Put Some Vicks VapRub on a Garlic Clove

Besides being used for curing cough, headaches, cold, throat and chest stuffiness, congested nose, and so on, Vicks VapoRub can be used for even more purposes as well.

People have been using this ingredient for centuries and it has been proved to be one of the most efficient decongestants. Nowadays, there are numerous ways of using Vicks rather than just against congested chest.

Here we offer you 20 magnificent ways you can use Vicks.


  1. Puts Off Mosquitoes

Apply some Vaseline on your skin or clothes in order to get rid of the mosquitoes.

  1. Sinus Headache

It helps in removing headache caused by sinuses. Put Vicks under your nose and breathe in deeply. The menthol contained in this ingredient will reduce your headache.

  1. Ease Acne

Vicks is able to remove the acne and clean your skin properly. Apply the solution on the affected area several times a day and see how it acts over them. Very soon the acne will be removed and your skin smooth and clean.

  1. Keep Insects Away

Apply some Vicks on the inner parts of your knees, on your elbows, on your neck and behind your ears. Also, in order to get rid of flies, simply open the bottle of Vicks.

  1. No More Bruises

Apply a mixture of some Vicks VapoRub and a little bit of salt on your fresh bruise in order to remove it easily.

  1. Alleviate Sore Muscles

Massage your muscles with Vicks and cover the place with a warm and dry cloth. Lift the sore limb or lie down as long as the pain disappears. Repeat the procedure 3 times during the day.

  1. Moisturize Your Skin

If your skin is dry, massage it with some Vicks VapoRub in order to moisturize it.

  1. Tennis Elbow

Vicks also helps you remove the pain from tennis elbow. Just apply the solution and the camphor and menthol it contains will relieve the pain. Massage the area until the pain is completely gone.

  1. Treat Cracked Heels

Rub your feet with some Vicks, put on socks and let it act over the night. The following morning, wash your feet with water and remove the softened skin with pumice stone. Repeat the procedure every night in order to keep your feet nice and smooth.

  1. Fingernail or Toenail Fungus

Treat the infected fingernail or toenail with Vicks and keep them covered with gloves or socks. Repeat the treatment two times a day as long as the infected part is completely removed.

  1. Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough

Apply some Vicks on your chest and throat in order to relieve congestion and cough.

  1. Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching

Apply some Vicks on the windows, doors and the walls in your house in order to stop the prevent your cat`s scratching.

  1. Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters

In order to prevent infection and to cure splinter or cuts quickly, apply Vicks on the place.

  1. Reek-free Racehorses

Professional horse racers apply some Vicks under the nostrils of their horses in order to keep them focused on the race.

  1. Stretch Marks

In order to reduce the stretch marks of your skin, apply some Vicks on the place and only after 2 weeks you will notice the results.

  1. Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing

Open a bottle of Vicks and put it in the place where your pet is used to pee in order to stop it from doing so.

  1. Eczema-free

Vicks can help you reduce the inflammation and the itching caused by eczema.

  1. Relieve Terrible Ear Pain

It also helps removing pain in the ear. Just put some Vicks on a cotton pad and place it in your ear.

Or, put some garlic in the microwave oven for 10 seconds in order to warm it a bit, then put some Vicks on it and apply the whole clove in your ear.

  1. Athlete’s Feet

In order to treat athlete`s feet, treat the area with Vicks two times a day.

  1. Remove Warts

Put Vicks on the warts, cover the area with gauze and a sock and let it act. Repeat the procedure until the warts are completely removed. You will notice the results after several days.