If your household is anything like mine, chances are there are at least one or two containers of Vicks VapoRub within your medicine cabinet or spare closet. You might not use it often at the moment but it could come in much handier than you think.

Below I am going to go over some of the things you can use Vicks VaopRub for that you might not know about. It is great when you are in a pinch and can really make a difference in our lives. After learning these things our VapoRub began getting used much more often.

10 Unexpected Uses for VapoRub You Probably Never Knew About:

1. Foot Care

If you have dry cracked feet rubbing VapoRub on them will benefit you greatly. This will really bring them back to life and have them soft in no time. VapoRub works wonders on athlete’s foot as well.

2. Earache Relief

Rubbing a cotton ball into VapoRub and putting in your ear for a few hours might be enough to help get rid of your earache. While you will still need to see a doctor to get things resolved, it will provide you with some temporary relief. This is something that will really come in handy.

3. Pet Training

If you have a dog or cat that is pottying somewhere he or she shouldn’t rubbing VapoRub in that area will work as a deterrent. For some reason, dogs and cats hate the smell and do their best to avoid it. It really works wonders.

4. Acne Reducer

If you want to get rid of your acne you can rub some VapoRub on your face. Doing this will help get rid of any pimples and things of the sort. That being said, it will take some time.

5. Bug Repellent

Yes, you can use VapoRub to deter mosquitoes. Simply rub it on areas that will be exposed and get out there. This also provides you with a nice cooling effect.

6. Muscle Pain Reliever

If you have aches and pains use VapoRub. For a headache rub it on your forehead, for a backache rub it on your back. Don’t just sit there and deal with the pain, do something about it.

7. Reducing Stretch Marks

Reducing stretch marks is hard and does take a lot of time but rubbing VapoRub on your affected areas will make a difference eventually. It is much cheaper than some of the alternatives and feels great.

8. Healing Minor Wounds

If you have a papercut or some kind of minor wound, putting VapoRub on it will help you from getting an infection. While it does feel odd, it will really aid in the healing process.

9. Reduce Bruising

If you have a random bruise using salt and VapoRub on the area as a scrub will help reduce the bruising big time. For smaller bruises, it might actually make them disappear. Just don’t scrub too hard.

10. Kill Toenail Fungus

If you are dealing with stubborn toenail fungus cleaning your feet and running VapoRub under the nail as best you can will help. Doing this every day will get rid of the fungus in almost no time. Remember to wear socks so that the VapoRub stays in place throughout your day/night.

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