During cold and flu season, Vicks Vaporub is something that many people use to alleviate a wide range of symptoms.
Vaporub is made with eucalyptus, camphor oil, and menthol. It can help to relieve a cough and nasal congestion. However, there are many more uses for this unique product, and some will surprise you. We have found seven excellent ways to use Vicks VapoRub.
1. Treats nail fungus
Do you have unsightly nail fungus? Simply apply a little VapoRub to the nail or nails that are infected.
Do this in the evening and put on socks. Wash your feet in the morning and try to trim as much of the infected nail as possible. Repeat nightly until your nails look and feel good again. It really works, according to clinical studies many test persons experience positive effects.
2. Foot Care
This i one of the best moisturisers around for trapping in water. Before going to bed, you can soften and heal problem areas on your feet, like cracked heels. Put VapoRub on the affected areas and put on socks.
Keep in mind that the socks will have a very strong menthol smell the next morning. Wash your feet in the morning with cold water and then scrub the dead skin away.
Then, apply a softening foot product or lotion. Repeat every night and you will see a big difference in the condition of your feet.
3. Get a tick out
If you get bitten by a tick, rub VapoRub directly onto the tick immediately.
The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you, according to DivineCaroline.com.
4. Reduces blisters
If you lubricate your blisters with VapoRub, they will begin to disappear quickly.
5. Trains Pets
Even if your pet is house trained, accidents may still happen. If you find that it often happens in certain places, you can apply a little VapoRub to that place because both cats and dogs dislike the smell of it.
6. Stop the cat from scratching the furniture
Just like point four, a little VapoRub can help to stop your cat from destroying your furniture, curtains, or doors.
7. Relieve bruises
Apply a little of the product to your bruise to help speed up the healing process. The ointment makes the swelling go down faster.
8. Relieve muscle and back pain
Thanks to the fact that VapoRub contains certain natural ingredients, it can help to relax your stressed muscles. For example, if you have “tennis elbow” try rubbing the area with Vicks VapoRub to relieve the pain.
9. Eases Earaches
Try put a small amount of Vaporub on a cotton ball and place it in your ear for a few hours.
According to KSL.com: “For mild earaches, use a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in your ear for several hours, several times a day. This will help reduce the pain, but it will not clear up a possible infection.”
10. Heal stretch marks
It might sound crazy, but try VapoRub on your stretch marks.
“It really helps to accelerate not only the toning down of the bright colors of the stretch mark, but it helps finally have them fade, and usually heals them up totally”, according to Dr. Doug Willen,
I had no idea that this genius product had so many uses! Vick’s VapoRub is something I’m always keeping at home from now on.
Which of these uses have you tried successfully? Do you have any other VapoRub recommendations? Let us know in the comments.
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