Vicks VapoRub is a lifesaver when it comes to colds and it’s a #1-selling cough cold product for a good reason; it opens the sinuses and soothes coughs. It has been around for more than 100 years, but lately, people are using it for a lot more than its conventional and intended use.
There are a lot of cool ways to use VapoRub that are going to help you out in so many situations and here are 10 of them courtesy of Shared.
1. Fight off toe fungus
VapoRub contains menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil and has antiseptic and has antibacterial properties all helping to get rid of the unpleasant fungus.
2. Soothe sunburns
You can soothe painful sunburns by rubbing some VapoRub on them.
3. Moisturize chapped lips
There is no need for chapstick – use some of the vapor stuff and you will have the softest lips.
4. Ease earaches
For a painful earache put some VapoRub on a cotton ball which you’ll place in your ear and let it stay there for few hours. It will help because of its antiseptic properties.
5. Relieve headache pain
The menthol in this ointment will help with headaches. Just rob some of it on the temples.
6. Keep your heels soft
To get rid of painful cracked heels massage them with the cold curing gel and wear cotton socks for some time.
7. Helps to train animals
If your pet has an area in your home they particularly like, you can use VapoRub as a deterrent. The smell from the menthol jar will keep them away.
8. Soothe sore and achy muscles
Sore muscles after a workout are the worse. Soothe the pain by massaging some VapoRub on them.
9. Get rid of bruising
You can mix some salt with VapoRub and make those bruises disappear .
10. Fade stretch marks
It can even get rid of stretch marks. VapoRub has mixtures of oils that will moisturize the skin healing the one you have and preventing new ones from appearing.