Some Amazing Uses of Vicks Vaporub You Might Do Not Know
Vicks VapoRub is a well-known gel that can help you relieve colds, belly fat, headaches, cough, congested nose, throat stuffiness, provide silky and smooth skin, and many more. That’s because of its ingredients: menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, and other ingredients in a petroleum base.
This amazing gel can be also used for many other uses that you haven’t heard of:
• Repel mosquitoes – apply it on your skin and clothing and enjoy the amazing summer nights out.
• Reduces headaches caused by sinuses – apply the gel below your nose and take a deep breath. The menthol will assist in providing relief from headache and cold.
• Keeps insects away – open the bottle to keep flies away. This is an amazing and eco-friendly trick.
• Ease acne – apply it on the affected area a few times daily to help it dry out acne.
• Alleviate sore muscles – massage the gel on your sore muscles and then cover it with a warm and dry towel. Lift the limb which is sore until the pain goes away. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day.
• Get rid of bruises – apply the gel on bruises and they will go away quickly.
• Tennis elbow – the menthol and camphor will help you feel better, so rub it on the affected spot and the pain will go away.
• Moisturize your skin – after its application on the skin you will be able to notice the results.
• Treat cracked heels – apply some gel on your feet and heels, put on socks, and go to sleep. Wash your feet with warm water the following morning. Repeat this activity every day.
• Fingernail or toenail fungus – apply the gel on the affected area twice a day. Put on some socks as soon as you apply it. Trim the nails until the fingernail recovers.
• Relieve congestion and cough – apply the gel on your throat and chest.
• Fast healing of splinters and cuts – speed up the healing time and prevent infections by applying Vicks on cuts and splinters.
• Prevent your cat from scratching your furniture – apply some gel on areas where your cat wants to scratch.
• Stretch marks – reduce the visibility of the stretch marks by applying the gel. You will be able to see positive results in several weeks of regular consumption.
• Reek-free racehorses – on the ace day, professional racers rub some gel on the horse’s nostrils so that they could prevent the animal from the stench of the female pony and keep the focused on the race.
• Prevent the pet from peeing inside – place a bottle on the places where your pet wants to wet.
• Relieve ear pain – take a cotton ball and put on some gel on it. Put the cotton ball in the painful ear. The same procedure can be also done but with a garlic clove, previously put in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then add some gel on it and place it in the ear.
• Remove warts – apply the gel on the warts 2 times a day and cover it with gauze and a sock. Repeat the procedure for 2 weeks until it goes away.
• Athlete’s feet – apply on our feet and help the condition heal.
• Fat burning cream – this gel can help you reduce fat. It stimulates the whole process, reduces fat accumulation, removes cellulite, and makes the skin tissue certain. Prepare the gel at your home, apply a bit of alcohol and apply it on the affected spots, covering it with black plastic or a clamping strip.
How to make Vicks VapoRub gel at home:
• Vicks VapoRub
• Sodium bicarbonate
Method of preparation:
Squeeze the camphor well and prepare a paste by mixing all of the ingredients. Apply it in the evening using circular motions and then cover it with a plastic wrap. Let it stay for half an hour or overnight.
NOTE: VapoRub contains levomenthol (solid white glass with mint flavor) so, do not use it directly. Camphor is also dangerous to your health, so it is not recommended that you use it directly. Try to use a commercial product package.