If you’re at all like me, then you always make sure to load up on supplies you need just in case you get sick. And yet, you rarely end up getting sick thanks to the good old immune system. If that’s the case, then you likely also have Vicks VapoRub, the sickness miracle ingredient, but only to go rarely used.
It turns out that Vicks can actually have a ton of uses around the house, as long as you get creative. Here’s a list I put together so that you can be sure to get the most out of your supply of Vicks!
Fight against stretch marks
Stretch marks are one of the worst symptoms of aging. And for those experiencing pregnancy, finding ways to keep your skin looking young is crucial. It turns out though, that Vicks VapoRub is a great way to fight against stretch marks from developing. Some of the primary ingredients in Vicks, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor, and turpentine oil, all combine to help stretched skin both feel softer and increase moisture. This will help to keep stretch marks from standing out.
Get rid of bruises
If you have skin that bruises easily, Vicks can be your best friend when it comes to healing them. Just mix a pinch of salt into some a dab of Vicks and rub it onto any areas of skin that are bruised. It will help to dissolve the bruise and your skin will return to normal in no time!
Relieve sore muscles
The menthol in Vicks can help to not only offer a refreshing cool to your skin, but it can also help to improve your blood circulation. After physical activity, just grab some Vicks and rub it onto any areas that are experiencing soreness.
Train your pets
If you have a problem with your pet marking its territory around the house, just grab an open container of Vicks VapoRub and place it in an area that your pet often tries to mark. The strong scent will help to deter them from the area and help them learn not to use the bathroom inside!