Having grown up with it being rubbed on my chest when I had a cold, I’m so glad we’ve found other ways to use Vick’s Vapor Rub. Sure Vicks is a an age-old mentholated preparation that is for the relief of head, throat, nose and chest stuffiness but it has other powers too. How many of these ways to use Vick’s Vapor Rub do you know?
1. As a Cough Remedy
One of the weirdest ways to use Vicks Vapor Rub is as a cough remedy. That might not sound so weird in itself as it has decongestive properties, but it’s because you use it on your feet! Apply it generously over your feet and cover them nicely with warm socks. The cough will subside and you will sleep in peace. Please let me know if you try this and it works!
2. Use Vicks Vapor Rub and Say Goodbye to Nail Fungus
It may take some time, but results are quite impressive. However, the nail will turn dark in a few days, implying that the ointment is certainly working and killing the fungus. You may have to apply the ointment for a few weeks to ensure you have fully cleansed nail beds. Similarly, you can put Vick's healing properties to use when you have paper cuts. The ointment will prevent infection and trigger healing.
3. To Relieve Headaches
Imagine, you've already taken a painkiller, but your headache persists. A dab of Vicks Vapor Rub on your forehead may resolve the issue. If your little angel has a sore head, rub Vicks on his/her nose and forehead to cure it.
4. Change Your Cat's Behavior
Cats love to scratch, but it can be extremely annoying when they use their claws to ruin your walls, doors, windows, and even couches. Simply apply a small amount of Vicks, the magic ointment you think is only used to cure common cold, to all those 'targeted areas' to keep Miss Kitty away. The smell of Vick's Vapor Rub is never on a cat's favorite list. You can even protect yourself from those scratches just by applying a little amount of Vicks on your legs.
5. Give Sore Muscles Some Relief
One interesting way to use Vick's Vapor Rub is to treat it like a cream or lotion a masseur uses at the spa. It provides instant relief to aching, sore muscles because it increases blood circulation. Watch out for the stench though, especially if you're sharing your bed.
6. Take Advantage of Aromatherapy
You can use Vick's Vapor Rub in vaporizers or humidifiers. Some humidifiers come with an aromatherapy compartment. You can use Vicks there and the humidifier will circulate the 'aroma' everywhere in your room, making it easier for you to when you’re feeling stuffy or bunged up.
7. Keep Mosquitoes at Bay
A small dab of Vicks will work wonders to ward off mosquitoes. You can apply it to your clothes or skin directly. If you get bitten by mosquitoes or even by a tick, applying Vicks to that area will help as well. It is one of the simplest yet effective ways to use Vick's Vapor Rub at home. So, use it wisely to keep bugs from 'bugging' you!
Please share other ways to use Vick’s Vapor Rub you know of.