21 Unconventional Ways To Use Vicks VapoRub! You Will Be Amazed!

Vicks Vaporub has very long history of use. This mentholated topical cream is used even today for headaches, chest problems and throat. Besides these main uses this cream can also be used for many other purposes. Vicks Vaporub has been used worldwide for more than 100 years and it`s one of the most used products.

Vicks Vaporub is used in every corner of the world for so many different purposes. It is used for treatment of various health problems like cold, headaches, congested nose, cough, troath and chest stuffiness.  Today we can use this cream in some unconventional ways. You will be amazed how efficiant this odiferous cream can realy be for so many other purposes, besides the ones we already know.

In this article you will find 21 new and amazing ways to use Vicks Vaporub.

  • Mosquito repellent – Get rid of the annoying mosquitos by applying the ointment on the skin and clothes.
  • Acne – If you are dealing with acne just apply little bit of the cream on the acne, couple of times a day. The cream will dry out the acne and the skin will become more soothed.
  • Sinus headaches – Apply the ointment under the nostrils and inhale. The smell of menthol will efficiently calm the pain in no time.
  • Get rid of bruises – Mix a pinch of salt and little bit of Vicks Vaporub. Apply the mixed ingredients on the bruise and quickly it will disappear.
  • Insects repellent – Apply some of the cream on the elbows, behind the ears, inner knees and neck to keep the insects away. To get rid of flies just open a Vicks VapoRub
  • Skin moisturizer – Vicks VapoRub is amazing for dry skin. Just rub some of the cream on the affected area and the results will be amazing.
  • Alleviate sore muscles – Massage the affected area with little bit of the cream to alleviate the soreness. After massaging the muscles cover them with dry and slightly warm towel or cloth. Lift the leg up until you feel better. Repeat the method 3 times daily.
  • Tennis elbow – The 2 compounds of the Vicks VapoRub, camphor and menthol, will eliminate the pain caused by tennis elbow. Apply the cream until you feel better and the pain is gone.
  • Cracked heels – Apply little bit of Vicks VapoRub on the cracked skin on the feet or heels and put socks on. Sleep with the socks on and wash the feet with some warm water the next morning. The skin will be softened and then you can exfoliate it with pumice stone.
  • Stretch marks – You can reduce the visibility of the stretch marks by applying some Vicks VapoRub on the skin.
  • Toenail and fingernail fungus – Apply the cream on the affected area 2 times every day. After applying the cream put socks on. You also need to trim the nails as much as you can until the infection is completely removed.
  • Stop the cat’s scratching – In order to stop your cat from scratching, apply little bit of the cream on the doors, walls and windows.
  • Eliminate eczema – Use this cream to reduce the itchiness and inflammation of eczema.
  • Symptoms of cough and congestion – Rub little bit of the ointment on the chest and the throat to relieve the congestion and cough.
  • Stop your pet’s peeing – Place open Vicks VapoRub bottle in the areas of the house where your pet usually pees.
  • Speed up the healing process of cuts and even splinters – In order to prevent infections and to speed up the process of healing apply some of the ointment on the cut or splinter.
  • Athlete’s feet – For treatment of Athlete’s feet apply the cream 2 times a day.
  • Racehorses – A lot of professional horse racers apply the cream under the horse`s nostrils to keep them focused on the race and not being distracted by the odor of the other horses especially the female horses.
  • Remove warts – Rub some of the cream on the wart 2 times a day covering it with gauze. In just couple of days you will feel much better. Repeat the method for 2 weeks or until the wart is completely gone.
  • Eliminate ear pain – Put some of the Vicks VapoRub on a little piece of cotton and place the cotton in the ear. Immediately you will feel better. Also you can warm up 1 garlic clove for 10 seconds using the microwave and put little bit of ointment on the garlic clove and place it in the painful ear.
  • Fat burning cream – Vicks VapoRub is very effective for reducing localized fat on the body. This cream stimulates the far burning process in the specific area like abdomen or legs. It helps in the process of destroying the cellulite and fat cells and making the skin very firm. Make the fat burning cream by mixing Vicks VapoRub, backing soda, little bit of alcohol and camphor. Apply the mixture on the area and cover it with some black plastic.

Vicks VapoRub contains large amounts of the compound levomenthol. This solid white glass with strong menthol flavor can cause rashes if used alone, but dissolved in creams like in the Vicks VapoRub is safe for use due to the eucalyptus. Another compound of the Vicks VapoRub is the camphor. This ingredient if used directly can be very harmful for the health.