Vicks VapoRub ointment is very familiar cream. This cream has been used on the chest, back and throat for cough suppression or on muscles and joints for minor aches and pains for a long time.
It is the most commonly used over-the-counter decongestant, but Vicks VapoRub can be also used in a lot of different ways.
Here are 11 brilliant ways to use Vicks VapoRub:
1. Stretch marks
Apply some Vicks VapoRub on the unsightly stretch marks every day to reduce their appearance and you should notice big improvements in 2 weeks.
2. Eczema treatment
If you apply Vicks VapoRub on the affected area, it will help you get rid of the inflammation and itching caused by this skin condition.
3. Treats acne
Apply some Vicks on the affected areas on your skin to clear acne and other skin problems. It will dry out the acne and relieve the inflammation.
4. Repels insects
Rub some Vicks on your inner knees, elbows, neck and behind your ears to keep bugs away from you. If you’re on a picnic, put an open Vicks container to keep flies away.
5. Heals bruises
Mix some Vicks VapoRub and some salt and apply this mixture on the bruise to accelerate the process of healing bruises or wounds.
6. Alleviates sore muscles
Massage your sore muscles with some Vicks VapoRub and then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie down until the pain goes away. Repeat the process three times a day for best results.
7. Moisturizes your skin
Vicks VapoRub can moisturize the dry skin on your body. You just have to put some on the affected areas and you’ll soon see positive results.
8. Relieves chest congestion and cough
Treating chest congestion and cough associated with colds is what made the ointment so popular.
9. Sinus headaches
Put some Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply in order to relieve your sinus headaches. The menthol content is a great ingredient for soothing your headaches.
10. Prevent your pet peeing inside
Put an open container of Vicks VapoRub in different areas of your house to keep your pet from peeing there.
11. Relieves ear pain
Put a cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub in your painful ear and you should notice immediate improvement. You can also warm up a garlic clove then apply Vicks on it and insert the clove in the opening of the painful ear.