Let's keep it all the way real, I'm Mexican AF! So you know I am a firm believer in the power of Vicks Vapor rub and what it can do for you. However, I recently learned some other fun facts about Vicks Vapor Rub that I had no idea about! Without further or do, here are some Vapor Rub Fun Facts you may want to know....
1. Helps get rid of belly fat
Mix one tablespoon of crushed tablet camphor, one tablespoon of alcohol, one tablespoon of baking soda, and half a jar of Vicks VapoRub until you get a paste. Before doing your physical exercises, apply this paste to your abdomen or to the area that you plan to work on, and wrap yourself with plastic wrap. When you finish your workout, rinse with plenty of water.
Having the same effect as those expensive slimming creams, such homemade applications, performed 2-3 times a week, can make a real difference.
2. Relieves muscle and back pain
Thanks to its natural ingredients, Vicks VapoRub helps relax stressed muscles. If you’re suffering from "tennis elbow," try massaging some Vicks on the affected area until the pain is gone.
3. Relieves earache
Here’s one simple way to relieve earache: put a small cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub in your ear, and leave it there for a few hours until you see your doctor. Remember: although this method does help relieve ear pain, it doesn’t cure the infection itself. So it’s very important that you consult your health professional as soon as possible.
4. Reduces stretch marks
Rub some Vicks VapoRub on your stretch marks, and in just 2 weeks you will see that they gradually become less visible.
5. Takes good care of your feet
Before going to bed, apply some Vicks to your heels, especially to the cracked and dry areas, and put your socks on. Make sure you’re using old socks because the next day they will have a super strong menthol smell. In the morning, wash your feet with cold water, use a pumice stone to scrub away dead skin, and then apply your regular foot care product. Keep doing so every night, and soon you’ll see some noticeable results.
6. Brings noticeable results on your face
Apply a thin layer of Vicks VapoRub to the problem areas (acne, pimples, etc). Leave it overnight, and clean your face in the morning. Be persistent, and you will see positive changes very soon.