Vicks VapoRub has been around for a long time as one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants.
But did you know that VapoRubs can be used for more than just a congested chest? Read on to find out!
Health and household uses
Because VapoRub contains ingredients such as eucalyptus oil, menthol, and nutmeg oil, it is perfect for fighting few health-related issues.
1. Relieves Migraines
Rub a small amount of Vicks on your temples and forehead to lessen the pain. The scent will release pressure in your head.
2. Fights cold and flu
Applying VapoRub on feet before bed actually helps eliminate cold and flu symptoms.
Even though there is no scientific proof behind this, an increasing number of moms swear by this unorthodox method.
3. Potty-train your pet
Easy. Just put an open bottle of Vicks on the area your pets like to pee. Since the pets don’t like the smell of VapoRub, they will stay away from that area.
4. Gets rid of stretch marks
Thanks to menthol and other natural oil ingredients, rubbing VapoRub reduces stretch marks.
According to Dr. Doug Willen, “It really helps to accelerate not only the toning down of the bright colors of the stretch mark, but it helps finally have them fade, and usually heals them up totally.”
5. Repels insects
The strong smell of Vicks VaporRub will help get the insects to stop bugging you.
So, why don’t you use VapoRub instead of some chemical spray on your body? It’s eco-friendly, too!
6. Muscle pain is gone
Yes. Vicks relieves sore and overworked muscles. It apparently increases circulations to relieve you from the pain. Just apply it over the aching area.
7. Clears up Acne
If you put VapoRub on acne before going to bed, Vaporub works its magic to make it go away.
8. Combats toenail fungus
VapoRub is said to help kill the fungus. Just rub VapoRub directly onto your affected toenails, and you will be able to walk around with confidence in the summer!
9. Discourages scratching
Pets, especially cats, are notorious for scratching anything that they get their claws on. To prevent them from doing so, apply a small amount of VapoRub to areas such as doors and windows. Cats detest this smell, and will steer clear from your furnitures!
10. Lessens Earaches
Finally, for mild earaches, put some VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in your ear for a few hours, several times a day. Apparently, this will help reduce the pain. Keep in mind though, this will not clear up a possible infection, so go to your doctors if the earaches continue to bother you!
I bet you didn’t know some of these ways to use VapoRub – why don’t you try them today?
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