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14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub

14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub

14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub
14 Surprising Uses For Vicks VapoRub

Vicks is a common over-the-county solution for many illnesses you might experience this cold and flu season. When our kids have a cough that just won’t go away, Vicks VapoRub is our go-to medicine. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Vicks VapoRub has other ways you can use it! You are going to want to keep more than one jar in your medicine cabinet now!

14 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Relieve Achy Muscles:

Did you spend all day working in the yard and now have overworked, sore muscles? Vicks can rescue you! The ingredients can increase circulation and will relieve those aches almost immediately. Don’t skimp on the amount you apply. Put it all over your aching muscles. Just be ready for no one to want to cuddle or sit beside you; that smell can be strong!

TIP: To relieve the aching muscles, even more, lay a warm towel over the area with the Vicks! It will help to heat up the ointment and make your body feel amazing.

Removing Icky Nail Fungus:

Sometimes, nail fungus happens to the best of us. If you think you have fungus on your nails, try appealing some Vicks. If they start to turn dark, that means the Vicks VapoRub is killing all that gross fungus. Eventually, that dark part will come off, and you will be free from all fungus. To use Vicks for your nail fungus, apply it over the course of two weeks. Doing so each day helps to clean your nail beds and remove any lasting bacteria.

Scratching Cat:

Cats love to scratch. It is in their nature to scratch different surfaces, whether that is your couch, walls or rug. Sometimes, your friendly feline will find something to scratch that isn’t acceptable. Cats have an incredible sense of smell. To deter your feline from scratching these undesirable areas, try appealing a thin layer of Vicks. Cats are not a fan of the scent, so it is a great, yet gentle, tool. If your cat likes to scratch your legs or arms, you can apply Vicks to yourself!

Scratching Cat
Scratching Cat

Headache Remover:

Functioning with a headache can feel impossible. If you want to get rid of your headache fast, apply a small amount of Vicks to your temples and forehead. The combined ingredients help to take away the headache almost instantly by removing the pressure in your head.

Heal Bruises:

Did you run into the countertop and create a bruise on your leg? If so, you need Vicks! If you mix salt with Vicks, the bruise will heal much faster than average. It works by breaking up the bruise.

Get Rid of Dandruff:

Did you know that excess fungus often causes bacteria on your head called Malassezia? Now you do! Vicks VapoRub has antifungal properties that will combat this fungus and stop your head from flaking. No more embarrassment for you!

Get Rid of Dandruff
Get Rid of Dandruff

Ward Off Mosquitoes:

Summertime is approaching, even if it seems far away now. If you want to ward off mosquitoes, apply small amounts of Vicks to your skin and clothes. The scent helps to deter mosquitoes from bugging you. If you happen to get bit still, you can also apply Vicks to the bug bite to help relieve the itching.

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