Vicks Vaporub, Benefits of Vicks Vaporub, Vicks Chest Rub, Vicks Uses

Some Unknown Uses of Vicks Vaporub  !!!

We have all heard about Vick VapoRub, one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Vicks has been around for over a century and has been used to ease chest congestion. But you will be surprised to lean that Vicks is more than just a congested chest treatment. There is a range of unique and unconventional ways to use Vicks VapoRub that people have invented. Come let us have a look at the various uses of Vicks.

Decongest Your Chest

This is the most common use of Vicks. It decongest your chest and throat area. Applying topically to the chest provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms. This is effective for both adults and children. Effective for Common Flu.

Relieving Cold when Applied on Toes

This is an instant nighttime cough relief. Rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Within moments the cough will subside. This I have tried on my kids, so 100% accurate. When my children are coughing in the middle of the night and it keeps them awake, I apply Vicks Vapor Rub on their chest and feet and make them wear socks. It quiets their coughs so that they can sleep and in the morning they wake fresh.

Relieving Aches and Pain

Vicks relieves sore, overworked muscles. Use a generous portion and apply it all over the aching area. It provides almost instant aid as it increases circulation.


Treating Nail Fungus

Are you aware of this ? If you suspect you have a fungus, apply VapoRub on your toenails. The nail will turn dark within a few days as the Vicks kill the fungus. As your toenail grows out, the dark part will disappear and you will have fungus-free feet.


Stop Your Cat from Scratching

Cats are known for scratching every hard surface they get their claws on. Have you ever thought that vicks stop your cat from scratching. To prevent scratching from your doors, walls, and windows, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these areas. Cats hate this smell of vicks and will not even go near these hard surfaces, forget scratching.


Controlling Pets from Peeing in Undesirable Areas

If your dog or cat is not yet potty trained, then there is every chance that it will shit or pee in any area they get. Put an open bottle of Vicks on the area the pet likes to mark as their territory. The smell will force them to leave that area.


Relieving Headaches

If you have headaches, rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on your temples and forehead. This will help to relieve pain as Vicks has the mentholated scent which will release pressure in your head.


Make Your Breathing Easy
Vicks VapoRub can be used in special types of humidifiers and vaporizers, provided they have an aromatherapy compartment before using. The humidifier will circulate Vicks throughout the air and keep you breathing easy all night long.


Treating Paper Cuts and Splinters

To speed up healing time and prevent infection, dab a small amount of Vicks on any small cut or splinter.

Relieving from Ticks and Bugs

If you get bitten by a tick or bug, apply Vicks immediately. The strong smell will help get the critter to move away and stop bugging you.

Training Stallion
This is the most surprising use of Vicks. Professional racers smother VapoRub under the nostrils of a young stallion training to be a racehorse. The strong smell deters the stallions from the alluring odor of the female pony and keeps them keeps him focused on the track instead.

Vicks wards off mosquitoes.
Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

What is in this "miracle rub"
The active ingredients consists of Menthol, Camphor and Eucalyptus oil. Menthol acts as a local anesthetic and relieves minor aches or pains. Camphor, when applied to the skin, will make it feel cool upon contact. Eucalyptus oil helps to provide nasal congestion relief. It contains antiseptic as well. So when are you going to stock up this little blue smelly bottle ?