Many people have a tub of Vicks Vaporub laying around in their cupboards at home. It is an ointment that has been used for decades to relieve cough, cold, flu, headache, congested nose, chest and throat symptoms. However, you may be surprised to know that there are many other uses for this product. Scroll down to learn more.
1. REDUCE ACNE & PIMPLES
2. TOENAIL OR FINGERNAIL FUNGUS
Nail infections can cause your nail to thicken and discolor becoming unsightly.
Vicks VapoRub has a fungus-fighting ingredient called thymol, an oil that comes from Thyme. If you think your nail has become infected apply Vicks directly to the nail twice a day.
Cover your feet with socks at bedtime, and continue to trim the nails until the infected part is removed effectively.
3. NATURAL INSECT REPELLANT
Vicks VapoRub contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellant. Simply rub on skin or clothes to repel insects.
4. ACHING MUSCLES
Vicks can be an amazing relief for sore and overworked muscles, and best of all its almost instant!
All you have to do is use a generous portion and gently rub on aching area, once you have done that cover the area with a warm and dry towel.
5. REMOVES SPLINTERS AND HEAL SMALLER CUTS
The rub contains camphor and menthol, which both have antiseptic qualities. This is great when you want to speed up healing time simply rub onto affected area.
6. HEAL CRACKED HEELS
Cracked heels can be an absolute nightmare to heal, especially if you are constantly on your feet.
Before you go to bed, spread a thick layer of Vicks on your heels and feet.
Massage for 5 minutes and wear socks to lock in moisture overnight. In the morning get up early and wash feet with warm water. Repeat until heels are restored.
7. SOOTHE MINOR BURNS
Quick relief for MINOR burns would be to run under cool water and apply Vicks.
8. TENNIS ELBOW
Menthol and camphor in Vicks will heal the aching elbow. Re-apply till the elbow stops aching. Hope this helps!