December 30th, 2:36am December 30th, 2:36am daniel
Vicks VapoRub has been used for alleviating headaches, cough, congested nose, throat congestion and colds. But do you know that Vicks VapoRub can be used for many other things as well?
Vicks VapoRub has been present and used for more than hundred years and is known as one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Recently there are many popular and unconventional ways to use this ointment. Vicks is a supposed treatment for so much more than just a congested chest.
In this article you can read 20 more amazing uses of Vicks you haven’t heard about.
If you want to protect yourself from mosquito bites just apply some Vicks VapoRub on your skin and clothes.
Smear some of this ointment under your nose and take a deep breath. VapoRub contains menthol which is one of the best ingredients that can soothe headache.
This may come as a surprise to you, but Vicks has the ability to clear skin. Apply it on the affected area several times a day. This will dry out any acne and soothe the inflammation.
4. Keep Insects Away
Do this by rubbing Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. Also, if you want to keep flies away while on a picnic, just open the Vicks bottle. Additionally, this is the best eco-friendly trick.
5.No More Bruises
Your fresh bruise will disappear quickly if you apply a pinch of salt combined with Vicks VapoRub on the affected area.
6.Soothe sore muscles
Massage your aching muscles with the minty ointment. Wrap the muscle with a warm and dry towel. Relax and lift the aching limb until your pain is gone. Repeat this three times a day.
7.Hydrate your skin
On dry skin areas rub some Vicks and nourish your skin.
8. Tennis Elbow
If you want to get rid of the pain form tennis elbow, apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor will help you ease the pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
9.Treat Cracked Heels
If you have cracked heels, apply Vicks on the heels and then put on socks. Wash your feet with warm water the next morning and then remove the thick skin with pumice stone. If you want to have healthy and smooth feet, apply this treatment every night before going to bed.
Regardless of whether it is your finger- or toe-nail, Vicks will help you vanish fungus. Apply it on the affected nail twice a day, and put on your cotton socks. Carefully trim the nail until you get the infected part out.
11.Relieve congestion and cough
Simply rub Vicks onto the chest and throat.
12. Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you want to stop your cat’s scratching, rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
13.Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to accelerate the healing process and prevent possible infection.
This one is quite interesting, but professional racers apply the ointment under the nostril of their racehorses on the day of the race. In this way horses are not attracted to the smell of female ponies, and focus on the race instead.
You can reduce appearance of unattractive stretch marks by applying Vicks on the affected area. After two weeks of regular use you will notice some improvement.
16. Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
To avoid your pet’s wetting on the rug or any area of the house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Apply Vicks to reduce the inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema.
Dip a cotton ball in the ointment, and place it in the aching ear. You should notice an instant relief.
Warm a garlic clove in your microwave for 10 seconds. Apply a tiny bit of Vicks on one of its ends, then carefully place the clove in your ear.
If you suffer from Athlete’s foot it is recommended to apply this ointment two times a day.
20. Remove Warts
Apply Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. You will feel better in just a few days. Continue to do this for about two weeks, until the wart disappears.