21 Uses of Vicks VapoRub That Will Change Your Life


Would you like me to reveal 21 uses of Vicks VapoRub that can change your life in the next five minutes? Yes, I too was shocked when one of my friends told me that we could use it in 21 multiple ways. For average people, Vicks VapoRub is just another mentholated topical ointment which is used to cure a headache, body pain, or stiff nose but in this post, you are going to know something way much better than this. Let’s get into this 🙂


  1. Mosquitoes Repellent

In summers, we have to face mosquitoes bites too. This time, if you visit somewhere without preparation, Vicks VapoRub Can help you out. Do you know why? Well, Vicks VapoRub contains cedar leaf oil which is popularly known as a natural insect repellant oil. You can rub a little amount of Vicks on your body parts but keep the ointment away from your eyes. Moreover, if you feel that some mosquitoes have already attacked you, you can still apply this on your skin because it also contains menthol and camphor which can boost the blood flow removing the anti-bloodclotting agent caused by the mosquito sting.


  1. Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches seem very irritating, but no problem, all you have to do is just to put some lotion under your nose and inhale to feel relaxed. The methanol will help to release pressure from your head and nose.


  1. Acne Treatment

Many people believe that it’s just a myth but believe me, it worked. If you want proof, only apply it for one night, and you will see significant results next morning. The simplest way to apply it on your skin is using cotton buds. Cotton buds are necessary because it will be easy for you to apply to a smaller part of the skin area without worrying about infection. To know why it treats acne? Read below uses.


  1. Insect Repellent

Again! The cider leaf oil present in the Vicks repels insects. See, you don’t have to run after expensive sprays, apply some amount of Vicks on your skin, and you’re good to go.


  1. Get Rid of Bruises

Bruises are collected red blood cells caused by the internal bleeding. The best way to heal a bruise is to wait until blood cells broke down and removed by the body. However, you can mix a pinch of salt in Vicks and use it as a remedy to fasten this process to get relief.


  1. Get Relieve From Sore Muscles

Vicks contain eucalyptus oil and menthol which increase blood circulation and also helps soothe sore muscles. Once you rub some Vicks VapoRub before sleeping, I can assure you that you will wake up feeling refreshed.


  1. Skin Hydration

The inactive ingredient present in Vicks is petrolatum which is also called petroleum jelly. Now you can imagine yourself, how it can hydrate the skin. Just put some Vicks on your skin and see results yourself.


  1. Fix Tennis Elbow

Thanks to the ingredients like menthol and camphor which acts as a pain relieving agent in Vicks. Whenever you feel a little bit ache, apply some of it directly to your elbow.


  1. Get Your Cracked Heels Recovered

One of the major causes behind cracked heels is dehydration. I already proved that Vicks hydrates the skin. So,  apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and cover it by putting socks. Now leave it for a night and wash your feet in the morning. I recommend you to wash feet with warm water to get better results. However, please make sure to use this method every night until you reach the satisfaction.


  1. Fights Against Nail Fungi

It actively fights against nail fungi because of the ingredients like menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil. These type of ingredients are antifungal which inhibits the growth of the fungus.


  1. Relieves From Cough

Due to anti-bacterial properties, it helps to cure a cough. You can mainly apply it to your throat, chest, and nose to get maximum benefits.



  1. Does Your Feline Scratch?

If yes, then you can avoid it by putting some Vicks on the walls, doors, and windows. The ingredients like camphor and methol resist the bacterial infection, and there will be no chance of the growth of bacteria in your house.


  1. Treats Splinters and Cuts

Petroleum moist the skin around the splinter which made it easier for splinter to work its way out. If you apply this to your cuts, it may burn, but it’s a fact that there will be no remains of bacteria around your wound.


  1. Reek-Free Racehorses

I have seen great racers rubbing Vicks below the nostrils of their horses on the race day. Now you may be wondering why? Does it make any difference? Well, yes it makes a lot of difference. This practice prevents a racehorse to attract by the beautiful smell of a pony. Finally, the racehorse stays focused on the race.


  1. Remove Stretch Marks

Vicks Vaporub consist of several oils like cedar leaf oil, eucalyptus oil, turpentine oil. These oils sooth the overlay stretched skin and moisturize it. You can apply it on the affected region of your skin, but please make sure that you continue this remedy for at least two weeks.


  1. Is Your Pet Peeing Too Frequently?

Many puppies don’t like the smell of Vicks so whenever you feel that your dog is going to pee anywhere in the house, place the open bottle of Vicks out there and see the results.


  1. Cures Eczema

You can apply it to the affected regions of your skin to get rid of the irritation and swelling. The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties won’t let grow eczema.


  1. Alleviate Earache

Put some Vicks on the cotton ball and place it in the ear in which you are feeling achiness. I can bet that you will see instant results because It can vigorously clear up the infection.


  1. Kill Warts

The thymol and methanol present in the Vicks can kill that virus which causes the skin damage. It typically dries out and shrinks the wart. To apply it, you can rub Vicks VapoRub directly on your wart and cover it with sterile gauze. Also, don’t wash it from your warts for some hours. Rinse and repeat until you see improvement.


  1. Recover Your Feet From The Damage


An athlete has more feet problems than an average person. So, if you are an athlete, Vicks can help you to regain the quality of your feet with the help of its incredible oils.


  1. Burn Fat of Your Body

Yes, it’s 100% true that you can burn fat with the help of Vicks. So, to burn fat, you need to prepare the cream. These are the ingredients you will need to make this cream:-

  • Baking Soda
  • Alcohol
  • Camphor
  • Vicks VapoRub

Now that if you got all the ingredients, it’s time to mix all the ingredients until we get the fine paste. Pour this mixture into a plastic or glass container and apply it in a circular motion on your skin every night. After applying, cover the area with a plastic wrap. It’s recommended to leave it for at least thirty minutes. However, if you want, you can leave it overnight. In addition to this, you can also use this cream while working out to get more satisfactory results.


So what do you think about all these 21 uses? If you can add some twist to these methods, then feel free to comment below to let us know.



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