Vicks VapoRub is product commonly used for treatment of cold, cough, stuffy nose, throat and chest and headaches.

However, Vicks VapoRub is much more powerful than that.

It is used for hundred years and nowadays it is the best known over-the-counter decongestants.

Below are list 20 incredible uses of VapoRub and you surely will be surprised with each one:

Sinus headaches

Smear some of this ointment under your nose and take a deep breath. VapoRub contains menthol which is one of the best ingredients that can soothe headache.

Mosquito repellent

Apply a bit of this ointment on your clothes and your skin and keep the mosquitoes away.

Treat acne

This use may surprise you, but VapoRub can make your skin clear. Simply apply it on the affected area few times daily. This product will dry out the acne and in same time will soothe the inflammation.

Repel insects

Rub Vicks on your neck, inner knees, elbows and behind your ears. Another option is to open a bottle of Vicks and enjoy your picnic without any flies around. This probably is one of the most friendly ways to approach nature and repel insects.

Heal bruises

Prepare mixture of pinch of salt and Vicks and rub that combination onto a fresh bruise. On this way you will prevent any color changing or swelling.

Soothe sore muscles

Gently massage the aching muscles with this minty ointment. After that, wrap the muscle with awarm and dry towel. You can lift the aching limb and relax until the pain is gone. Repeat this procedure three times a day.

Hydrate your skin

On dry skin areas rub some Vicks and nourish your skin.

Tennis elbow

Vics is efficient for relieving pain from tennis elbow. It is interesting that menthol and camphor can do miracles when it comes to alleviating pain. All you need to rub well until the pain disappears.

Cracked heals

First rub some of this amazing ointment on your feet and heels and after that put on warm socks. Next morning rinse off with warm water. Take pumice stone and exfoliate the hard skin. You can repeat this treatment every night until you are satisfied with the results.

Nail fungus

Vicks will help you vanish fungus no matter if it is finger- or toe-nail. It is recommended to apply VapoRub on the affected nail two times a day and put on cotton socks. Next step is to trim the nail carefully until you get the infected part out.

Relieve congestion and cough

Simply rub Vicks onto the chest and throat.

Keep your kitty’s nails under control

You can keep the cat from scratching the walls, furniture or windows by rubbing some Vicks.

Heal cuts and splinters

In order to speed up the healing process and prevent the development of infections you can use Vicks VapoRub.

Reek-free Racehorses

This probably is the most interesting use: professional racers apply this ointment under the nostril of their racehorses on the day of the race. On this way they prevent the horses to be attracted to the smell of female ponies, and thus horses can focus on the race.

Stretch marks

You can reduce appearance of unattractive stretch marks by applying Vicks on the affected area. After two weeks of regular use you will notice some improvement.

Control your pet’s peeing

Set an open bottle of Vicks in the area your pet likes the most when it comes to peeing. It will never again wet on your expensive rug.

Treat eczema

Relieve eczema-induced itching and inflammation by applying Vicks on the affected skin area.

Relieve earache

First of all dip cotton ball in the ointment and then place it in the aching ear. You will feel instant relief.

Another solution is to warm one garlic clove in your microwave for 10 seconds. After that, apply a tiny bit of Vicks on one of its ends and carefully place the clove in your ear.

Athlete’s foot

If you suffer from Athlete’s foot it is recommended to apply this ointment two times a day.

Get rid of warts

First step is to apply Vicks on the wart and after that cover it with a clean cloth. You can use gauze or a sock, depending on the area. After few days you will notice some changes and the wart should disappear after 2 weeks.

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