Probably, you all know about the Vicks VapoRub. It exists more than a century, and it is used in every home.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Vicks began as a home solution to fight the flu, colds, etc. In the 1980s, Proctor & Gamble bought it, and it spread worldwide.
The ingredients of this remedy are menthol, camphor, oils of thyme, eucalyptus, and nutmeg. This ointment cools and calms at the same time. Separately, every item has special uses like easing the pain, lowering the itching, anti-fungal, heightening circulation, and treating acne.
Nowadays, people use Vicks VapoRub for coughs even for stretch marks. The good old cleverness should find manners to use the product for other things. There is nothing strange in using Vicks VapoRub as a decongestant due to its properties.
This remedy is probably at your home now, so we should look at some smart ways in using it in our everyday lives.
1. Pimple Buster
If you have a huge pimple that attracts attention, use Vicks. It has ingredients that are antiseptic and healing. Take from the Vicks and rub your pimple, it will dry out and vanish.
Do you have a headache due to sinus inflammation? Rub a little bit of Vicks under your nose, and try inhaling it. It will open up your blocked paths. Also, there is another way for treating headaches. Rub Vicks on your temples because it is believed that it will lower the pressure from a headache.
3. Nail Fungus
The Vicks contains many ingredients that are anti-fungal and can treat the nail fungus. Take a cotton pad and Apply the Vicks on your infected area, let it take effect. It is good to wear socks while Vicks is working.
4. Stretch Marks and Cellulite
Well, probably you cannot believe in this, but yes, there are people who even make videos about the function of Vicks. There are many ways of using and applying Vicks on your stretch marks and cellulite, but you can simply use it as a lotion or balm, and rub the area.
5. Relieve the itch and sting
Grandmothers from all over the world use Vicks to relieve the pain and itch from poison ivy to bee and mosquito bites. Also, small bugs do not like Vicks when it is used as a weapon against them. All you need to do is rub it on your skin and let it do its magic.
6. Dry Feet
Use some VapoRub on your feet if you have a problem with dry skin. Pay attention to the extremely dry areas like the heels. Wear cotton socks during the night and wash it off with warm water the next day.
If you feel nausea, rub some Vicks under your nose, or make steam to inhale. The menthol aroma calms your sickness.
It really hurts when you burn your skin by touching something hot. Anyway, you are lucky, even the minor burns can be eased with Vicks. The balm contains camphor and some other ingredients that heal the burns and ease the pain.
9. Creaky Old Doors
Probably, you all have some annoying creaky old door at home. There is a solution, Vicks can help, you should try it out!
10. Use Vicks in the Shower
You know you can inhale it in two ways, but there is a third way. You can make your shower “bubbles.” Put them on the floor in the bathroom and let the hot water dissolve them into steam.
An old advertisement from the ‘20s says that Vicks can treat bruises. Camphor and menthol contained in the Vicks can improve the circulation. And, that helps the bruises to heal quicker. Just massage the affected area and let it take effect.
Also, it is important for you to remember that there is no scientific proof of these techniques. So, be careful! However, you should always ask for a doctor’s advice before using any home remedies.