Probably most of you have tried using the VapoRub to treat a headache, cold, congested nose, cough and throat stiffness. Well, in this article you are about to see we will present you with the most amazing 21 uses of Vicks VapoRub. The VapoRub has been used for more than 100 years.

It is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestant.

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  1. Sinus headache – if you happen to be suffering from a sinus headache we have a trick that you should immediately do. Apply some Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply. The Vicks can help you calmdown your headache.
  2. Alleviate the sore muscles – so, first of all, take some Vicks and massage your muscles with it. Then, cover the area with a warm ad dry towel. Lie down or lift the sore part of your body up until the pain goes away, and do this procedure three times within a day.
  3. Ease acne – even though it may sound a bit strange to you, the Vicks can help you clear your skin. Just apply it on the affected area a couple of times within a day. It will dry out the acne and sooth the affected area.
  4. Keep away the insects – rub some of the Vicks VapoRub on your neck, elbows, inner knees, and behind your ears to keep the insects away. And if you’re on a picnic and want to keep all the fies away, just open a bottle of Vicks.
  5. No more bruising – combine a pinch of salt with the Vicks VapoRub and apply it on a fresh bruise to help you get rid of it in a quick way.
  6. Reek-free racehorses – all of the professional horse racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of the horses on the day of the race in order to prevent the horses from the stench of the female pony and keep them focused on the race.
  7. Relieve the terrible pain in the ear – put some Vicks on a cotton ball and gently put it in your painful ear. The relief will come instantly.
  8. Athlete’s feet – to heal athlete’s feet, just apply Vicks twice a day.
  9. Tennis elbow – if you are suffering from a pain from a tennis elbow, apply some Vicks, because the camphor and the menthol which are found in it will ease your pain. Rub it again until the pain goes away.
  10. Treat the cracked heels – just before you go to bed, apply some Vicks on your heels and put your socks on. The next morning, right upon wakening up, wash your feet with warm water. Then, exfoliate the skin with a pumice stone. In order to maintain the smoothness and health of your heels, do this every night.
  11. Fingernail or toenail fungus – apply some Vicks two times a day on your infected fingernail or toenail. Then, put your socks on. Do not forget to trim your nails until all of the infected part is removed.
  12. Relieve your congestion symptoms and cough – just apply some Vicks on your chest and throat.
  13. Prevent your cat from scratching – in order to prevent your cat from scratching things, apply some Vicks on your windows, doors and walls.
  14. Your cuts and splinters will heal faster – just apply some VapoRub in order to make the splinters and cuts heal faster.
  15. Put off mosquitoes – to keep the mosquitoes away just pus some Vicks on your clothes.
  16. Moisturize your skin – you can treat dry skin by regularly applying Vicks on it.
  17. Stretch marks – decrease the visibility of your stretch marks by applying some Vicks VapoRub on the afffected areas. After two weeks of regular application you will notice some positive results.
  18. No more eczema – ease your inflammation and itchiness from the eczema by applying some Vicks on the affected skin.
  19. Prevent your pet from peeing – to prevent your pet from peeing around the house, place open bottles of Vicks on those areas.
  20. Remove the warts – apply Vicks two times in a day and cover it with socks. You will feel better within just a couple of days. You can continue this treatment for about a week or two, until the wart completely disappears.
  21. Stretchmarks removing and fat burning cream – if you want to decrease your body fat and be one step closer to your desired figure, then use the Vicks VapoRub. Just bear in mind that it will not do wonders for you, but will stimulate the burning of the fat in the problematic areas, such as the abdomen or the legs.

You  can also fight the accumulation of fat by making the skin tissues firmer. Mix some Vicks VapoRub, baking soda, camphor, and a bit alcohol.

Apply this mixture on the areas you seem fir and cover it with a black plastic or a clamping strip. You can do this at your home, in your workplace, or before you start working out.

The composition of the VapoRub includes levomenthol, which if used alone, can lead to rash. But, this is why it is dissolved in Vicks, making it completely safe to use and is combined with eucalyptus oil.

The camphor can also lead to rash, this is why you should be very careful when using it and buy only the commercial product packaging. For the preparation part, just mix up all the ingredients, along with the crushed average camphor tablete until you get a homogenous paste.

Then, place it in a plastic or a glass container.Apply the cream in the evening with circular movements on your skin.

Then wrap the area around with a plastic bag and let it sit throughout the night. Use this cream before doing your exercises or while you are at home.