I have had this one little product in my medicine cabinet for years!
I have used it on so many sore throats and necks and muscles.
It is a small jar that packs a tough punch for ailments!
It is like so many medicinal items over the years;
We see a re-packaging and design, but I think the context is the same.
Vicks VapoRub is one of the oldest and best selling cold remedies on the market. Consumer marketing company Nielsen reports that the ointment is the number one cold treatment for children by overall sales in 2009. First sold in the 1890s as a croup and pneumonia remedy, VapoRub contains three active ingredients--camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol.
Here is a list of a few great ideas for its use;
Sore Throat- Rub on throat and wrap with a strip of flannel
(Be in a sitting or a lounge chair)
Decongestant- Rub on chest and just below in each nostril
(Place under chin for babies and toddlers)
Coughs- Rug generously on the bottoms of feet,
Cover with warm socks to help minimize coughing!
Sore Muscles- Rub generously into sore muscles.
Headaches- Rub onto forehead and temples, back of neck!
Earaches- Dab Vicks onto a cotton ball and place in ear.
To relieve some of the pain.
(You can also apply a heating pad over the ear)
Cracked Heels- Rub into feet in the morning and night;
(Wear a pair of sock to help the softening quicker)
Cold Sores- Rub some Vicks on the area as soon as you feel it coming on!
(Also, before you add the fix place an ice cube over spot till dumb)
This tells the virus to go back down...
Nail Fungus- Rub into affected toes with fungus,
The nail will turn dark in color, but it will grow out healthy!
Mosquito Repellent- Rub on bare, exposed arms and legs, and back of neck.
Itchy Bug Bites- Rub onto bug bites and then cover with a band-aid!
I have read and heard some controversy about this product;
But I have used this and find it safe with no side effects!
Yes, I am sure you can make a healthier version for yourself,
But, I still find comfort from this product, and I have many memories
From it being used when I was a child, and using it on my children when they
We're young and needed something to help a bad cold or an itchy bug bite.
I am just now recovering from pneumonia and I have used this daily for a bit of comfort!
I will keep my Vicks VapoRub...
Can you think of some other ways that Vicks has been used to help you!
I hope you will share them with me!