Vicks VapoRub has been around for more than 100 years and is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Vicks VapoRub is a popular common cold remedy with medicated vapors. Its main ingredients — camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus — help us relieve cough and nasal congestion. Recently people have discovered many interesting, unique and unconventional ways to use the minty smelling ointment. Vicks has become a useful household commodity in more ways than one, while originally just used as a treatment for a congested chest. Have you used Vicks VapoRub in any of these unique ways before?
Here Are 12 Brilliant Uses For Vicks VapoRub You’ve Probably Never Thought Of:
1. Helps Get Rid Of Belly Fat
Mix one tablespoon of crushed tablet camphor, one tablespoon of alcohol, one tablespoon of baking soda, and half a jar of Vicks VapoRub until you get a paste. Before doing your physical exercises, apply this paste to your abdomen or to the area that you plan to work on for 1-2 hours, and wrap the area with any type of wrap. When you finish your workout, rinse with plenty of water.
While this is not a magical cream, it can stimulate fat burning in the problematic area, such as legs and the abdomen. It helps to reduce fat cells, removes cellulite and makes skin tissue firm. Users say that after using 2 to 3 times per week regularly they’ve been able to see results.
2. Relieves Muscle And Back Pain
The natural ingredients in Vicks VapoRub helps to relax stressed muscles. If you’re hurting from “tennis elbow,” try massaging some Vicks on the affected area until the pain is gone.
3. Relieves Headaches
One of the main ingredients in Vicks VapoRub, menthol, helps lower blood pressure in the head and serves as a way to relieve pain. Just rub in a little on your forehead and allow your headache to sift away.
4. Moisturize Your Skin
If you have dry skin, simply apply some Vicks VapoRub to the dry areas and you will likely be pleased with the results. People also report positive effects when leaving VapoRub on pimples and acne overnight, likely due to the healing eucalyptus found in the topical ointment.
5. Relieves Earaches
Apply some Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and then put it in the ear experiencing pain. You will notice some amount of relief quite quickly. While this method does help relieve ear pain, it doesn’t cure the infection itself, so remember to see your doctor as well.
6. Helps Get Rid Of Bruises
Mix a pinch of salt into some Vicks VapoRub then gently apply it to your bruise. The ointment will reduce swelling, and cause the bruise to heal and disappear faster.
7. Works As An Insect Repellent
Try using an open Vicks VapoRub jar to repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. It’s also a good substitute for mosquito spray on your body if you run out. perfect when you suddenly run out of repellent or you have left it at home.
8. Prevents Pet Incidents
Sometimes our lovable pets like to pee in places they shouldn’t. If you want to discourage them from peeing in places in the house, leave some Vicks in the specific areas where the incidents happen. Veterinarians claim that both dogs and cats can’t stand the smell of Vicks, so this method can be useful.
9. Reduce Stretch Marks
Try rubbing some Vicks VapoRub on any stretch marks. Many people report that within 2 weeks they see positive effects and they gradually become less visible.
10. Relieves Symptoms Of Eczema
Just apply Vicks VapoRub on the affected area to ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema. The menthol works to reduce itchiness, the alcohol removes bacteria, and the eucalyptus helps skin to heal and recover.
11. Fast Healing Of Cuts And Splinters
Simply apply Vicks VapoRub on any splinters or cuts to decrease the time of healing and prevent possible infection.
12. It Helps Take Care Of Your Feet
Vicks Vaporub can treat cracked heels, eliminate toenail fungus, gradually remove warts and heals athlete’s foot. Overall it’s an incredibly effective ointment for numerous conditions of the feet, and is why so many rub VapoRub on their feet several times per week.
Before going to bed, apply some Vicks to your heels, especially to the cracked and dry areas, and put your socks on. Make sure you’re using old socks because the next day they will have a super strong menthol smell. In the morning, wash your feet with cold water, use a pumice stone to scrub away dead skin, and then apply your regular foot care product. Keep doing so every night, and soon you’ll see some noticeable results.
General recommendations before using Vicks VapoRub
Just like any other product that is used on the skin, Vicks VapoRub must be tested on your skin before using it. To see if you have an allergic reaction, put some Vicks on the back of your hand and observe. If burning, redness, or any other symptoms occur, do not use continue use. Children under 2 should not use Vicks as it can adversely affect the respiratory tract of a developing child.If you have doubts, always consult your doctor before using.
Have a beautifully healthy day.
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