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21 Unusual Uses of Vicks VapoRub


Vicks VapoRub is one of the most commonly used remedy for colds and also for reducing belly fat. Moreover, it is used for a silky and smooth skin and also as a topical analgesic that includes camphor, menthol, eucalyptus and similar ingredients in a petroleum base. Furthermore, Vicks VapoRub is being used for congested nose, throat stuffiness, headaches, and relieving coughs.

Vicks VapoRub can be used for a number of things and in this article read about 21 uses of Vicks.

1.Mosquito Repellent

All you need to do is apply Vicks VapoRub on your clothes and skin and the mosquitos will stay away.

2.Decreases Sinuses Headaches

Apply it under the nose and then take a deep breath. The reason Vicks is helpful is because it contains menthol.

3.Soothes Acne

You need to apply it on your acne a couple of times a day. Doing this will dry the acne and will soothe the affected area.

4.Insect Repellent

Use an open Vicks VapoRub bottle and keep the mosquitos and flies away.

5.Prevents Bruises

Mix a pinch of salt in the Vicks and then apply it on your bruises. It will eliminate them fast.

6.Calms Sore Muscles

You can massage your sore muscles with Vicks and alleviate the pain. After doing this, use a dry and warm towel to cover the limb. Remove it when the pain reduces. Do this 3 times on a daily basis.


Use Vicks as a skin moisturizer.

8.Tennis Elbow

Vicks contains menthol and camphor which is going to help you soothe the pain from tennis elbow. Make sure to massage the affected area till the pain disappears.

9.Treatment for Cracked Heels

Apply Vicks on your feet and heels prior to going to bed. Then, put on socks. When you wake up the next morning make sure to use warm water and wash your feet. Next, exfoliate your feet with pumice stone. Repeat this every night prior to going to bed.

10.Treatment for Fingernail or Toenail Fungus

Apply some Vicks on the infected fingernail or toenail and then put on socks. Repeat it twice a day and trim the nails till they are completely recovered.

11.Soothes Congestion and Cough Symptoms

All you need to do is apply it on your throat and chest and relieve congestion and coughs.

12.Keeps the Cats from Scratching

If you find your cat’s scratching your doors, windows and walls annoying, all you need to do is apply some Vicks on them and the cats are going to stop doing it.

13.Heals Cuts and Splinters Very Fast

Rub Vicks on your splinter or cut and speed up the healing process. This will also prevent infection.

14.Reek-free Racehorses

Some racers apply some Vicks under the nostrils of the horses and they stay focused on the race.

15.Against Stretch Marks

Using Vicks for two weeks will reduce your stretch marks.

16.Your Pet Will Not Pee Inside Anymore

Open a Vicks bottle and leave it on those placed you don’t want your pet to pee.

17.Treatment for Eczema

Apply some Vicks and reduce the itchiness and inflammation of eczema.

18.Soothes Terrible Earache

With the heap of a cotton ball rub some Vicks in ear which is aching. You can also put some Vicks on one of the ends of a warned garlic clove and put the clove in the ear.

19.Treatment for Athlete’s Feet

Apply Vicks twice a day in order to heal athlete’s feet.

20.Eliminated Warts

Rub some Vicks on the warts and fasten with a sock and gauze. Repeat this two times a day for two weeks and the wart will completely disappear.

21.Cream for Fat Burning

When combined with baking soda, camphor and a small amount of alcohol, Vicks can help you reduce cellulite and fat, particularly in your legs and stomach. Rub the mixture on the desired area and use a plastic bag to cover it.

Using Vicks alone can lead to rush because of its content of levomentholm. Nevertheless, because of its content of eucalyptus oil, Vicks is safe for use. Moreover, avoid using camphor directly since it is harmful.

Homemade Vicks VapoRub


Vicks VapoRub
Camphor (squeezed)
Sodium bicarbonate

How to prepare it:

Mix all of the ingredients into a paste and then store it in a plastic or glass container. Rub the paste doing circular motions prior to going to bed. Then, use a plastic bag to cover it and leave it overnight or for 30 minutes.

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