We all know Vicks VapoRub for its mentholated topical ointment and use as a cough suppressant applied to the chest and throat. Vicks has been around for generations now and remains a household staple for many, but did you know that Vicks VapoRub can cure a bunch of other health problems?
It sure can, and we’re happy to spread the news, especially with this odd and amazing treatment of garlic and Vicks VapoRub. It’s an odd combination but an incredible cure. To fight off an uncomfortable ear infection and bring relief from pain, warm up a garlic clove in your microwave for about 10 seconds. Then put some Vicks Vapo Rub on one end of the clove and place it in your ear. This fights the infection and feels soothing. Wow, what a miracle cure.
Here are more incredible cures from head to toes using Vicks VapoRub:
1. Battles Pimples Away
Apply Vicks VapoRub to pimples at night before heading to sleep. The ointment will dry up your acne and begin clearing up your complexion. Three active ingredients in VapoRub are eucalyptus, camphor, and menthol.
2. Mosquito Repellent Rescue
Vicks VapoRub is a cheap way to keep the biting bugs away. Just apply some on your exposed skin and clothing, and watch mosquitoes ignore you. Cedarleaf oil in the rub is a natural insect repellent.
3. Fast Headache Relief
Sometimes that headache just won’t disappear, but Vicks can help. The mentholated scent is enough to bring relief. Just massage a little ointment around the temples and forehead.
4. Beat Hobbit Feet
Do you have thick callused feet like the Hobbit? Apply VapoRub under your feet and put on socks. The ointment heals cracks, calluses and leathery-like soles.
5. Soothe Minor Burns
Sometimes we get burned by a glue gun, curling iron, waffle iron or any other common way. Gently apply a little rub on the burn, and watch the sting go away.
6. Tame Toe Nail Fungus
Fungus on the toenails can be embarrassing. Now quietly defeat the problem with a twice day application of Vicks VapoRub on your affected toes. The ointment contains strong, anti-fungal properties.
7. Minor Ache Massager
Are you a weekend warrior, played too hard, and now your body is feeling the burn? Massage the rub onto tired muscles and watch your body find cool relief.
8. Bug Bite Relief
If you forgot to apply the rub and the mosquitoes already got you, then apply a little Vicks on the swollen bite for relief. The menthol/camphor alleviate the itch.
9. Excellent for Eczema
For those frustrated by this common skin condition, treat your eczema to a little TLC. Apply to affected areas to soothe inflammation and itch.
10. Post-Splinter Relief
Removing a splinter feels good because it needs to get out. Now, apply a little rub onto the wound for fast, anti-fungal healing.
11. Bye-Bye Warts
Dab a little ointment onto your wart and cover it with duct tape. In a few days, it should fall off.
12. For Cheaper Chapstick
Vicks VapoRub makes for an inexpensive and reliable lip balm. Just apply to lips and watch a dry, chapped pucker disappear.