My mom would always go get the jar of VapoRub she kept in the bathroom cabinet whenever I had symptoms that even slightly resembled that of a cold. “It’s always better to be safe than sorry,” she said.
So the smell of VapoRub is very much impregnate into my memory. But I have to give it to my mom, she knew what she was doing. VapoRub is very efficient when it comes to relieving distress of colds. It does a great job clearing up congestion and getting your rid of an annoying headache.
But there are many other brilliant uses for Vicks VapoRub that probably never even crossed your mind. In fact, VapoRub is probably one of the most underrated cure-alls that you probably have in your medicine cabinet but never knew how to use to its potential.
For instance, did you know that you can use VapoRub to relieve aching muscles? Yep, that’s right! Because it increases circulation, VapoRub will give your muscles instant relief. All you have to do is apply it generously to the aching muscle and give it some time to really sink in. Cover the area with a warm towel for faster results.
You should start feeling better pretty much immediately.
Another surprising way you can use Vicks is to cure nail fungus. If you think you have a fungus growing on your toe nails, you should try applying Vicks VapoRub. Within a few months of using it, your nails will start to darken.
Don’t worry, that’s actually a good sign. It means your fungus is clearing away. As the nails continue to grow, the dark part will grow out as well, leaving you with healthy toe nails.
Here are ten clever hacks that will help you make the most out that VapoRub jar.