Vicks VapoRub has long been the go to for when we have a cold. But did you know that there are lots of other ways you can use this miracle salve?
Here are 15 of the best uses for Vicks VapoRub:
1) Prevent Itchiness
Apply on some VapoRub on bug bites or dry skin to prevent itchiness.
You can put some VapoRub on your pimples, acne, or other blemishes and leave it on overnight. When you wash it off in the morning your blemish should be gone.
3) Tennis Elbow
Massage your elbow with VapoRub until the camphor and menthol in it soothes the pain from your tennis elbow.
VapoRub works a fantastic skin moisturizer, especially on chapped skin.
5) Stop Your Cat From Scratching
You can stop your cat from scratching up items in your home by applying a little bit of VapoRub on it. Your cat will want to avoid the smell at all costs.
6) Heal Splinters and Cuts
Place some VapoRub on your cuts or splinters to speed up the healing process.
7) Eczema and Psoriasis
Using VapoRub on your eczema will reduce your inflammation and itchiness from the condition.
Apply VapoRub to your warts twice a day for two weeks and cover the area with gauze until the wart disappears.
9) Burn Fat
Want to get rid of fat and cellulite? Apply some VapoRub mixed with camphor, baking soda, and a little bit of alcohol. Rub this mixture on the area you want to slim down and cover it with plastic wrap. You can find more details on this method here.
10) Keep a Horse Focused
You can keep a horse from getting distracted by the scent of female horses by applying some VapoRub under his nose.
11) Nail Fungus
VapoRub will kill your nail fungus by applying it to the affected area twice a day until your fungus is eliminated.
12) Cry on Command
If you need to make an emotional performance you can rub a little VapoRub underneath your eye to help you shed some tears.
13) Prevent Skin Infections
Burns and other skin wounds can become infected if you don’t take proper precautions. Apply some VapoRub to the area to prevent infection.
14) Remove Stubborn Lipstick
If you’ve ever applied matte, red or other bold colored lipstick before you’ll know how hard it is to take off. But not with some VapoRub. Apply a thin layer of VapoRub on your stained lip and let it sit for five minutes before wiping it off completely.
15) Eye Makeup Remover
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If you’re all out of makeup remover you can use VapoRub in a pinch. Use a cotton ball to wipe the tops of your eyelids and around your eye. Make sure you avoid wiping it directly on your eye or eyelashes.
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