7 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub
14 October 2016
1) Soothe aching muscles
Aside from decongesting your chest, Vicks can help to relieve sore muscles by increasing blood circulation. Simply apply a generous amount to your aching muscles overnight and you’ll wake up in the morning feeling brand new!
2) Rid nail fungus
If you suspect that you have an infection or fungus on your toenails, you can apply Vicks to the nail. Don’t be alarmed if the nail turns dark- this just means that the ointment is killing the fungus. The dark nail will grow out and you will be left with fungus-free-feet. Keep applying the ointment for another few weeks just to be sure you’ve rid all the bacteria.
3) Stop your cat from scratching
Whilst they may be adorable, cats are known for scratching every hard surface they get their claws on. To stop your kitty ruining all your walls and doors, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these surfaces. Cats absolutely hate the smell and will make sure to steer clear of the area!
4) Help with papercuts and splinters
By applying VapoRub to small cuts or splinters, it can help to prevent infection along with speeding up the healing time.
5) Relieve headaches
VapoRub can help to relieve some of the pressure in your head which is causing you a pesky headache. Just rub a small amount on your forehead and it should instantly get rid of the pain.
6) Get rid of ticks
If you are ever bitten by a nasty little tick, you can apply VapoRub to the area and the strong smell should get the tick to release itself and stop bugging you!
7) Banish mosquitoes
There are many home remedies for getting rid of mosquitoes, but VapoRub is a sure fire way to rid yourself of the insects. Apply a small amount to your skin and clothes to prevent being bitten. However, if you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a plaster to help with the itching!