21 Unusual Uses of Vicks VapoRub

Every person should always have Vicks VapoRub because it is one of the most versatile products ever made since it can be used in the treatment of numerous health issues.

In this article, we will present you 21 ways in which you can use this amazing product and feel better.

Insect Repellent

Just open Vicks VapoRub bottle open, and the mosquitoes and flies will go away.

Prevents Bruises

In order to eliminate bruises, you just have to mix some salt in the Vicks and apply it on the bruises.

Calms Sore Muscles

In order to calm sore muscle, apply Vicks on the area and massage it. After the massage, use a dry and warm towel to cover the limb. Remove the towel once the pain is gone. Perform this method 3 times per day.


Vicks can be used as a skin moisturizer.

Tennis Elbow

As we previously mentioned, Vicks contains menthol and camphor which is why it can relieve pain from tennis elbow. All you have to do is to massage the area until you feel that there is no longer pain.

Mosquito Repellent

Just apply a little bit of Vicks VapoRub on your skin and clothes, and the mosquitoes will disappear for sure.

Decreases Sinuses Headaches

For those who are suffering from sinuses headaches, Vicks VapoRub is the best solution since it contains menthol content. Just apply it under your nose and breathe deeply.

Soothes Acne

It has the ability to soothe the affected area and dry acne, all you have to do is to apply it several times on a daily basis.

Treatment for Cracked Heels

Vicks is the best solution for cracked heels, just apply some of it on your feet and heels and put on cotton socks. The next morning, wash your feet with warm water and exfoliate them with a pumice stone. Do this procedure every night.

Treatment for Fingernail or Toenail Fungus

In order to get rid of toenail fungus, just apply some Vicks on  the infected area and put on cotton socks. Perform this method two times on a daily basis.

Soothes Congestion and Cough Symptoms

Vicks is the best solution for relieving congestion and coughs, all you have to do is to apply some of it on your throat and chest.

Keeps the Cats from Scratching

Apply Vicks on your doors, windows and prevent your cat from scratching your furniture.

Heals Cuts and Splinters Very Fast

In order to fasten the healing process, just rub some Vicks on your cut or splinter. It will also help you prevent infection.

Reek-free Racehorses

In order to stay focused the entire time during the rase, Racers apply some Vicks under the horse’s nostrils.

Treatment for Eczema

Apply some Vicks in order to reduce the itchiness and inflammation of eczema.

Soothes Terrible Earache

Use a cotton ball in order to apply some Vicks in the painful ear. Moreover, you can put Vicks on the end of a warned garlic clove as well, and put the clove in the ear.

Treatment for Athlete’s Feet

Apply Vicks two times per day in order to heal athlete’s feet.

Eliminate Warts

In order to get rid of warts, you should rub Vicks on the affected area and secure it with gauze. Do this procedure twice a day for 2 weeks.

Cream for Fat Burning

Mix Vicks with baking soda, camphor and rub this mixture on the areas where you want to reduce cellulite and fat. Use a plastic bag to cover it.

Against Stretch Marks

Apply Vicks on your stretch marks for at least 2 weeks, and they will disappear for sure.

Your Pet Will Not Pee Inside Anymore

In order to prevent your pet urinating inside your house, you should leave an open Vicks bottle in the places where your pet usually urinates.

Applying Vicks alone can lead to rush since it contains levomenthos, but on the other hand, it also contains eucalyptus oil which makes it safe for usage.

Camphor is harmful, so avoid using it directly.

Homemade Vicks VapoRub

Needed Ingredients:

  • Vicks VapoRub
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Camphor (squeezed)
  • Alcohol


In order to prepare a paste, mix all the ingredients together. Once prepared, store it in a glass or plastic container. You should apply the paste before bedtime, by doing circular movement. Use a plastic bag to cover and let it stand for 30 minutes, or overnight.

Source: healthandhealthyliving

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