By now, you’ve probably read numerous beneficial uses of Vicks VapoRub, a well-known topical ointment. However, there are many other ways to use Vicks VapoRub and you’ve probably had no idea. Let’s take a look:
It treats sinus headaches
Apply some Vicks under the nose and inhale deeply. The menthol in Vicks will immediately relieve you from the headache.
It keeps mosquitoes away
Apply some Vicks on the exposed skin parts of the body and on the clothes and mosquitoes will stay away from you as they cannot stand the smell of menthol.
It heals cuts and splinters
Apply some Vicks on minor cuts and splinters to speed up the healing process and prevent infections.
Mix a pinch of salt and some Vicks and then apply it onto the bruise to speed up the healing process.
Alleviates sore muscles
Massage sore muscles with Vicks and then put a dry and warm towel on the area and raise the sore limb or lie down until the pain lowers. Repeat the process 3 times per day.
It treats cracked heels
If you have cracked heels, apply some Vicks before going to bed and put on socks. In the morning, take off the socks and rinse the feet with warm water and then exfoliate the skin with a pumice stone. Repeat the procedure every night until your heels are as soft as you want them to be.
It treats eczema
Apply Vicks onto the affected areas of the body to reduce the inflammation and itching.
It eases pain caused by tennis elbow
Rub the painful elbows with Vicks until the pain lowers.
It alleviates pain caused by athlete’s foot
To reduce the infection as much as possible, apply some Vicks onto the affected areas several times per day.
It removes warts
Apply Vicks onto the warts twice per day and then cover the area with gauze or a sock. In a few days, the warts will disappear.
It treats acne
Apply some Vicks onto the acne, several times per day, and the acne will dry out quickly.
Take a look at the video below to learn how to remove stretch marks with the help of Vicks VapoRub: