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20 Incredible Uses Of Vicks VapoRub You Don’t Realize

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By Wesley4658 | self meida writer
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If you look in your medicine cabinet, there’s a big chance you can find a jar of Vicks VapoRub. However, when you’re done with the cold, don’t put it back just yet. Take a scoop and make the best use out of the left ointment. Check out these weird but incredible uses of Vicks you don’t realize!

1. Scratching Cats

Expensive scratching posts never stop your cats from ’loving‘ your furniture. It’s hard to say if they enjoy the texture of your furniture more or your helpless face when you discover the ruin. Next time, try to dab some VapoRub on those areas and enjoy your cat’s helpless face instead!

2. Athlete’s Foot

If you’re suffering from foot fungus but you don’t want to be caught dead buying antifungal cream, try applying Vicks instead. Simply apply some to the affected area before bedtime, and you’ll soon be pedicure-ready and free from athlete’s foot trouble.

3. Earaches

Placing a Vicks-covered cotton ball in your ear is a great way to ease pain and inflammation when suffering from earaches, even if it’s not a cure for the infection. You may even get more attention with these new sleek “earplugs”!

4. Headaches

Headaches and migraines can put you out of action for hours, and sometimes even for days. Confirmed by some sufferers, you can ease the pain and pressure by rubbing some ointment on the temples. Go seek professional advice if it’s too bad though. 

5. Bruises

For those who don’t see their bruises as badges of toughness, Vicks can be very helpful. It will draw blood away from the skin if you apply some to the bruised area, which will significantly reduce the coloration.

6. Cuts

As for cuts, there’s nothing worse than the discomfort of reopening a wound, which is sometimes even worse than the pain you experienced when the initial cut occurred. The antiseptic ingredients in VapoRub can prevent infection and accelerate the healing process. 

7. Insect Repellant

You may not believe how much bugs hate the smell of eucalyptus, which is a major ingredient in VapoRub. Dabbing a bit on you can efficiently keep them away, even when you’re outdoors for camping. 

8. Joint Pain

It is a good idea for people who are prone to frequent joint pain, including bouts of “tennis elbow”, not just normal colds, to keep Vicks VapoRub a staple. Massaging the ointment into the inflamed area will relieve the pain in minutes. 

9. Dry Patches

It’s annoying to have dry patches on your face, even if you don’t have makeup to put on. Believe it or not, you can say goodbye to the discomfort by simply massaging Vicks into the affected areas. 

10. Pet Training 

Once your dogs have peed at a spot, they will keep doing it since they recognize their unique smell. If you put some Vicks on that area, it will cover up their familiar scent, which can be a life saver for your house or lawn!

11. Horse Racing

Many breeders rub Vicks under their male racehorses’ nostrils to keep them focused. Otherwise, they may get distracted by female horses and attempt to follow the scent. No worries even during mating seasons with just a little bit of Vicks!

12. Sore Muscles

Sometimes, it’s not hitting the gym that’s difficult, it’s the after soreness you feel the next day at work. You can soothe aches by rubbing some ointment into any sore muscles, and the cooling sensation will stop them feeling like jello!

13. Belly Fat

Need some extra help to lose belly fat? You can do it by simply mixing 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of crushed camphor, 1 tbsp of alcohol and half a jar of Vicks. Apply the solution to your belly and wrap tight before doing aerobics. Remember to rinse it off afterwards and repeat the process for a month.

14. Foot Care

Don’t want to be embarrassed by cracked heels when sandal season comes? You can take care of your feet and avoid any cracks with some Vicks at home!

15. Cold Prevention

It may be what Vicks is normally used for, but you’ve probably been using it incorrectly. Instead of rubbing it on your chest and throat, you should apply it to your feet, because this will allow it to absorb and take effect quicker.

16. Acne 

Why bother getting expensive acne creams when some VapoRub can eliminate acne overnight? Apply some on the breakout area and let it work its magic to the inflammation. You’ll wake up with smooth skin and no extra effort spent!

17. Cooking Burns

If you accidentally burn yourself when trying to prepare something nice for dinner, there’s no need to worry if you have some Vicks. Simply run the burn under cold water before soothing the sting with some ointment put onto the injured area.

18. Fake Tears

Actor or not, it’s difficult when you need to cry without feeling the mood. This simple fix of rubbing a tiny amount of VapoRub under your eyes can make those tears flow!

19. Splinter

VapoRub can also be a good pain relief when removing a splinter. If you rub some on top of the affected area and then take it out with tweezers, the cooling sensation will ease the pain. 

20. Lip Balm  

If you somehow run out of lip balm but really need it to fix your chapped lips, apply some Vicks VapoRub instead. The ointment will moisturize and soften those lips just like a lip balm.


Source: https://moknews.com/2020/03/12/20-incredible-uses-of-vicks-vaporub-you-dont-realize/

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