Vick's is probably one of the most amazing products ever created. Here's the best thing about it : it's so versatile! It can be used for so many things and with an item like that, it's always best to keep it around.You all know the basic use of Vick's and how it's perfect for massages and treating sore areas, but what you didn't know it that there are many uses for it beyond the pain and muscle relief. Even beyond using it on the human body. We are going to share some of the ways in which Vick's can forever change your life. Here we go:
Cure insect bites
Vick's has antibacterial properties and it helps speed up the recovery process after a bite. It also brings down the swelling and the menthol helps with the itching.
Soothe cracked heels
If you're one of those people who have dry skin on their feet then you'll love the fact that Vick's can actually treat your feet and leave them smelling minty fresh and super soft.
It's advised to apply before going to bed, generously. After that you're gonna need to put your socks on over the top. It might even knock your best moisturizer off its pedal stool.
Treat athlete's foot
As we mentioned above, for the very same reason, Vick's can also help relieve foot problems like athlete’s foot. The amazing properties of the Menthol are effective at killing fungus and preventing new fungus from growing.
Stop your cat from scratching
Cats absolutely hate the smell. So if your little friend is scratching your amazing walls - or even your legs - apply a small amount of Vicks to the area.
Relieve headachesSpread some Vick's on your temples - the menthol segment can improve a headache because it activates the receptors that produce a cooling sensation.
Mitigate sore musclesMenthol works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm - technically at the same time - and what happens next is that you get distracted from feeling aches or pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.
Massage some Vick's into the tender area, cover it up with a towel - warm the towel up for an even greater effect - and try to relax. Do this after running for best results.
Improve skin conditions
If you suffer from eczema or any other skin condition (except for skin conditions that cause outside wounds or burns), Vicks VapoRub can help to soothe inflamed areas of skin, thanks to its antimicrobial ingredients like menthol.
Reduce stretch marks
This VapoRub hack went viral on Pinterest as people have been for centuries looking for the product that would actually reduce the appearance of their stretch marks. Just apply some Vicks to the area daily and see results within a couple of weeks.
Vick's will reduce the visibility of minor bruises thanks to its ability to ease swelling and inflammation, as we already mentioned before. This works best if you apply the gel right after you get the feeling you'll get a bruise - instead of waiting for it to fully develop.
Relieve ear painEar infections can be dealt with Vick's and you won't have to necessarily go and visit pharmacists or GPs. Put a cotton ball in some melted Vick's gel and place it inside your ear - but not too deep. After a few hours take it out and you'll no longer have so much pain - go see a doctor once the pain is gone.
Ease a cough
Rub some Vick's on your chests and you'll feel better in no time.
Heal minor cuts
Vicks VapoRub can heal minor scratches, which is yet another reason why we love having it on us all the time, anywhere and everywhere. The thick, waxy formula helps to create a barrier over your cut - warding off infection. Make sure you apply a thick layer.
Pets hate the smell of menthol - so just put some vick's on the places where your pets like to 'go' and they'll stop doing it.
Moisturize dry skin
Since we've already established that Vicks helps moisturize dry and cracked feet - it only makes sense for it to be able to also soothe dry skin on other areas of the body. Think dry elbows, knees, and ankles.Sources: www.mayoclinic.org www.healthline.com www.chemistwarehouse.com.au