Have you ever used Vicks VapoRub for keeping away insects and mosquitoes? Well, most of you have not. A popular choice of many, Vicks VapoRub is mostly needed for the treatment of symptoms related to cough and cold. However, there are several people, who use this product unconventionally to gain some added benefits rather than just healing chest congestion or headache and some of them have been listed below.

20 unconventional ways of using Vicks VapoRub

  1. Relieves acne

One of the most common skin problems, acne can be healed using Vicks. All you need to do is to apply Vicks on the affected area for a few times and leave.

  1. Sinus headache

Take some Vicks and apply it under your nose. Sniff it and see how the menthol present in Vicks relieves your sinus headache.

  1. No more insects

No more pest control needed for removing the insects from your home. Just open a bottle of Vicks and get rid of insects whether at home or at outside. You can also take some Vicks and apply it on elbows, inner knees, back of years and neck to put off insects.

  1. Get rid of mosquitoes

Take some Vaseline and rub it on your clothes as well as skin to get rid of mosquitoes.

  1. Skin miniaturization

If dry skin is bothering you in the winters, take some Vicks and rub to get a soothing effect.

  1. Treat bruises

Take some Vicks and add a pinch of salt to it. Now, apply it on the bruise to cure it completely.

  1. Treat your sore muscles

Massage the sore muscles with some Vicks then cover it with a warm towel, completely dry. Rest the area by lying down or lifting it from the ground, till the pain is reduced. For the best results, repeat this thrice a day.

  1. Forget cracked heels

No need to cover your heels for hiding the cracks. Now, wear socks after applying some Vicks on your heels and feet at night. Open it in the morning and wash the area with lukewarm water. Rub the skin using a pumice stone for complete exfoliation. Repeat the same process for a few days till the skin becomes completely smooth.

  1. Cure fungus in toenail and fingernail

Apply Vicks twice a day on the infected area and cover it with socks or gloves. Trim

  1. Heal tennis elbow

Take Vicks, camphor and menthol together. Rub it in the tennis elbow till the pain stops.

  1. Relieve cough and congestion

Follow the common technique of rubbing Vicks on chest and throat to get relief from common cold symptoms.

  1. Heal splinters and cuts

Now, preventing infection and pacing up the process of healing splinters or cuts is not very difficult. Just apply Vicks on the affected area and leave.

  1. Remove stretch marks

If the visible stretch marks are dampening your look, apply Vicks in the affected area for a couple of weeks and see the change in skin.

  1. No more cats scratching

Scratch marks of cats is something quite annoying. If you want to prevent cats from scratching doors, walls or windows, all you need to do is to take some vicks and apply it on those areas.

  1. No more peeing of pet

If your pets are damaging rugs or linens by peeing on them, refrain them from doing this just by placing a bottle of Vicks opened up in the area.

  1. Eczema relief

Itchiness and inflammation of eczema can be quite bothering. Relieve them by applying Vicks on the affected area.

  1. Keep horses focused

If lack of concentration is a problem with your horse, you can rub some Vicks on its nostrils during the race day. The smell of Vicks will prevent the horse from getting the smell of pony and it will perform better.

  1. Athlete feet is not a problem now

Take some Vicks and apply it on the athlete’s feet twice daily. This will cure the condition gradually.

19.Wart removal

Treat warts by applying some Vicks on the affected area and covering it with socks or gauze. Do this for around a fortnight to heal the condition.

20.Eases ear pain

Put some Vicks in a cotton ball and stuff it into the paining ear to get immediate relief. Apart from cotton balls, you can also take some garlic cloves and heat it in the microwave for around 10 seconds. Put Vicks on both end of the heated garlic cloves and put it inside the ear to get relief.

Source: Fit Body Center