11 Surprising Uses For Vicks Vaporub You Didn’t Know About

Vicks Vaporub is a decongestant that has been used for 100years and has many uses besides curing colds and congested chest.

Stop a Squeaky Door Hinge

Vicks Vaporub will oil the door hinge and stop the squeaks.

Alleviate Acne and Blackheads

Apply Vicks Vaporub on acne and blackheads twice daily to soothe and dry them out.

Dissolve Bruises

Mix it with salt to prevent bruise marks.

Soothe Minor Burns

Put cold water on your burns and apply Vicks to relieve it.

Heal, toenail or Fingernail Fungus

Vicks contains thymol which contains oils that fight fungus. Apply it on your toenail until it grows out and continue to cut them.

Headache Relief

The scent of VapoRub will reduce head pressure and pain. All you have to do is apply it on your head and temples.


It will efficiently remove the splinter.

Tick Tamer

If you have a tick stuck in your skin apply Vicks to remove it.

Stretchmark Savior

Apply Vicks on the affected area for just 2 weeks and you will notice a huge difference.

Get Rid Of Eczema

Vaporub will reduce inflammation and stop itchiness.

Ear Pain Reliever

Dip a cotton ball in VapoRub in put in gently in the ear cannal to ease pain.

Homemade Vapor Rub:

  • 5 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa butter
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Beeswax
  • 30 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 12 Drops Each of Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary
  • 5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil


Melt the coconut oil and cocoa butter on a low heat. Add the beeswax till it melts. Remove it from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.  Add the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and tea tree oils.

Pour the mixture in a mason jar. You get 4oz of Vapor Rub in a creamy spreadable rub.

Source: getnaturalcures

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