TOP 15 Surprising VICKS VAPORUB Uses You Must Know


Top 15 surprising Vicks Vaporub uses you must know! Number One – Treat Cold Sores Cold sores and fever blisters are often associated with the virus known as the herpes simplex virus. About eighty to ninety percent of the population has this virus and it resides in a dormant state within the bodies nerve cells. Illnesses and stress trigger the virus to multiply and spread. First a significant tingling sensation appears around the mouth, followed by a cluster of sores and blisters. Vicks contains camphor and eucalyptus plant extracts which act as antiseptics. Apply a little onto the area as soon as you feel a cold sore coming on. Number Two – Relieve Eczema Eczema is a common, chronic skin condition. It can affect different body parts like the face, neck, upper chest, and limbs. Dry skin, redness, flaking, and constant itching are some of the common symptoms. Prescription medications available to treat eczema are harsh and they can actually aggravate symptoms. The active ingredients in Vicks help soothe the skin and reduce inflammation and itchiness. Apply some VapoRub on the affected area for instant relief. Number Three – Remove Warts Warts are skin growths caused by a common virus called HPV. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow at a rapid pace forming a wart. As an effective home remedy, apply some Vicks on your wart and cover the area with gauze. Do this twice a day for a period of about two weeks or until the wart is completely gone. Number Four – Reduce Acne Breakouts can be widespread and serious. It might be a good idea to get the advice of a dermatologist before trying this remedy, but for those of us with a pimple here and there, it’s worth a shot! VapoRub is said to help reduce swelling and redness. Apply some Vicks on your pimples several times a day. It will clear your skin by drying and soothing the affected area, and your pimples will disappear within a couple of days or maybe even overnight. Number Five – Relieve Headaches and Migraines One of the most common uses for Vicks is to relieve headaches and migraines. This is one of the main purposes for this product and something the brand actually promotes. Massage the cream into your temples whenever you feel a headache or migraine creeping up. The menthol scent will release pressure in the head and relieve the pain. Number Six – Treat Dry and Cracked Heels Dry, cracked heels are embarrassing. Vicks VapoRub contains essential oils in a base of petroleum jelly which helps heal the skin. Apply some of this ointment on your heels and feet before going to bed and put on a pair of cotton socks. The next morning, rinse your feet with warm water and use a pumice stone to exfoliate the softened skin. Do this every night before bed time to keep your feet smooth and healthy. Number Seven – Get Rid of Stretch Marks Vicks has anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oils found in Vicks VapoRub make the skin feel softer, making the stretch marks less noticeable. Women have reported that within a week of using VapoRub, their stretch marks were 60 to 100 percent gone. number 8 relieve muscle Number Eight – Relieve Muscle and Arthritis Pain As a topical painkiller, the use of Vicks VapoRub for sore muscles and joints is common. For minor aches and pains, apply Vicks Vaporub to the affected area three to four times daily. It will soothe sore muscles and reduce joint pain caused by arthritis. Number Nine – Repel Mosquitoes Getting bitten by mosquitoes and putting up with the itchy welts is no fun. Commercial insect repellents promise to make you less appealing to these pesky bugs, but if you don’t have any of those on hand, just apply small dabs of Vicks onto your skin and clothes. Smell of menthol will repel the mosquitoes. You can even apply Vicks over an insect bite and cover it with a bandage to avoid itching and scratching. Number Ten – Relieve Earaches An earring can be a symptom of an infection, but it can also be caused by the mundane cold. This pain can make simple daily activities difficult. For earaches, rub Vicks around the outside of your ear. You can even put a little VapoRub on a cotton ball and place it in your ear overnight or until the pain subsides. Number Eleven – Treat Toenail Fungus This simple remedy helps to get rid of unsightly fungus and leave you with healthy nails again. One of Vicks ingredients, Thymol is effective at inhibiting the growth of fungus. Its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties help to grow out the fungus, Rub a little Vicks on your nail bed and toenail daily, until the fungus completely grows out with your nail. Number Twelve – Heal Bruises We all have experienced bruises at some point during our lifetime. They are unsightly and annoying. Another little known usage of Vicks is its ability to help get rid of those bruises fast. The ingredients in Vicks aid the healing process. Apply VapoRub to the injured area to help get rid of the discoloration by breaking down the blood clot. Number Thirteen – Reduce Belly Fat Vicks can help reduce cellulite and localized fat in problematic areas, particularly around the stomach. Combine VapoRub with baking soda, camphor, and a small amount of alcohol. Rub the mixture on the desired area and use a plastic wrap to cover it. Let it sit for 30 minutes or leave it overnight, then wash it off with warm water. This process will help stimulate local fat burning over time and make the skin tissue firmer. Number Fourteen – Fix a Squeaky Door Having a squeaky door hinge can be a real annoyance, especially during the night. Did you know that VapoRub can help with this issue? Vicks contains petroleum jelly which acts as a lubricant putting a stop to the squeaking. Rubbing a little Vicks on the door hinge will do the trick. Number Fifteen – Train Your Cat Are you annoyed by your cat scratching your walls, windows and doors? Rub some Vicks on these surfaces and your cat will never think of doing this again! Cats don’t like the strong smell of this product and they will do anything to stay away from it. To prevent your cat from wetting the rug or any area of the house, place an open jar of Vicks VapoRub near that spot. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to like and share this video and subscribe for more!

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  1. Let me tell u how good bicks is it.cost me 800 to take my Cocker spaniel to the vet he's ears he luvs to scratch i put vicks inside he's ears n he healed like 123 put a funnel around hes head tho no scratching lol

  2. Vick's is a wonderful homeopathic remedy for many things. You can really help yourself recover from a cold or flu virus faster by rubbing the product all over your feet and ankles and then putting on one or two pairs of cotton 🧦 one or two times a day until you start feeling more into your muchness. 😺💗🌟

  3. Love Vicks, however, my cat loves Vicks, she can be in the kitchen and can smell it if I apply in the bedroom, she would come and lick it. She lived to be twenty!

  4. Vick’s vapor rub cleared up my husband’s foot nail fungus completely after 3 months . It is truly a miracle.

  5. Warning: Vicks contains anti freeze. Many issues listed here can be controlled with a healthier diet, better hygiene and a clean environment.

  6. This isn’t news! My grandma used Vick’s for everything! And I did with my kids and grandkids-pretty much any Hispanic family has this ready to use any day any time!

  7. You can purchase eucalyptus and camphor oils easily. Nothing else of benefit in it and it is made of a base of a petroleum based oil. Not something we need to be putting on our skin. Many other natural oils to mix the essentual oils with. Thanks though for the information.

  8. I once used vicks on my “me time” instead of lotion. (Big Mistake) 30 seconds it felt good. After 1 minute i was jumping in pain. My wiener is like burning and i run to the bathroom to remove vicks. But it still painful went to the refrigerator and pour cold water to it.

  9. I had a problem breathing and my chest was tight but I was not congested but I put on vics and covered my chest with a warm towel and the tightness began to go away. Vics is a little wonder ointment we used it in my family forever.

  10. Sweetie: 80% of people do not have herpes simplex… There are over 50 herpes viruses — chicken pox and shingles being the most common. While it is true that the majority of people have already survived chicken pox, that doesn't mean 80+ percent of people contracted herpes simplex — that's a totally different virus. Yes, approximately 80% of earth's human population has survived chicken pox… that doesn't mean they all have oral or genital herpes.

    For the record herpes simplex is far rarer than herpes viruses like chicken pox and shingles. You're just wrong about that dude.

  11. One remedy you completely overlooked….. Got a bitchy partner? Is it someone you truly can't stand? Simply rub a fair amount of Vick's on various parts of your body shortly before bedtime, and I can guarantee, you will be enjoying that bed all to yourself in no time at all!

  12. Vicks works like magic on stretch marks caused due to sudden weight fluctuations and those that happen during pregnancy…

  13. Omg so many benefits of vicks vaporub then let me purchase a big bottle in next shopping list. Brainy dose you all are truly helping the world. God bless you. Please make more videos on other items too

  14. I regret using Vicks Vaporub in an effort to combat toenail fungus. I applied it religiously up to 3-times a day for over 9 months, and it did little or nothing towards curing the fungus. To make matters worse, it stains fabrics that come in contact with it i.e, sheets, socks, shoe linings.

  15. I have always used Vick’s or its less expensive cousin Mentholadum for ear aches, headaches, sore aching feet, and chest colds. For headaches, I rub it on both temples, the spot on my forehead right above my nose, and at the base of my skull right where the “neck bone’s connected to the head bone.” It soothes. The headache and allows me to sleep at night.

  16. Just want to share my experience which is not meant to disparage anyone’s opinion. Suffered with earaches, sore throat and tonsillitis for years as a child. As a result my tonsils and ear drum were damaged. Later in life went to ENT doctor to remove tonsils. Asked me how I cleaned my ears. Said as a kid, with a bobby pin and Q-tips. Firstly, said my tonsils had rotted somewhat and had scar tissue in my ears. Then his voice went up a couple of octaves and said sternly, you dont put a damn thing in your ear. As for wax let it work its way to the end of the ear canal and clean.

  17. I've used Vicks for years, before bed a small dab in my nose, a little on my lips (keeps lips soft and does help with cold sores). I have even used it for earaches and headaches…some say it's not good to use too much, and I've been using it since I was a kid and I'm 59 now and it has not harmed me.

  18. For chest colds I’ve always put Vick’s on my feet and covered with cosy warm socks! Not to forget rubbing it on your chest and back 🙂 thank you for these Vick’s tips! I’m definitely going to try it on my temples to relieve headaches.

  19. Vicks also speeds healing of poison ivy rash. I had a massive exposure to it, while cleaning my yard. My skin was scabbed and weeping, and horribly itchy. I applied Vicks and within 2 days, the rash disappeared.

  20. Lose belly fat? Get real! This is an old scam to say that rubbing something on fat will lose you fat. No it won't. The only way to lose body fat is through diet and exercise. I was quite believing of this vid until he mentioned that lie.

  21. I have two cats that love Vick's! I put it on my feet and they lick my socks after I put them on over it🤣🤣 I use wd40 for squeaky door hinges! Lol

  22. Fantastic remedy when there’s a B.O.F.I in the house….

    I dab a bit of Vick’s Vapo Rub under my nostrils 👃 to help curb the rank odor of old man armpit sweat and body odor from the BOFI that stays with us….. what’s a BOFI?

    B= Body
    O= Odor
    F= Father
    I= In-Law

    Summer times are bad for me as the essence of old man arm pits pump out toxic smells….

  23. I’m 76, every time when I couldn’t breath, I put some on under nose for better breathing.

    Over stretch mark: new information thx

  24. Rub Vicks on your chest and back before you go to bed. This will help to breathe better if you have blocked nasal .

  25. I oil my guns with it! I use it as motor oil! I have really good eyesight so I rub Vick’s in my eyes so I feel more normal.

  26. The slightest hint of a stuffy nose, sore throat and Vicks will knock it out! If you're really sick, put it on the bottom of your feet then socks before you go to bed. You'll be amazed how much better you'll feel. The most amazing thing I've seen is it kills nail fungus. No more taking that medication that can damage your liver. Hadn't heard about using it on pimples or removing cellulite! I'm going to tell my mother about using it for her cats – they tear up everything!

  27. Camphorated oil John Browns baby has a cold upon his chest so we rub it with camphorated oil.My Nanna used to sing that to me when I was little.

  28. Wow, I didn't realize all the uses…I will try it on my neck arthritis, after I go buy a jar…..haven't had it in the house for many years…..yippee……..

  29. I mixed Vicks with baking soda,vinegar and alcohol and wrapped myself in plastic.
    The TSA and the police at the airport didn't care how much weight I wanted to lose when they wrestled me to the ground.😂 🤣

  30. Is this list sponsored by Vicks??

    BTW, I use menthol stuff like 'Forehead' (UK), or Deep Heat, supposed to help headaches (Forehead) or Deep Heater commended for muscle pain, to instead give longtime relieve to itching. They seem to block the itch signal. Be warned, only put a little on then wait a minute to decide if you need more. It takes a minute or so before you feel it. If you put too much on it will burn like crazy and you can't take it off. Better to put a little on, and add if needed then wait some more. Avoid eyes, eyelids etc and thoroughly wash your hands when finally finished. You'll be guaranteed an itch free day. I always put some between my shoulder blades and lower back of neck, even if they're not itching. I have fine Caucasian hair which always falls out on my neck and itches. With Deep Heat/Forehead it doesn't bother me. Same goes for other itches from scars etc. I even put it on before bed so I don't scratch whilst asleep.

    No I am not a Medical Representative for these products.

  31. I rub it on my penis about 5 to 6 times a week, I’ve noticed it has gotten thicker and somewhat longer, but the thickness is a turn on to my girlfriend,

  32. My grandmother would rub it on my chest, under my nose, and on my feet when I was sick as a kid. I have no idea if it worked…I just felt better because I was getting attention from my wonderful grandma!

  33. Put a small dab of Vicks, on the concave side of a pellet, for a CO2 pistol or rifle. It goes faster and farther.

  34. my grandmother knew vicks would cure anything. she used it religiously. vicks and a jack daniels hot toddy would cure bad colds like magic

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