I was wondering the other days how some common household items can have a real healing power for certain diseases. Vinegar, for example, can lower fever and cure toenail fungus. But, take for instance, Vicks Vaporub!
This topical ointment it’s used for treating cough, unclogging the nose, relieving headaches – the best over-the-counter decongestant!
Besides its basic uses, Vicks Vaporub has many other surprising uses that you didn’t know about. Of course, the manufacturers of this mentholated decongestant don’t write it on the label, but there are a lot of people who tried it for instance in treating toenail fungus.
It seems that its ingredients work well as a powerful antifungal, not only as a decongestant. Anyhow, toenail fungus is just one of the surprising uses that Vicks Vaporub is good at, so I listed below all Vicks Vaporub unconventional uses you definitely need to know about!
1. Treats Acne
To get rid of acne and other skin problems such as acne scars or brown spots, apply some Vicks Vaporub on the affected areas. It will dry out the acne and relieve the inflammation.
2. Heals Bruises
To speed up the healing process, just mix 1 tablespoon of Vicks Vaporub with 1 teaspoon of salt and apply the mixture on the bruise. Let it act for a 15 minutes.
3. Alleviates Sore Muscles
Massage your sore muscles with some Vicks VapoRub and then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie in bed until the pain disappears. Do this 3 times a day!
4. Tennis Elbow
Camphor and menthol found in Vicks Vaporub have the power to alleviate the pain caused by tennis elbow. slowly, the pain will fade away.
5. Repairs Cracked Heels
Before going to bed, apply a thick layer of Vicks Vaporub on your soles and heels, and then put on a pair of cotton socks. Let it act overnight! In the morning, wash your feet with warm water and scrub your heels with a pumice stone.
6. Treats Toenail Fungus
Easy! Just apply several times a day Vicks Vaporub on the affected toenail and put on a pair of cotton socks. Repeat this process until you remove the affected toenail. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards not to spread the fungus to other toenails.
7. Heals Cuts And Splinters
After removing a splinter apply a small amount of Vicks Vaporub to prevent the area from getting infected. The same process can be done for minor cuts! Don’t apply Vicks on bleeding cuts because it will sting!
8. Stretch Marks
Apply Vicks daily over the affected area, rub it deeply into the skin, and let it work as such. You will see improvements in within 2 weeks.
9. Best Treatment For Eczema
By applying Vicks on the affected area, you’ll get rid of the itch and you’ll reduce inflammation.
10. Get Rid Of Earache
Apply Vicks on a cotton ball and put it in your ear. You’ll get instant relief!
Remember: this remedy works wonders only to alleviate the pain. The next day you should visit a doctor.
11. Athlete’s foot
Apply a thick layer of Vicks on the affected area to get rid of the fungal infection.
12. Remove Warts
Apply Vicks VapoRub on the warts twice a day. Cover the area with a piece of gauze. In only several days the warts will disappear. Continue this treatment until the warts disappear completely.
You better keep one in your medicine cabinet!