Mar 012016

We all know this ointment in a blue little container. We’ve been using this for ages to help us breathe when colds and cough bother us. But what we don’t know is that there are other ingenious ways we can use this menthol scented ointment.

1. Get rid of nasty nail fungus

If your nails start looking like that, apply some Vicks on  it and you’ll notice that it will get dark within days. This means that the Vicks is killing the fungus and the  dark part of your nail will soon grow off and the new growth will be back to normal – fungus-free!

2. Ticks and bugs

If a tick bit you, apply Vicks immediately. The strong scent might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you.

3. Bye bye mosquitoes

Applying small dabs of Vicks to your skin and clothes can help ward of mosquitoes. If you get bitten, apply Vicks on the area to help relieve itching.

4. Heal cracked heels

Before you go to bed, apply a thick layer of Vicks VapoRub on your heels and feet. Massage for five minutes and then cover your feet with socks to lock in the moisture. Wash your feet in the morning, with warm water. Do this every night and you’ll have smooth heels without any trace of crack.

5. Reduce acne and pimples

Vicks is an effective ointment that will rid you of your acne and pimples problem. It has several acne fighting ingredients such as camphor and eucalyptus oil that will dry out the acne overnight. Just put a little dab of vicks vaporub directly on acne and pimple before you go to bed and it’ll shrink significantly the next morning.

6. Aching muscles

A hard day from work can leave you with sore muscles. Good thing Vicks can help you with that. Just spread a generous portion and gently rub on aching area. Then, cover the area with a warm and dry towel. It increases circulation and provides almost instant relief.

7. Headache no more

Aside from aching muscles, a loooong day can give you a terrible headache. Don’t panic, Vicks to the rescue. Just rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on your temples and forehead and the mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and give you instant relief.

8. Heal paper cuts and splinters

Dabbing a small amount of Vicks on any small cut or splinter can help prevent infection and speed up healing time.


That’s some of the many other clever ways to use Vicks Vaporub. We hope you found an answer to one of your problems. Let us know if you have more Vicks tips in the comment section below.


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