18 Surprising Vicks VapoRub uses that everyone should know


Vicks VapoRub has traditionally been placed on the chest to help you breathe better. It is very useful during a cold, such as when bronchial congestion appears.

However, Vicks Vaporub has many benefits, including a number of uses and tips you should know about:

1. Soothes coughs

If you have a cough at night, massage the bottom of each foot with a little Vicks Vaporub. Then cover them with a pair of socks.

2. Relieves aches and pains

Apply and massage muscles with Vicks to relieve aches and pains.

3. Fights headaches

Rub some Vicks on your forehead and temples for quick headache relief. It will quickly make your headache go away.

4. Relieves ear pain

Apply a small amount of Vicks to a cotton ball and place it inside your ear to relieve ear pain if it is blocked.

5. Treats eczema

Apply some Vicks to an eczema outbreak to reduce itching and inflammation.

6. Helps hydrate dry heels


Apply Vicks twice a day on cracked heels and cover them with socks to activate the effect.

7. Treats stretch marks

Apply VapoRub to stretch marks. You should start to see a noticeable improvement after 2 weeks – let us know in the comments if it works for you!

8. Blocks unpleasant odors

Place a dab of Vicks under each nostril to create an odor barrier to unpleasant smells you may encounter during the day (at the office, at the gym, on the subway or anywhere else…).

9. Helps sleep with nasal congestion

Some humidifiers have compartments to add aromatics. Add Vicks to this compartment and turn on your humidifier. Do this before bedtime to help clear your nose and sleep better.

10. Repels insects

Apply some Vicks to different parts of your skin to repel mosquitoes. If a tick bite occurs, apply Vicks immediately to the affected area. The smell should force the tick to leave.

11. Make acne disappear

The use of Vaporub on the face is surprising but effective. Apply Vicks to acne pimples several times a day to dry them out and make them disappear faster.

12. Treats cold sores

Apply some Vicks to the area as soon as you feel a cold sore pushing.

13. Speeds healing of small cuts

Apply Vicks directly to your cut. It prevents infection and speeds healing.

14. Facilitates the removal of a splinter

Apply Vicks to the affected area. This prevents infection and gets the splinter out of the skin faster.

15. Heals bruises quickly

Mix Vicks with salt and apply the mixture to the recently bruised area. This mixture promotes the recovery of blood circulation, which allows bruises to pass more quickly.

16. Treats nail fungus

Rub the infected nail and toe with Vicks. Repeat twice a day. Due to candidiasis, the nail may turn black. Then trim your nails regularly until the blackened area disappears.

17. Repels cats

Cats and dogs hate the smell of Vicks. So, if there’s any furniture your cat is scratching on, rub some Vicks on the affected area. Your cat will stay away, trust me!

18. Avoid dog urine

If your dog has a tendency to relieve himself in the house, rub some Vicks near where he’s used to marking his territory. It will keep him away. How to apply Vaporub? It’s very simple. All you have to do is take some ointment and apply it to the affected area. Massage lightly if necessary to penetrate the ointment.

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