Whenever I hear the Word Vicks, it reminds me of my childhood days when my mom used to rub Vicks vapor rub on my chest, whenever I fell sick. I don’t know if it was the effects of mentholated topical cream or some magical healing powers of mother’s love, but I always felt better. Years later, when I moved away, it was always my go-to option for whenever I had a cold. Many of you would be using Vicks in a similar way, but do you know that the Vicks can be used in many different ways? We present to you some of the craziest but helpful ways to use the Vicks!
1. Mosquito Repellant
Vicks helps to ward off mosquitoes. Applying a small amount of Vicks to your exposed skin and clothes will keep the mosquitoes away from you thanks to ingredients like eucalyptus, camphor and menthol. And if you are already bitten, applying a dab to the affected area will help in relieving itch.
2. Get rid of Acne
Vicks helps in alleviating Acne. It is very useful in clearing out the skin. Just apply Vicks Vaporub to one of those under the surface zits several times a day. This will soothe and dry out the acne.
Vicks VapoRub is a surprisingly great moisturizer for dry skin. Rub it on your dry areas like elbow and knees and see the difference.
4. Relieving Sore muscles and tennis elbow
Vicks VapoRub relieves sore and overworked muscles. If you are suffering from Tennis elbow, Vicks is great! Just use the Vicks and apply generously to the affected area. The eucalyptus oil, Menthol, and camphor will help in alleviating the pain.
5. Shower Disks for slow menthol release
Vicks can be used as a shower disk for a slow menthol release in the morning. You can make a shower disk easily by using Vicks along with baking soda and cornstarch and placing them in Cupcake or Ice cube molds. Then you place the disk at the bottom of your shower. The steam will help it dissolve, evaporate, and relieve your congestion.
6. Relief from Headaches
Vicks Vaporub is excellent in providing relief from the Headaches. Apply a generous portion to your temple and forehead and the menthol present in it will instantly soothe your pain.
7. Keeping Cats away from scratching your furniture
If you have feline friends who love to use their claws at your furniture, Vicks can be a great deterrent. Just rub a dab of Vicks to their favorite scratching posts
8. Getting Rid of Nail Fungus
Vicks can be really useful in fighting off those nasty nail fungus. Thymol present in Vicks helps to inhibit the growth of fungus. Rub a generous portion to your toenails. Keep applying it for 2 weeks to completely eliminate all of the fungi
9. Night time cough relief
Vicks is said to be great in relieving nighttime cough relief. All you got to do is apply a thick coat of Vicks to your feet and then wear thick socks!
10. Heal cracked Heels
Vicks can help you get smooth and soft feet. If you have cracked heels, spread a thick coat of Vicks VapoRub on your feet and heels. Then wear thick socks over it. In the morning, wash your feet with warm water and a pumice stone.
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