20 Surprising New Ways to Use Vicks VapoRub

Most of us know that when it comes to clearing up cold symptoms, there’s nothing quite as effective as Vicks VapoRub. That’s why most of us keep a container of it tucked into our medicine cabinet. What you might not know is just how versatile the product is.

Keep the Bugs Away

Spread a little Vicks VapoRub on yourself the next time you’re working in the yard or going camping and you won’t have to worry about dealing with mass amounts of bug bits. The scent of the Vicks VapoRub serves as a great repellant for mosquitos, gnats, and other types of bugs.

Clear up Bruises

The next time you do something that results in a bruise, mix a little salt in with a small portion of Vicks VapoRub and cover your fresh bruise with the mixture. You won’t believe how quickly the bruise disappears.

Vanquish Acne

Instead of spending a small fortune on various acne treatments, grab the nearest container of Vicks VapoRub and rub it on any patch of acne you’ve developed. Not only will the Vicks VapoRub provide you with a relief from any discomfort you’re feeling, but it will also clear up your skin in no time at all.

Create Tears

Make up artists have been relying on Vicks VapoRub for years. They know that whenever they need an actor to tear up, all it takes is a small amount of the cream under the eye and the tears will start to fall. This is also useful if you’ve gotten something in your eye and need to wash it out. Just make sure you don’t get any Vicks on your eyelids or in your eyes.

Get Relief from Sinus Headaches

When it comes to rehabilitating pain, sinus headaches are every bit as miserable as migraines, and most cold and headache medications don’t seem to alleviate the discomfort, but Vicks VapoRub can. Rub just a tiny bit of it beneath your nose and take some deep breaths. Your sinus will open up and the pain will recede, allowing you to get on with your day.

Decrease Healing Time

The next time you get a splinter or a minor cut, rub some Vicks on the injury. The wound will heal faster than if you’d treated it with something else, and the Vicks will reduce the odds of the injury becoming infected.

Make Handling Animals Easier

Whether you’re dealing with a racing stallion or a prize show bull, you know that the scent of estrus is enough to make them dangerous to be around and difficult to handle. Smearing Vicks in their nostrils doesn’t hurt them, but it does make it difficult to smell estrus and therefore allows them to concentrate on their job while minimizing the risk to their handelers.

Free your Body of Stretch Marks

Don’t assume the presence of stretch marks means the end of your bikini wearing days. Clearing them up will be no problem when you have some Vicks Vaporub on hand. Each night before you go to bed, rub a little Vicks on the marks. They should disappear in about 2 weeks.

Housetrain Your Pet

The best way to deter your pet from having an accident inside your house is by placing open bottles of Vicks all over the place.

Eliminate Eczema

There’s nothing fun about Eczema. The affected skin turns red and itches horribly. The doctors can give your steroid prescription to help with the constant itchiness, but the potential side effects are pretty scary. The good news is that whenever you have a flare up, you can cover the irritated skin with Vicks VapoRub and get relief.

Reduce Earaches

Believe it or not, Vicks VapoRub, can provide you with relief from you earaches. All you have to do is dip a clean cotton ball in your container of Vicks and place it on your ear. You should experience immediate relief.

Heal Athletes Foot

The next time you develop the fungal infection commonly referred to as athlete’s foot, you should pick up a bottle of Vicks VapoRub. Twice a day, apply it to your feet. In no time at all, the fungus should be gone.

Make Tennis Elbow Disappear

Tennis elbow is a condition that develops from repetitive use of your elbow joint. Rub some Vicks on it and you should get a great deal of relief.

Eliminate Heel Cracks

The dry conditions in the winter lead to something called heel crack where the skin cracks and can sometimes bleed. Lotion seldom cures this issue, but Vicks does. Apply a thick layer after pumicing and your feet should return to a supple, healthy state.

Nail Fungus

There’s nothing pleasant about developing fungus in your finger or toenails. Vicks can help you quickly clear up the issue. Just rub some Vicks on the area and wear a pair of cotton socks or gloves until the fungus clears up.

Ease your Breathing

The next time your congested, run Vicks on your chest for instant relief.

Give Your Cat Better Manners

If your cat has started scratching up your furniture, Vicks could be the solution you need. Rub a little Vicks on the spot where it has scratched and they’ll leave the area alone.

Do you have any other tips for using Vicks VapoRub? Share them in the comments!

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I’m Laura P, aka, Passion Prepper, aka, Storage Prepper! I’ve been homesteading nearly all my life and prepping for the last 6 years. I strongly believe our great country of America was built on self-sufficient families like mine and yours. Politics bores me, learning new stuff, getting outside and living life thrills me.