9 Alternative Uses of Vapor Rub You Didn’t Know About!
Vapor Rub has been around for years and is known as one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. It is a topical palliative that contains ingredients such as camphor, menthol, eucalyptus and several other ingredients that have been combined in a petroleum base. But, lately, there has been a lot of buzz around the internet about unique and unconventional ways to use Vapor Rub.
1. To Get Rid of Acne and Blackheads
You may not believe it, but vapor rub can help clear skin blemishes. You just need to apply it onto your acne a couple of times in a day. It will dry out your acne and soothe the affected skin area.
2. Insect Repellent
Vapor rub can also help keep insects away. All you need to do is open the vapor rub container and place it in your room. The insects will be repelled from your room and this is the best eco-friendly trick. Also, if you want to keep flies away while on a picnic, just rub Vapor Rub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears. This keeps flies away and you can have a good night sleep.
3. Calms Slight Burns
Quick relief for minor burns is simple! Just run some cool water over the affected area then apply some vapor rub.
4. Moisturizes Your Skin
If you have dry skin, just gently rub Vapor Rub onto your skin and you’ll see positive results.
5. Vapor Rub for Stretch Marks
Regularly apply Vapor Rub onto those unsightly stretch marks to reduce their visibility. You will notice a difference within two weeks of regular application.
6. Treat Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Vapor rub has a fungus-fighting ingredient called thyme. Simply apply the balm directly onto your fingernail or toenail twice daily to treat fungus infections. Cover your feet with socks at bedtime, and don’t forget to trim the nail until the infected part is removed.
7. Relieve Ear Pain
Warm up a garlic clove and then apply some vapor rub on one of the ends of the clove. Place it in your ear to get relief from the heavy ear pain. Alternatively, you can apply some vapor rub on a cotton ball and then put it in the painful ear. You will notice relief immediately, but be careful not to push it all the way in.
8. Relief from Sinus Headaches
If you are suffering from sinus headaches, apply Vapor Rub just under your nostrils and inhale deeply. The menthol from it will help you calm your headache.
9. Treats Cracked Heels
Vapor Rub also helps cure cracked heels. Apply some of it onto your heels and the sole of your feet and put on socks. Do this overnight and wash your feet with warm water in the morning.