Surprising uses for Vicks VapoRub few people know about

Vicks VapoRub is one of the most common products found in the household of America. However, there are many uses to it that people are still not aware of.

No doubt that the ointment is one of the most proven balms for relieving aches and pains, but they are not the only uses of the cooling cream.

An article on Taringa suggested several alternative uses of the famous balm that will solve a lot of household problems with ease and comfort.

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1. Training Pets

Pets like cats and dogs hate the smell of the ointment, so this can be used to one’s tactical advantage in training these pets.

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If your pets tend to relieve in few places that you don’t want them to, try leaving some VapoRub in that area. Since they hate its smell, they will know they have done something wrong because of the smell.

In another case, you can also apply the VapoRub on your favorite furniture that your cat often likes to scratch. The smell of the ointment on the furniture would make the cats detest that particular location for scratching.

2. Foot Care

The ointment is extremely moisturizing and it is useful in healing the cracks of your heels. You can apply some VapoRub on your foot before going to bed. Then wash the feet with cold water the next morn and scrub away the dead skin.

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5. Removing Acne

Applying a small amount of the ointment on acne before going to bed will help reduce and remove the pimples. Make sure to wash your face in the morning and repeat process for several days until the problem is solved.

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Source: Freepik

4. Healing Bruises

Using salt along with the VapoRub to gently massage the area with the bruise will help heal the swelling of the skin. The bruise will also disappear in a few minutes.

5. Fading Wrinkles and Stretch Marks

The unwanted lines of wrinkles and stretch marks can disappear slightly within a couple of weeks if this ointment is used to message on them.

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