Vicks VapoRub is one of the most popular ointments in the world. It is commonly used to relieve chest congestion as well as symptoms of colds and the flu, and is usually applied on the chest, back and nose. However, besides treating colds and the flu, VapoRub has many more uses that you probably never heard of.
Today we’re going to show you how VapoRub can help you relieve numerous diseases and conditions.
Relieves ear pain
There are 2 ways in which VapoRub can relieve ear pain – you can either soak a cotton ball in the gel and put it in the infected ear, or heat a clove of garlic, dip it in VapoRub and insert in in your ear. Whatever option you choose, you will relieve the ear infection quickly.
Headaches caused by sinusitis
If you’re suffering from sinusitis-caused headaches, apply a small amount of VapoRub under your nose and inhale. This will provide instant relief and prevent the headache from coming back.
Keeps your skin hydrated
Apply some VapoRub on your sky patches of skin to hydrate it immediately.
Heals cracked heels
Rub some VapoRub on your feet before going to bed and put on your socks, then rinse the feet with warm water in the morning and rub them with a pumice stone. This will effectively remove all dead skin from your feet and resolve the problem of cracked heels.
The strong scent of the ointment can keep insects away and protect you from their bites. Just rub some VapoRub on your skin and clothes and you will never have to worry about insects again.
Although it seems pretty far-fetched, the idea of VapoRub fighting acne actually works! Many people have used the ointment to defeat pimples and acne and soothe the inflammation on their face.
Heals minor bruises
Applying VapoRub and a bit of salt on your bruises can effectively accelerate the healing process.
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Apply the ointment on your stretch marks for 2 weeks and you will easily reduce their appearance.
Relieves sore muscles
Massage your muscles after a workout with some VapoRub and cover them with a hot towel to relieve the pain and relax your muscles.