Little-Known Yet Very Helpful Uses For Vick’s VapoRub Passed Down From Mom


Do you have some Vick’s VapoRub in your medicine cabinet? Most families do for when someone in the house gets ill. VapoRub is very helpful when rubbed on the chest to help someone breathe better when they have a cold or flu. It can also help ease aches and pains because of its cooling relief.

Here are some other unexpected uses for Vick’s VapoRub. How many of these uses for VapoRub have you heard of before?


1. Train your pet not to pee where they shouldn’t

dog peeing

If your cat or dog is peeing in places they shouldn’t or your cat is scratching up the furniture, use VapoRub to train them. They hate the smell of the ointment so they will avoid that area at all costs. Put some on the furniture or in an area where they always relieve themselves. If you don’t want to rub ointment on your couch, put it on a tissue and place that in the area.

2. Moisturize your feet

cracked heels

VapoRub is very moisturizing so it can help heal cracked heels and dry skin. Put some of the ointment on your feet and wear socks to bed to help it really soak in. In the morning, wash your feet or shower and scrub away the dead skin. Then use a regular lotion or foot lotion. VapoRub can also help cure toenail fungus when rubbed on the area at night.


3. Fade stretch marks

stretch marks
Wikimedia Commons

Massage VapoRub on your stretch marks every day for a few minutes each time. It can help get rid of stretch marks and other lines and wrinkles.

4. Heal bruises


Just like VapoRub can reduce stretch marks, it can also help heal bruises. Mix VapoRub with some salt and rub it on your bruised skin. It can help reduce the swelling and make the bruise disappear.

5. Reduce acne


It can even reduce acne! If you experience pimples from time to time, put a small amount of VapoRub on your zits to help make them go away.

Read on to the next page for even more useful uses for VapoRub!

What do you think?

ABC Regrets Firing Roseanne Barr As ‘The Conners’ Tanks In Ratings

Science Says You Could Live Longer If You Are Stubborn