Vicks’ VapoRub is one of the most popular ointments in the world. It is most often used to reduce chest congestion and helps in the treatments of colds, and is actually a mixture of camphor, menthol, eucalyptus and other ingredients added to a petroleum base. And, although it’s certainly effective against chest congestion, VapoRub can be used in other ways as well.
Here are 20 incredible uses of the ointment:
If you want to get rid of the nagging mosquitoes when out on your porch, simply rub a bit of the ointment on your hands and legs.
Relieves sinus headaches
If you’ve got a sinus headache, all you need to do to relieve it is inhale a bit of VapoRub.
Apply a bit of the ointment on the affected areas of your face a few times a day to relieve the problem.
A great insect repellent
Put a few open VapoRub bottles around your home and you won’t have to fear insects from invading it again.
Mix a bit of the ointment with a bit of sea salt and apply it on your bruises to quickly get rid of them.
Relieves sore muscles
Apply some VapoRub on your sore muscles after a workout, then cover the area with a warm towel to relieve the soreness.
Hydrates your skin
Rub some VapoRub on your skin every day to keep it hydrated and elastic.
Treats tennis elbow
Apply some VapoRub on the affected area to resolve this unpleasant problem.
Soothes cracked heels
If your heels are cracked and painful, simply rub a bit of the ointment on them and put on cotton socks. Go to bed, and they should be softer and smoother by the morning.
Destroys toe and fingernail fungi
Apply some VapoRub on your nails and toenails to prevent the infection from spreading and destroy it.
Prevents pets from scratching on your furniture
If your cats and dogs are destroying your furniture, simply rub a bit of VapoRub on the affected pieces.
Prevents bleeding from minor wounds and scratches
If you’ve cut yourself, you can apply some VapoRub to prevent bleeding and infections and boost the healing process.
Eliminates stretch marks
If you want to get rid of your stretch marks, you simply need to rub a bit of the ointment on the affected area every day.
Stop your pets from peeing inside
If your pets are peeing inside and nothing you do stops them, just put an open bottle of VapoRub near the peeing area.
Treats and prevents eczema
In order to relieve the inflammation in your skin and prevent eczema, rub some VapoRub on your hands more often.
Treats ear pain
If you have a painful ear infection, heat a garlic clove, dip it in the ointment, then insert it in the painful ear and leave it to work for 30 minutes.
Eliminates Athlete’s foot
To treat the painful infection, apply some VapoRub on the affected area.
Rub a bit of the ointment on your warts every day and they should soon disappear.
Promotes weight loss
Rub a mixture of baking soda, camphor, and VapoRub on your belly and wrap with plastic wrap, then go to bed and remove the wrap in the morning. Repeating the process regularly should burn away the fat on your abdomen.