Why didn’t I know this 15 years ago?
We know much of the list: colds, headaches, congestion in the chest and throat, stuffy nose, coughs. Vick’s VapoRub is awesome, but I had no idea just how awesome.
VapoRub is more than 100 years old. It is perhaps the most commonly used non-prescription, over the counter decongestant medicines in the entire world.
Over time, people have come up with new and creative ways to use the old favorite. You could say that VapoRub is a miracle ointment!
My bet is this: you have not seen, nor tried, all twenty of these incredible uses of Vick’s VapoRub.
- Get Rid Of Mosquitoes – Apply the ointment on your clothing and skin and watch them fly away!
- Manage Sinus Headaches – The menthol in Vick’s helps with sinus headaches if applied under the nose. Take a breath!
- Acne Treatment – This ointment is fantastic for cleaning the skin. Place the rub on acne a few times per day, and watch it dry up. Your skin will also become smoother.
- Fend Off Flies – Put Vick’s on your elbows, knees, neck, and ears. Keep an open bottle of Vick’s near you. Flies hate it!
- Heal Bruises – Mix VapoRub with a little salt, rub it on bruises, and they will heal faster.
- Sore Muscles – Massage the muscles with Vaporub then cover with a dry, warm towel. Repeat twice per session.
- Moisturize Skin – Rub it in and feel the results.
- Tennis Elbow Treatment – The camphor and menthol in VapoRub will help relieve elbow pain after only a few applications
- Cracked Heel Treatment – Apply Vick’s to cracked heals then cover with socks prior to going to bed. In the morning, wash your feet with warm water and use pumice to exfoliate. Repeat nightly.
- Get Rid Of Nail Fungus – Apply VapoRub two times per day
- Cough And Congestion – Apply Vick’s to chest and throat
- Stop Cat Scratching – Place Vick’s on any area that your cat scratches and watch it stop
- Heal Splinters And Cuts – The application of Vick’s will increase healing speed
- Focus Your Racehorses – Professional jockeys put VapoRub on the noses of their horses. This prevents them from being distracted by the intoxicating scent of pretty phillies
- Minimize Stretch Marks – VapoRub brings results two weeks after application
- Stop Pets From Wetting Inside – Place an open bottle of Vick’s in key areas
- Minimize Eczema – VapoRub can ease itching and inflamation
- Ear Pain – Warm a garlic clove in the oven or microwave. Place Vick’s on the clove then gently place it in your ear
- Athlete’s Foot – Apply twice per day for results
- Wart Removal – Apply twice per day to the infected areas and cover with gauze. Two week removal time
Have you tried these amazing uses of Vick’s VapoRub? Chances are, you have not tried all of them.
Let us know how it works for you!