Twenty Surprising Uses and Healing Effects of Vicks VapoRub

Most of the time people use Vicks VapoRub as the best treating agent against cold, coughs, headaches, congested nose, throat and chest staidness.

Healing Effects of Vicks VapoRub

Healing Effects of Vicks VapoRub

Yet, even though we’ve numbered quite some, these are not the only benefits of this decongestant. But other than using it when suffering from a congested chest, Vicks can be a hypothetical treatment for much more.

Following are some of the other most practiced treatments of Vicks VapoRub

It helps you get rid of the annoying mosquitoes in summer

Just rub some of the Vaseline on the skin or clothing, and you’ll protect yourself from the annoying mosquito bites. Taking regard the diseases these small and annoying insects might transfer this can save your life.

Prevent sinus headaches

If you suffer from constant headaches due to your sinuses, you should not hesitate, but place some Vicks under the nose and inhale deeply. The menthol scent will help you eliminate the headache in a no time and prevent a new one to appear.

Eases acne

Vicks VapoRub can also help you in maintaining proper skin care, more particularly face skin care. It can help you soothe the infected area in the case of acne, leaving the skin clear and gentle only after several treatments.

Not only mosquitoes but this keeps every other insect away

You can rub Vicks VapoRub on your chest, neck, knees, inner kness, elbows and behind the ears, and you’ll not only prevent mosquitoes from approaching you, but flies and every other insect away.

If you want to prevent insects from a particular place of the house just place some of it in a cup and put it on the place. It’s the best eco-friendly trick.

Quickly treats the bruises

Simply combine some Vicks crème with salt and apply it on the fresh bruise. It will cure it in a no time.

Alleviate the sore muscles

If you suffer from sore muscles and experience constant pains, try to massage some Vicks on the painful area and then cover it with a warm and dry towel. Practice this three times a day, until the pain starts to decrease. You’ll notice an improvement after a day.

It is a great moisturizer

Not only it fights against acne, but this is a great skin moisturizer too. Simply apply it on the skin, and enjoy the benefits.

Relieve the pain of tennis elbow

The menthol and camphor found in the Vicks can be beneficial and treat tennis elbow. Rub it on until you feel a pain relief.

Can even treat cracked heels

Rubbing a bit of Vicks on the feet and heels can help you keep the feet moisturized and prevent from cracked heels.

It’s recommended to rub a bit of Vicks on the heels and feet, put on the socks, leave it overnight, and wash the feet with warm water the next morning. Practice this on a daily basis and keep the feet smooth and healthy looking.

Treat the toenail or fingernail fungus

Being a moisturizer this will prevent the infection spreading and prevent from the skin on the area to crack. Therefore, you should put on the infected area at least two times a day and put on the socks.

Don’t forget to slim the nails and apply the Vicks every day, until you thoroughly get rid of the infected part.

Relieve symptoms of congestion and cough

As already mentioned the most practiced treatment of Vicks is to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion by simply applying some of it on the throat and chest, then place a scarf and leave it overnight.

Forget the cat scratchings

Cats hate this smell, therefore if you can’t find other possible ways to get rid of your cat’sscratchings on the wall, door or windows, simply apply some of the Vicks gel on it and you’ll say goodbye to the scratches in a no time.

Prevents infections

As already mentioned, thanks to the anti-fungal and moisturizing properties it can easily get rid of infections. But at the same time if applied on a scratch or an open cut found on any part of the body, it will increase the healing time while at the same time decrease the infection.

Placed under the nose on racehorses

This will not help the horses run faster, but stay more focused on the race, being reek-free in order to prevent their attention be pulled towards the smell of female horses at the same time.

Prevent your pet from peeing in the house

Simply place an open bottle of Vicks in the areas where you constantly find your pet’s pees, and prevent your pet from wetting on the carpet.

Decrease the visibility of stretch marks

Apply Vicks on the affected area and decrease the visibility of the stretch marks only after two weeks of regular application.


Apply it to the infected skin and remove the inflammation and itchiness of eczema.

Treats ear pain

Simply place some of it on a cotton pad and place it in the painful ear. Leave it to rest for some time and experience a pain relief in a no time.

In addition, you can include garlic for the treatment. Warm a garlic clove in a microwave for ten seconds, apply some Vicks VapoRub on one part of the clove and place it in the ear. This will even accelerate the pain relief.

Heals Athlete’s Feet

Massage some Vicks on the area twice a day.

Remove blisters and even warts

Put on Vicks on the area twice a day and cover it with a gauze. Practice this for two weeks or until the warts completely disappear.

I bet you’ve probably never thought that Vicks VapoRub can have such positive effects or even treat the above mentioned conditions. Remember to have your household always supplied with this. It is a possible replacement and treatment for almost every ailment.

John Borsov

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