Vicks VapoRub has long been a household staple for its capacity to treat several health issues such as cold, cough, headache, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. However, did you know that the amazing ointment still has 21 other incredible uses?
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FAT BURNING OINTMENT
Vicks VapoRub may not work incredible wonders but it still has the capability to stimulate fat burning process in important areas such as the legs or abdomen.
The ointment is effective at fighting the accumulation of fats, reduction of cellulite and helps make skin tissue firmer.
Simply mix Vicks VapoRub with baking soda, camphor and tiny drops of alcohol to make the fat burning cream and apply into the areas, wrapping it into a black plastic or clamping strip.
However take note that VapoRub may cause rashes if used alone due to its levomenthol. Dissolved in Vicks, the ointment is safe since it contains eucalyptic oil. On the other hand, Camphor also may cause negative effects if used alone, experts advise not to apply it directly on the skin.
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Start by crushing a camphor tablet and mixing it with the other ingredients to create a paste. Apply the cream in the problematic areas at night making circular movements. Lastly, wrap it with a plastic wrap for 30 minutes or leave overnight.
Rub Vicks behind your ears, inner knees and neck to repel insects or simply open a bottle of Vicks to keep flies away while on outdoor events such as picnics.
KEEPS AWAY MOSQUITOES
It also keeps away mosquitos when applied little amounts of Vicks VapoRub on clothing and skin.
Vicks VapoRub is also effective in removing warts. Apply Vicks in the area with a wart and cover it with a gauze and a sock. Do this twice a day for about two weeks until it fully disappears.
Use Vicks to treat athlete's foot, apply it twice a day for better results.
EASES EAR PAIN
Put Vicks on a cottonball and place in the ear for instant relief. You may also try using a garlic clove warmed in the microwave for ten seconds and dipping one end of the clove into Vicks and place in the ear.
Vicks VapoRub help heal sinus headaches. Apply the ointment under your nose and take a deep breath to calm the head ache.
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Vicks also has the amazing capability to clean skin. Simply apply it on the acne a few times in a day to dry the acne and soothe the area affected.
Vicks VapoRub may also be used to help get rid of bruises with the help of salt. Create a mixture of Vicks VapoRub with a pinch of salt and apply on the bruised area.
HEALS CUT AND SPLINTERS
Vicks VapoRub also helps heal cuts and splinters quickly as it accelerates the healing time and prevents infection.
Use Vicks VapoRub on the areas affected by eczema to stop the inflammation and itching.
Within two weeks of proper use of Vicks on areas with stretch marks, visibility quickly reduces and positive results immediately shows.
TREATS CRACK HEELS
Rub Vicks onto your heels and use socks afterwards before going to bed to get healthy and smooth feet. Wash the feet with warm water in the morning and exfoliate the skin using pumice stone for best results. Do this trick everyday.
VapoRub also helps moisturize dry skin. Simply apply on the areas affected and begin seeing positive results.
Apply VapoRub on areas affected by tennis elbow to get rid of the pain.
GET RID OF FINGERNAIL OR TOENAIL FUNGUS
Apply Vicks on the affected area and put on socks. Remember to trim the nails until the infected areas are removed. Do the procedure twice a day.
PREVENTS PETS FROM PEEING
Place an open bottle in areas of the house to stop pets from peeing on rugs and other areas of the house.
PREVENTS CAT SCRATCHING
Rub the ointment on the home's doors, walls and windows to prevent cats from scratching.
Professional racers use Vicks to treat the stench of female ponies and also to help them stay focused. Simply apply it under the nostrils of the horse.
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