Vicks is one of the most popular American products.
It is a topical cream which relieves head, throat, and chest pain.
But, this amazing product has many other uses. Vicks has been known as over-the-counter decongestant for over 100 years, but feel free to try the following unconventional uses that can be very useful to you.
Keeps mosquitoes away
Just, apply a little bit of Vicks on your clothes and skin to keep mosquitoes away from you.
Treats sinus infection
All you have to do is apply Vicks under your nose. Then, take a deep breath. Vicks VapoRub contains menthol which relieves the headache and sinus pressure.
Apply Vicks on the acnes a few times a day. It works by drying out the skin around the acnes and pimples.
Add a pinch of salt to Vicks. Mix the ingredients well. Apply this solution on a fresh bruise. The bruise will soon be gone.
Relieves sore muscles
Gently massage your sore muscles with Vicks. Then, cover the area you’ve treated with a warm and dry towel. Lie down and wait until the pain reduces. Do this treatment 3 times in a day.
Treats cracked heels
Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels. After that, put your socks on. Leave the solution to act overnight. The next morning, wash your feet with warm water. Use a pumice stone to exfoliate the skin.
Fingernail or toenail fungus
Apply Vicks on your fingernail or toenail. After that, put your socks on. Trim your nails completely until you are finished with the treatment.
Apply a little bit of this product to the affected area. Vicks has powerful healing properties and speeds up the process of recovery. It also prevents infections.
Prevent a dog from peeing in the house
Put an open bottle of Vicks Vaporub on the carpet or where your dog usually urinates.
Apply Vicks on the affected area. Vicks Vaporub has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces itchiness and redness of the skin.
Treats ear pain
Drop a few drops of Vicks on a cotton ball. Apply the cotton ball on the painful ear. You will soon feel relief.
Treats athlete’s foot
Apply a little bit of Vicks twice in a day to treat this foot problem.
Apply a little bit of Vicks on your warts. Secure them with a gauze and cover them with a sock. Do this treatment for two weeks until the wart disappears completely.
Vicks as a fat-burning cream
Vicks speeds up the process of burning fat. It is especially beneficial for treating problematic areas such as legs and abdomen. Mix some Vicks Vaporub, camphor (use the commercial product packaging), baking soda, and a little bit of alcohol. Mix the ingredients well. Apply this homemade cream on the problematic areas. Then, cover the area with black plastic.