected area, all you need to do is to apply it on your acne, few times a day.
- Keep insects away
Open the Vicks bottle while on a picnic and you will keep the flies away. This is the best eco-friendly trick. You can also rub Vicks on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears to make sure that no insect will come close to you.
- No more bruises
You will easily get rid of bruises quickly if you mix Vicks with a pinch of salt and apply it on a fresh bruise.
- Alleviate sore muscles
You should massage the sore muscles, and then cover the area with a warm and dry towel. Then lie down or just lift the sore limb until the pain is reduced. For better results, repeat this 3 times a day.
- Moisturize your skin
If you have problems with dry skin, rub Vicks on it and you’ll see the result really quick.
- Tennis elbow
Apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor if you want to get rid of tennis elbow. You should rub again until the ache stops. It will help you ease the pain.
- Treat cracked heels
Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and then 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
Apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail twice daily. Then, put on your socks. Don’t forget to trim your nails until you completely remove the infected part.
- Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
To do this, apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
- Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you want to stop your cat’s scratching, rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
- Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to increase the time of healing and prevent infection.
- Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day. This prevents the horses from the fascinating stench of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.
- Stretch Marks
If you want to decrease the visibility of the awful stretch marks, apply Vicks on the affected area. You will see the positive result after two weeks of regular application.
- Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
To avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying Vicks on the affected skin.
- Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
Apply some Vicks on a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will notice relief immediately.You can also 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.
- Athlete’s feet
If you want to heal athlete’s feet, apply Vicks twice a day.
- Remove warts
Yes it is possible! All you need to do is to apply Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will get improvement in just a few days. Continue doing this for about two weeks, until the warts disappear.