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10 Surprising Uses of Vicks VapoRub You’ve Never Heard Of


Vick’s VapoRub is one of the most popular and effective remedies, commonly used in the treatment of colds and congestion.

However, did you know that it is highly versatile and can be used as a cosmetic product, natural remedy, home improvement item, and much more?

Here are 10+ ways in which you can use it and enjoy its advantageous properties:

Relieves muscle pain- The application of VapoRub on the painful muscles will treat the inflammation and soreness

Treats earaches- Apply it using a cotton ball in the cup of the ear to alleviate your earache

Fights toenail fungus- One of its ingredients, thymol, effectively fight toenail fungus.

Softens the heels- Rub some VapoRub on the heels and leave it to act overnight. Put on socks, and in the morning, your heels will be as smooth as a baby.

Relieves headaches— Massage the temples with a few drops of it to soothe a headache.

Eliminates stretch marks- VapoRub is one of the most powerful ways to naturally get rid of your stretch marks.

Accelerates wound healing- Just apply it on the wounds to speed up the recovery.

Treats acne and pimples- Its regular application will treat and prevent the occurrence of pimples and acne.

Heals bruises- Mix some Vicks VapoRub with a pinch of salt and apply it to the affected areas to reduce the appearance of bruises.

Treats eczema- Apply it on the affected skin areas to soothe the inflammation.

Eliminates warts- Apply some Vicks VapoRub to the affected area, cover with a bandage or a band-aid and repeat twice daily to get rid of warts.

Fuller lips- The menthol in this product will make your lips fuller, plump, and softer.

Soothes tennis elbow- Rub some VapoRub on the affected area to relieve pain.

Aromatherapy- Add some of it to your humidifier to cleanse the air and freshen the room.

Fights bad odors- Place a bit of it under your nose to cover the unpleasant smell.

Stops a squeaky door hinge- Rub a bit of it on the door hinge, and the petroleum jelly (or Vaseline) it contains will stop the squeaking.

DIY shower bombs- Mix it with some baking soda and water, and you will get a soothing shower bomb.

Eliminates pesky mosquitoes – To prevent the visits of mosquitoes, just dab a bit of it on the clothes.

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