Most of us like to be prepared for days when we are down with flu or some other winter bug. If you are a ‘hoarder’ like me, you probably have a pack of Vicks VapoRub in your pantry. This mentholated ointment can easily transform into a sickness miracle ingredient providing you know all this topical cream is capable of.
As practice has shown, Vicks boasts a range of uses around the house. Read on and find out how to make your life easier with the help of a single pack of Vicks VapoRub.
#1 REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS
Pregnancy, drastic weight gain or weight loss, as well as aging, are just a few factors that cause stretch marks to appear. However, Vicks VapoRub has proved really effective in preventing, and even reducing, the appearance of these unwanted skin imperfections. The thing is Vicks is made of some very useful ingredients such as eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor, and turpentine oil, all of which increase skin moisture and soften stretched skin.
#2 SOOTHE BRUISES
Vicks is ideal for skin that bruises easily. Simply mix a pinch of salt and a dab of Vicks and rub this onto the bruised areas. The mixture will dissolve the bruise and quickly restore the normal appearance of your skin.
#3 RELIEVE MUSCLE PAIN
One of the main ingredients in Vicks is menthol, which not only refreshes skin, but also improves circulation. Vicks can do wonders for sore muscles, especially after physical activity. Simply rub some Vicks onto any painful areas and let it act. The soreness will soon disappear.
#4 TRAIN YOUR PETS
#5 SOOTHE CRACKED HEELS
Soft heals are every woman’s dream. But, if your heels are prone to drying and cracking, simply apply some Vicks on. Put on a pair of cotton socks and leave them overnight. In the morning wash your feet with warm water and exfoliate with a pumice stone.
#6 RELIEVE HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
Vicks can do wonders for headaches. Simply rub in some Vicks VapoRub on your temples to cool them off and relieve the pressure. In case of recurrent migraines, it’s still best to consult your doctor.
#7 EASE EARACHES
If you want to soothe an earache, just put a pinch of VapoRub on a cotton ball and keep it inside your ear for several hours. Repeat several times a day. This treatment will not only relieve the pain, but also prevent a possible infection.
#8 SOOTHE CHAPPED LIPS
As mentioned earlier, Vicks is extremely efficient in moisturizing skin. The same goes for dry and chapped lips. Applying some Vicks VapoRub on your lips several times a day witll soften them up.
#9 RELIEVE SUNBURNS
This mentholated ointment provides a cool feeling after application, which makes it ideal for soothing sunburn.
#10 GET RID OF TOENAIL FUNGUS
One of the main ingredients in Vicks is thymol, known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Rubbing some Vicks on the bed of your nail and toenail can help you effectively eliminate fungus.
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