Vicks VapoRub Life Hacks

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Like the man narrating the video you are about to watch below, you may have comforting memories of your mom rubbing Vicks VapoRub on your chest, to relieve upper respiratory congestion.  Even though it had a strong smell, it did the job and is often associated with a mother’s care.

The reason for Vicks distinctive smell is that it contains camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol.  Over many years, these ingredients found in Vicks, have been found to work their magic on multiple other ailments and practical problems. Thirteen of these will be discussed in the upcoming footage.

I will mention just of few of these uses, which will be discussed in further detail on the video as well, along with 9 other surprising ways to have Vicks do it’s thing.

Applied to the temple, when you have a standard HEADACHE, Vicks can offer quick relief; breathing some of it in will help a SINUS HEADACHE.  

Putting some Vicks on a cotton ball placed in the ear overnight, will get rid of EARACHES that come from a cold.  If you have TOENAIL FUNGUS or CRACKED HEELS, Vicks has amazing healing powers.  The video will amaze you, with some of the other unusual uses for which Vicks comes to the rescue, including a remedy for pet problems.

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Apparently I’ve Been Using Vicks VapoRub Wrong This Whole Time. Here Are 7 Surprising Uses!

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Vicks VapoRub has been around forever, as a staple to relieve chest congestion and coughing, that brings back childhood memories of our moms taking care of us. While today, the go-to treatments usually come in the form of pills or tablets, Vicks is still in business treating ailments with Vapors.

The most important ingredients in Vicks, that relieve congestion and coughing through breathing in, are Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol. Though this is fairly well known, what is not common knowledge is that Vicks lends itself to other home remedies. Perhaps, it is the many unusual uses of Vicks, that has kept it on the shelves of our pharmacies for so many decades.

Some of the suggestions made in the video below, for Vick’s fresh, strong-smelling ointment are for: Relief of common Headaches; pain relief will come quickly when Vicks is applied to your temples. LiveStrong suggests breathing in slowly and deeply after placing Vicks under your nose.

Muscle ache relief can be achieved when Vicks is massaged in, followed by wrapping your muscles in a dry, warm towel, according to LiveStrong.

Toenail fungus can be alleviated by rubbing VapoRub into them, 2-3 times per day; this may be required for a few weeks, and perhaps months to beat the fungus.

Cracked heels are one of the worst parts of the wear and tear of winter. If you put Vicks on the heels and balls of your feet, paying particular attention to the most cracked areas, and then sleep with socks on you are on your way to repair.
eHow suggests that when you awake rinse the Vicks with warm water and use a pumice stone to exfoliate the dead skin.

AnswersVideo tells us that bugs can be repelled by putting a touch of Vicks on your clothing and skin. If for some reason, you are just too sweet for the bugs to resist, use the Vicks to relieve itching.

For all you Cat Lovers, who don’t love having your kitties scratch your furniture, dab on Vicks and they will stay away!

As long as you don’t have an open wound, a mixture of Vicks and salt can be applied, for faster healing. This seems to occur by the combo aiding your blood to circulate more rapidly, which promotes faster healing.

Who knew that Vicks was capable of implementing so many remedies? Not I! The video below will provide you with even more uses for this magical ointment.

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