Vicks Vaporub has been on the market for over 100 years and it’s known as one of the most used over-the-counter decongestants. Our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers relied on the soothing, therapeutic properties of Vicks Vaporub to treat common cold symptoms.
Due to the main ingredients it contains – camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol – Vicks has an unforgettable odor that is easy to recognize and which will put you back on your feet after the first chest applications. But, Vicks has other superpowers that you are not probably aware of! Well, this over-the-counter decongestant may not be Superman or Spiderman, but it will make some aspects of your life much easier.
Ditch The Itch
Well, Vicks is a surprising, cooling way to get rid of that nasty irritation caused by an insect bite. Rub some Vicks on the bite — the Vaporub has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which will help speed up the recovery process and reduce the swelling. Plus, the menthol in the rub will help soothe the itch.
No More Cracked Heels
When dealing with dry,cracked heels…just open your medicine cabinet and grab that Vicks Vaporub, and before you go to bed, rub a thick layer of Vicks on your heel and then place a pair of socks on your feet. Let the ointment soak deeply into the skin overnight. Within just a few days, you will see noticeable results!
Buzz Off Athlete’s foot and Toenail Fungus
Getting rid of toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot is a long and stinky process, but Vicks Vaporub has that super power in speeding up the healing process. Honestly, most people don’t know why this decongestant works on toenail fungus but it does! It seems that the ingredients in Vicks such as camphor, cedar leaf oil, and thymol — all of which as natural nail fungus fighters. So, once again, rub your feet with Vicks at night and place socks over your feet in order to treat that pesky athlete’s foot. It will also have smelling minty fresh feet!
Stop Your Cat Scratching
Is your cat tearing up your walls, furniture and clothes while you’re away at work? Well, while most humans like the smell of Vicks, cats absolutely hate it. So, before heading to work in the morning, apply a small amount of Vicks on the affected areas that your cat loves to damage, and it will stay away for sure.
Get Rid Of Sore Muscles
Most outdoor adventures requires effort which will leave you with a bad muscle ache. But, Vicks can relieve some of that discomfort. Just massage the affected areas and cover with a warm towel. Your muscles will relax and you will get relief from the deep aches!
Buh-Bye Acne and Blackheads
Believe it or not, but Vicks seems to eliminate those blemishes on your face. You just need to apply it to your acne a couple of times on a daily basis. It will dry out your acne and soothe the affected skin area.
Speed-Up Bruise Healing
Clumsiness will end, most of the time, with some bad bruises. However, those bruises can be healed rapidly with some Vicks Vaporub and salt. If you mix a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub and apply it on a fresh bruise, it will help you get rid of it quickly.
No Pain, No Gain
Mild earaches will be a bad nightmare with Vicks Vaporub. It seems that the ingredients found in Vicks have soothing powers and it will ease the pain quickly. Just 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. After the pain is gone, you must see a doctor.
Relieve Sunburns and Burns
Whether you’ve end up with a sunburn or you just got a hot oil burn Vicks VapoRub can bring you relief and promote healing. So, just apply a small of Vicks on the burn and wait for the healing process.
Stretch Marks – Gone
If you end up with some unsightly stretch marks after giving birth or losing weight, just apply some Vicks Vaporub over them, wrap the area with some plastic foil. Repeat this procedure daily and you will see the results after two weeks of daily applying.