Vicks VapoRub is one of the widely used homemade remedies to remove belly fat as well as colds. Moreover, it is also used for a smooth and silky skin, and as an excellent topical analgesic that includes menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, and other ingredients in a petroleum base. Also, it has been used for alleviation of throat stuffiness, coughs, congested nose, and headaches.
So, this remedy can be used for various conditions, including these 21 Vicks uses that you will find surprising:
1. Mosquitoes repellent
In order to keep mosquitoes away from you, just apply some Vicks on your skin and clothes.
2. Sinuses headache reliever
You should rub some of this ointment right under your nose and then take a deep breath. Thanks to the menthol found in Vicks, it alleviates colds and headaches.
3. Eases acne
Apply some Vicks on your acne a few times on a daily basis. By drying them and soothing the affected area it will clean your skin.
4. Keeps insects away
Just open the bottle of Vicks VapoRub to get an excellent Eco-friendly trick that keeps flies and mosquitoes away.
5. Removes bruises
You can quickly get rid of your fresh bruises by applying some Vicks combined with a pinch of salt onto them.
6. Soothes sore muscles
Alleviate your sore muscles thanks to massages with this ointment. After the massage, it is recommended to cover the sore limb with a warm and dry towel, and lift it until the pain reduces. This should be repeated up to 3 times a day.
You can moisturize your skin by using this ointment.
8. Tennis elbow
As Vicks contains camphor and menthol, it will help your tennis elbow pain disappear. So, you should massage the area until the pain stops.
9. Treats cracked heels
Before bedtime, you should apply some of this ointment on your heels and put on your socks. The next morning, rinse your feet by using warm water. Additionally, use pumice stone to exfoliate the softened skin. It is advisable to repeat this every night before bedtime in order to keep your feet smooth and healthy.
10. Heals toenail or fingernail fungus
Apply some of this ointment on your infected toenail or fingernail and then put on your socks. Repeat this twice a day, and trim your nails until your toenail or fingernail completely recovers.
11. Relieves cough and congestion symptoms
For a cough and congestion relief, apply some Vicks VapoRub on your chest and throat.
12. Prevents your cat from scratching
In case you are annoyed by your cat scratching your windows, walls, and doors, just rub some Vicks on these places. In this way, your cat won’t actually think of doing that ever again.
13. Speeds up the healing process of cuts and splinters
Apply some Vicks on your cut or splinter in order to speed up the healing process as well as prevent any possible infection.
14. Reek-free racehorses
In order to keep racehorses focused on the race and not on the fascinating reek of mares, this ointment is rubbed under the nostrils of horses by the professional racers.
15. Stretch marks
Lower the visibility of your stretch marks with Vicks VapoRub regular treatment for 2 weeks.
16. Prevent your pet from peeing inside your home
It is recommended to leave an open bottle of Vicks in the areas of your home where you want to prevent your pet from peeing.
17. Treats eczema
By applying some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area you can decrease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema.
18. Relieves awful ear ache
For an instant pain relief you should apply some Vicks in your aching ear with a cotton ball. Another alternative is to apply some of the ointment on one end of a warmed garlic clove, about 10 seconds in a microwave and then place the clove in the affected ear.
19. Fat burning cream
You can lessen your fat and cellulite, particularly in your stomach and legs area by using a combination of Vicks, baking soda, camphor, and a bit alcohol. Namely, you should apply the resulted cream in the desired area and cover with a black plastic strip. Furthermore, this can be done at home, work, or prior to your exercises.
20. Heals athlete’s feet
You can heal your athlete’s feet by rubbing Vicks two times a day.
21. Removes warts
In order to get rid pf your warts you should apply some of this ointment on them, and cover the place with gauze and sock. This should be repeated twice daily within a period of 2 weeks, until the wart is completely gone.
An excellent Vicks VapoRub homemade remedy
– Squeezed camphor
– Vicks VapoRub
– Sodium bicarbonate
Use the listed ingredients to make paste that should be stored in a glass or plastic container. Before bedtime, you should apply the paste with circular movements, cover it by using a plastic wrap. At least, let it stay on for half an hour or overnight.