Vick's VapoRub has become the trusted and classic medicine for clearing up chest congestion, but did you know that there's other uses for ths product which can help with other ailments? These surprising tips and tricks will make you see VapoRub in a whole new light.
vicks vapourub Stop Headaches
Headaches can hit you without warning and are extremely common. You can use VapoRub to alleviate the pain. Rub a bit under your nose and breathe deeply. The menthol in the rub will help you clear up your headache. You can also try rubbing some vicks on your temples for light relief as well.
2 tears on demand
If you need to shed a tear on cue for a photo shoot or stage performance then rub a small quantity of Vicks VapoRub under your eyes.
3. NATURAL INSECT REPELLANT
Vicks VapoRub contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellant. Just rub a little on your skin and clothes. You don’t have to rub it all over, just apply small dabs on your ankles, wrists, neck, inner elbows, knees and behind your ears. The smell of the menthol in it will repel the insects away. You can also rub it on bug bites to relieve itching.This is perfect for camping or when traveling through humid areas
You can add some vicks to an airfreshener or other devices that transmit scent so it circulates around an entire room. This is great way to clear congestion if you're sick or just freshen up a room with the scent of Vick's.
It might sound a little crazy, but Vicks VapoRub helps in clearing your skin. Apply it on acne several times a day. This will soothe and dry out acne.
5. Bruise relief
To quickly get rid of your fresh bruises, apply some Vicks mixed with a pinch of salt onto them.
6. Prevents Your Cat or other animals from Scratching on things
If you are annoyed by your cat scratching your walls, windows, and doors, rub some Vicks on these places and this will deter you cat from ever doing that ever again.
7. Treats Eczema
Reduce the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area.
8 Fix Dry, Cracked Heels
Heels and hands are prone to dryness, and the winter does not help. If skin goes too long without moisture, you could end up with cracked skin, which can be very painful.
To combat this, hydrate your skin with VapoRub once a day, and layer with socks or bandages until the cracks have healed.
9 Replacement wound and pain relief for creams such as Neosporin
If you run out of Neosporin, use VapoRub as a replacement. Spread a thin layer around the wounded area (splinters, cuts, etc.) to help accelerate the healing process. It also helps protect against germs and bacteria.
10. Stop a squeaky door hinge
In an emergency vicks can be used instead of oil to eliminate a sqeaky door hinge. Just rub a touch of vicks on the problem hinge.
11. Cure toenail fungus
Fungus can infect the nail bed and causes the nail to thicken and discolor. The thickening may push the nail away from the toe, possibly causing loss of the nail. Studies have found thymol, an ingredient in VapoRub, is effective at treating toenail fungus. Wash your feet thoroughly and dry them. Apply VapoRub to the affected toenails, getting into all the nooks and crannies, and apply it under the nail if possible. Wrap the nail in a band-aid and keep it clean. It might take anywhere from
10 days to six weeks to cure the fungus, so repeat the process with your doctor's advice until the fungus is gone.
12. Soothe earaches
An earache can be caused by many things. If its caused by a common cold then one Home Remedy is a cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub to ease the pain. Simply rub a little on a cotton ball and place it in the ear and move it around a little. This will help ease the pain.
13 SOOTHE MINOR BURNS
For minor burns, such as steam burns in the kitchen, run it under cold water and then rub some Vicks on it for quick relief.
14. Tennis Elbow
The camphor and menthol contained in Vicks will help your pain from tennis elbow disappear.
15 TENNIS ELBOW
Vicks Vaporub can be used as a topical analgesic to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains of achy muscles and joints. If you are suffering from tennis elbow, then rub Vicks VapoRub to get rid of the pain. Menthol and camphor in Vicks will heal the aching elbow. Massage the area until the pain stops.
16. Use it on your lips
Apply a small amount of VapoRub for fuller, softer lips. VapoRub contains menthol, which is a natural lip plumper. Since it is also made from Vaseline (petroleum jelly), it will soften your lips too. Be careful to not apply this to chapped or cracked lips, as the menthol can irritate them.
17. Removes Warts on feet
3:52 be very careful when putting Vick’s in ear in wouldn’t even do it at all I kept on putting Vick’s in my ear constantly and I ended up getting a swollen ear canal just don’t put it in you ear my doctor told me there’s a certain ingredient in it that can irritate certain parts like your inner nose and ears don’t do it
I appreciate the video creator’s desire to help, but as an eye care professional, DO NOT PUT VICKS VAPORUB ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR EYES!! Not even on upper or lower lids, nowhere between the cheek bone & brow bone. The petroleum, as it soaks in to the skin, can deliver the menthol into the eye and cause serious corneal burn and/or ulcer, which in worst-case can result in the need for corneal transplant. The damage can be even worse if you wear contact lenses. I beg you, don’t do this.
you are totally right but as a TV producer and presenter we use this trick to get tears on demand, so it is not something that could be used that is why it is within the wired uses, but as a pharmacist i know what you mean and thanks for your comment
I learned this when I was living in Molokai Wake my grandparents
My grandmother taught me this
She taught me a lot it was very helpful
to me I grew up using the remedy when I had my children I need did work It is go to hear someone explaining this to the people I hold dear realize how important the Vic's is Thank you very much take good care of yourself God-bless you and your family amen
The problem with this is that petroleum jelly is really toxic and shouldn't be used on the human body!This study was interesting because it evaluated both the long term storage potential of these hydrocarbons in the body, and also a woman’s ability to pass them on to her child through breastfeeding. It looked at fat tissue samples obtained from women during a c-section and also a follow up of breast milk samples and found a strong correlation between the amounts in fat tissue and the amounts passed on in breastmilk.
This suggests the potential for long-term accumulation of these hydrocarbons in the body. The study found no link between nutritional habits and hydrocarbon levels in the body but did find a strong potential link between cosmetic and beauty product use and contamination, suggesting that beauty products may be a major source of hydrocarbon exposure.
As moms, this study is especially interesting, since it shows the potential for passing on these contaminants to our children during breastfeeding. We also know that we can’t metabolize these substances, so they can build up in the body and are difficult to remove.
Many products (including petroleum jelly) contain chemicals called xenoestrogens which may increase estrogen problems in the body. Studies have shown that these chemicals may act on hormone receptors in the body and lead to estrogen dominance.
More Serious Problems
There is the potential that petroleum based products contain other harmful chemicals like 1,4 dioxane, a known carcinogen found in almost a quarter of all beauty products tested. There is also potential that it may contribute to other types of cancer because of its estrogenic properties.
If you are looking for a simple alternative to petroleum jelly or Vaseline®, try:
Shea Butter– A natural skin superfood that is high in Vitamins A, E and F. It also contains beneficial fatty acids that nourish skin and it may reduce skin inflammation and increase collagen production. It is excellent on its own or in homemade beauty products.
Cocoa Butter-A great source of antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, cocoa butter is another great product for skin. There is even some evidence that it may reduce the signs of aging.
Beeswax– A great substitute for the waterproof and protective properties of petroleum jelly without the hydrocarbons. Though not usually used alone, beeswax can be blended into homemade beauty products for its skin-protective ability and is especially good in lip balms and body creams.
Coconut Oil– Coconut oil has so many benefits, internal and external, and it can be great for the skin. It does cause breakouts in some people, so I always suggest testing on a small area of skin first, but it is a source of skin-nourishing fatty acids, lauric acid and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Almond Oil– A liquid oil that is fragrance free and nourishing to skin.
Jojoba Oil-A perfect choice for skin care because it naturally resembles sebum, the oily substance naturally produced by the body to nourish and protect skin. I like to mix Jojoba Oil with shea butter for a simple natural lotion.
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My point... Vic's put in the place where hemorrhoids make their home = relief and recovery, it's a vasal dialator so shrinks your butt roots and the menthol is a natural pain reliever... Better than any tucks or perspiration H!!!
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