Everything has a particular purpose, and we use it for that reason only. But what if those things had other benefits as well, which we had no idea about?
The truth is that there are several objects in our household which can be used for various purposes but since we don’t know that we only use it for a single purpose. Vicks Vaporub is one such object. It can be found in almost every household, and its main use is reducing pain.
But Vicks can be used for several other purposes as well. Check these 11 secret benefits of Vicks below.
1. Cures Terrible Ear Pain
If you experience a terrible pain in your ear, try this. Warm a garlic clove in a microwave or a pan for a few seconds, and apply a small amount of Vicks VapoRub over one of the ends of the clove. Place this garlic clove in your ears with the Vicks portion inside. Keep it for some time and you’ll notice immediate relief.
If you do not have a garlic clove at home, you can also dab some Vicks on a cotton ball and put it in your ear.
2. Treat acne
Apply Vicks on top of the acne, keep it like that throughout the day and wash it off the next day. Repeat this procedure for at least a week to see results.
3. Insect repellent
Although there are several insect repellents available commercially, those have various side effects on your skin. So using Vicks is the best solution.
4. Get rid of fungus
Vicks can also be used to treat fungus. It contains thymol oil, which is excellent at fighting fungus. Just apply Vicks on the affected area and see the results yourself.
5. Muscle pain
Muscle ache can be very annoying as well as painful. Fortunately, Vicks is very effective at relieving this pain. Just apply Vicks on the area, keep a towel on top for a few minutes. You should find your pain significantly reduced after a few minutes.
6. Heal cuts and bruises
Vicks can prove to be very effective at healing cuts and bruises.
7. Cracked heal
You have a cracked heal which is embarrassing you in public functions? Just apply Vicks on the affected area, and wear a sock for the rest of the day. The next day, remove the socks and wash that area with water. Repeat for a few days and you will find your cracked heal is gone.
8. Soothing burns
Got burnt somewhere lately? No problem! Just apply Vicks on the affected area, and it will relieve you from the pain within a few minutes.
9. Get rid of headaches
This is one of the most common and frequent uses of Vicks. Almost everyone in this world has headaches, and Vicks can be used to treat them within a few minutes.
10. Humidify sleep
If you are having trouble sleeping, apply Vicks and see for yourself how effective it is.
11. Train Dogs
Surprisingly, Vicks can also be used to train dogs. Dogs usually don’t prefer the smell of Vicks, hence they will never pee or poop in places where there is a strong smell of Vicks.