10 Unexpected Ways To Use Vicks VapoRub

If you still have some Vicks VapoRub left over from fighting your last flu, don’t just leave it sitting in your cupboard. There is so much more you can do with it! So why not go ahead and try these Vicks VapoRub hacks out yourself?


1. Aromatherapy.

You can freshen up the room by simply adding a bit of Vicks VapoRub to your room humidifier. Your lungs will be highly appreciative.


2. Help sore muscles.

Yet again hit the gym with the motto ‘train insane?’ Don’t worry – Vicks VapoRub will soothe sore muscles in no time, giving you enough opportunity to recover before your next workout session.


3. Stop the squeaking once and for all.

Due to Vaporub’s petroleum jelly (Vaseline) base, it’ll stop the squeaking door instantly. What an all-round handy tool to have!

4. Soothe annoying ear pain.

For mild ear pains, simply put Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball and insert it into your ear (do not push it in too far, though). It’ll make it more bearable.


5. Your lips will love it.

A small amount of Vicks VapoRub applied to your lips will make them softer – and fuller. Menthol, one of VapoRubs’ ingredients, functions as a natural lip plumper.


6. Cover up bad smells.

Instead of having your nose tortured by bad smells, you could just put a bit of VapoRub under your nostrils – problems solved!

7. Fight toenail fungus.

Thymol, found in Vicks VapoRub, has been known to effectively fight toenail fungus. Try to rub it on and (if possible) also under your nails and then wait for the magic to happen.


8. Ease the tennis elbow pain.

Throbbing pains in your elbow? Vicks VapoRub can help to soothe the pain when thoroughly massaged into your skin.


9. Soft heels are the best heels.

Functioning as a natural skin softener, VapoRub can help you to rehydrate dry skin.

10. Make that migraine less severe.

All of the above mentioned ingredients can also help soothing your migraine. Simply place a small amount under your nostrils.