Most of you probably use Vicks VapoRub as a treatment for cold, headaches, congested nose, cough, throat and chest stuffiness. Still, there are much more that Vicks VapoRub is able to do.

In today’s article you can read about 21 incredible usages of Vicks that you probably didn’t know.


Repels Insects

By applying Vicks on your inner knees, neck, behind the ears and your elbows you will repel the insects. Also you can open a Vicks bottle while you are on a picnic and that will keep the flies away.

Daunts Mosquitos

In order to keep the mosquitos away apply some Vicks on your skin or clothing.

Sinus Headaches

If you have issues with sinus headaches, you can apply some Vicks underneath your nose and deeply inhale. Vicks has a menthol which prevents headaches.

Eliminates Bruises

Mix Vicks VapoRub and a pinch of salt and apply it on a bruise which is fresh. That will eliminate it very quickly.

Ease Acne

Yes, that is true – Vicks can help you to have clean skin. All you need to do is rub it on your acne couple of times a day.

Soothes Cough and Congestion Symptoms

To soothe these symptoms you should rub some Vicks on your chest and throat.

Treats Dry Heels

You can cub some Vicks on your heels and feet and put on some socks. Wash your feet with warm water in the morning. Do this every night and keep the feet smooth and healthy.

Soothes Sore Muscle

You can soothe the sore muscles if you massage them with Vicks. After that you should cover the area with a dry and warm towel. Lift the aching limb or lie down till the pain lessens. Do this three times on a daily basis.

Moisturizes The Skin

Vicks VapoRub is able to make your skin moist.


Toenail or Fingernail Fungus

Two times every day you should rub some Vicks on your fingernail or toenail. Next step is to put on some socks. Be sure to trim your nails till the part which is infected is completely removed.

Eliminates Cat’s Scratching

In order to stop cat’s scratching apply some Vicks to your doors, walls and windows.

Stops the Peeing of Your Pet

Open bottle of Vicks and put it in your house. Your pet will no longer be wetting everywhere inside the house.

Fast Healing of Splinters and Cuts

You can speed up the healing process and prevent infection if you rub some Vicks on your cuts or splinters.

Athlete’s Foot

You can heal athlete’s foot by rubbing Vicks two times every day.

Smell – free Racehorses

Did you know you Vicks is rubbed under the racehorses’ nostrils on the day of the race? That keeps horses away from the stench of the female pony.

Cream for Fat Burning

Vicks VapoRub can aid you to eliminate fat and have the figure you desire. Nevertheless, it does not do wonders but it can promote fat burning in the abdomen or legs, which are the troublesome areas.

Stretch Marks

On the affected area rRub some Vicks and you will soon notice positive results.

Soothes Serious Ear Pain

Put some Vicks on a cotton pad and put it inside the ear which aches.

Remove Warts

Rub some Vicks two times every day and cover it with a sock or a gauze. You will notice improvements just few days later. Repeat this for approximately two weeks and the warts will disappear.


Below you can see how to prepare cream that will make skin tissue firmer, eliminate cellulite and fat accumulation.


Sodium bicarbonate
Vicks VapoRub

How to prepare:

First of all, crush the camphor well and mix it with all other ingredients till you get a paste. After that place it in a glass or plastic container. Apply this cream every evening and massage by doing circular movements. Next, wrap the problematic area with some plastic wrap and leave it to work for half an hour or overnight.