8 Surprising Ways To Use Vicks Vaporub

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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

 Not many people know this but I’ve researched this and it is all over the internet so there has to be some validity to it.
Vicks has several acne fighting ingredients such as camphor and eucalyptus oil that will dry out the acne overnight. All you have to do is put a little dab of Vicks directly on the pimple and leave overnight.

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.

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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!

For more amazing uses watch the video below, Vicks can even help you train your pets, and reduce appearance of stretch marks:

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