Vicks Vaporub is one of the popular remedies used for common cold and cough. However, Vicks contains can also be used to cure many other common ailments like treat nail fungus, repel bugs or even smooth rough feet. Here are 10 best ways to use Vicks Vaporub for your health an beauty –


Sinus steam – To soothe a sinus infection, add a tsp of Vicks to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam.

Tooth and earache – If you have a toothache and don’t want to take any pills then the best way to soothe a toothache is to simply apply a small amount of Vicks outside on the jawline. Rubbing the Vicks gently on the skin absorbs the medicated vapor and starts the healing process. For earache, just apply some Vicks to the cotton and place it in your ears for a few mins.

Headache – To soothe a headache, apply a layer of Vicks under the nose and allow it to sit for some time. Breathe deeply for 5-10 mins so that the medicated vapors get inhaled and this way your headache will vanish.

Bug bite – Rub a small amount of Vicks on a bug bite to soothe the itch and swelling. The camphor oil in Vicks can help relieve pain, irritation, and itching. READ MORE – MOSQUITO REPELLENT NATURAL REMEDIES

Nail fungus – The best way to treat a nail fungus is by applying Vicks. The anitseptic and antibacterial properties of Vicks will block the growth of fungus. Simply take a small amount of vicks and apply it on the infected nail. Repeat this twice a day until the fungus disappears.

Sore Muscles – Rub vicks on sore muscles to relieve the discomfort and pain. The menthol in vicks will cool the skin and increase circulation.

Cold & Sore throat – Apply a small amount outside the throat to soothe the pain. The key ingredient in Vicks is Eucalyptus that is a popular remedy to reduce cough, cold, and congestion.

Cough Remedy – If you have a cough then the simple remedy is to rub Vicks under your feet and then use a thick pair of socks to cover your feet. This will stop the night time coughing and give you a restful sleep.

Mosquito Repellent – The smell of the menthol in Vicks will ward off the mosquitoes. Just open a jar of Vicks and keep it next to you or simply dot a small amount of Vicks on your clothes or around your bed to repel mosquitos, bugs, and other insects.

Smooth feet – To treat dry, rough, or even cracked feet, mix Vicks with coconut oil or vaseline, and apply it under the feet before going to bed. Cover your feet with a thick pair of socks and sleep on it. The next morning, using a foot brush of foot scrub, gently scrub the dead skin for smooth and soft feet. READ MORE – 15 best ways to use vaseline