40 Amazing Uses & Benefits of Vicks Vaporub You Must Know

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I guess that most of the times when you experience shortness of breath or you just can’t get rid of the stubborn cough, the first thing that comes in handy would be that magical tiny jar of Vicks VapoRub. But did you know it has other benefits too? Take a look at the list below and learn of the different uses and the ‘superpowers’ of this menthol based pain reliever.

Soothe Achy Muscles

You’ve decided to hit the gym and build some muscles, but ended up feeling unbearable ache? Don’t worry! Just apply a thin layer of VapoRub on the inflamed part of your body, cover the area with a warm towel, and wait for your muscles to get relieved. You’ll be able to get back to your training session the following day.

Keep Pets In Their Places

As the menthol and the eucalyptus, the main ingredients of this product, ease our pain, they also help keep pets out of the areas in the house where they are not allowed. The strong smell won’t let them get close to the stuff around the place like parts of the furniture or the curtains that your dog or a cat would otherwise ruin. The usage is very simple, just spread a tiny layer of Vicks VapoRub and there you go.

Splinters & Cuts Quickly

If you were working around the house or the garage and somehow ended up cutting yourself, you can always turn to Vick VapoRub to help the cut or the wound heal. At the same time it fights against infections. However, this only helps for minor injuries. If you experience more severe or larger cuts always consult your doctor before applying this product.

Stop Headaches In Their Tracks

Getting a headache would likely ruin your day as it would prevent you from functioning normally or with the same pace. Applying Vick VapoRub on your forehead would relieve the pain. The strong smell of the menthol triggers the blood pressure in you head to lower which results in spending the rest of your day pain free. You can also rub a tiny layer of the product under your nose.

Fix Dry, Cracked Heels

Your feet can take you far only if you treat them properly. Those who experienced it, know how painful cracked heels could be. In order to avoid this, you have to keep both your feet and your hands hydrated all the time. And whenever all those expensive products fail to give you the smoothness you strive for, just get yourself a jar of Vick VapoRub and rub your hands and feet gently before you go to bed. You’ll experience the benefits the next morning.

Break Up Bruises

Having a bruise might be both painful and ugly looking. If you want to get rid of any, simply make a mix of salt and some Vicks VapoRub and gently rub it on the bruised area. The swelling will disappear in no time.

Protect Against Bugs

Imagine spending some fun outdoor time with your friends and family and you suddenly feel those red little itchy bumps appearing on your skin. This has to be frustrating. So, the next time you want to keep the noisy mosquitoes away just get a jar of Vicks VapoRub and leave it open. You’ll have an insects free day at the backyard or at the park.

Below are some more alternative ways of using this amazing product that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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