10 Healing Ways You Can Use VapoRub That You Probably Never Even Considered

Vicks VapoRub is considered the sickness miracle ingredient.  It turns out that Vicks actually has many other uses around the house. Here’s a list of the many ways to use your Vicks!

1. Fight against stretch marks

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Vicks VapoRub is a great way to fight against stretch marks from developing, especially those experiencing pregnancy.  It is one of the easiest ways to keep your skin looking young. Some of the primary ingredients in Vicks, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor, and turpentine oil, combined, help stretched skin feel softer and increase moisture. 

2. Get rid of bruises

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If your skin that bruises easily, Vicks can help.  Just mix a pinch of salt into a dab of  Vicks and rub it onto areas that are bruised. It helps dissolve the bruise and your skin will return to normal in no time!

3. Relieve sore muscles

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The menthol in Vicks is refreshing and cool on your skin, and it can also help to improve your blood circulation. If physical activity has made you sore, just rub some Vicks onto any areas that are affected.

4. Train your pets

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If you’re having a problem with your pet marking its territory in the house,  just put an open container of  Vicks VapoRub and place it in an area that your pet often tries to mark. The scent will help deter them from the area and learn not to use the bathroom inside!

5. Prevent cracked heels

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Apply some Vicks to your heels and feet, wear cotton socks and  wash your feet with warm water. Doing this nightly and rubbing a pumice stone onto your heels to help exfoliate will further soften your skin.