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Five Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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It’s the medicine cabinet staple we all reach for when we are battling a cold, or the flu, but Vicks VapoRub also has some surprising alternative uses. Here are five of our favorites:

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Help House Train Accident-Prone Pets

Does your pooch have a problem with peeing in the house? Vicks VapoRub can help with that! Normally when a pet goes to the bathroom in the house, they pick the same place to do their business. Simply leave an open container of Vicks VapoRub in the spot where they like to go. The smell will put them off. The same goes for a furniture scratching cat. Rub a bit of Vicks on the item your cat can’t stop scratching. It will act as a scratch deterrent.

Acne Helper

Who knew Vicks was good for helping clear up problematic acne? In fact many people swear by it. Apply a small amount of the product to acne several times during the day. It will help dry up acne and soothe the infected area.

Migraine Buster

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Many people don’t realise Vicks actually touts the benefits of their VapoRub for easing headaches and even migraines. By gently rubbing some Vicks into the temples the mentholated scent helps reduce tension and pressure in the head thus relieving pain.

Toe Fungus

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Give unsightly toe fungus its marching orders my applying Vicks VapoRub to the infected nail bed and toenail. Vicks VapoRub’s antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic ingredients will kill the fungus, helping to make the toe healthy again once the toenail grows out.

Mosquito Repellent

While we may love the soothing scent of Vicks VapoRub, mosquitoes don’t. In fact, they positively hate it. To prevent mosquitoes from attacking, rub Vicks over your skin and clothes to keep the nasty bloodsuckers at bay!


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