Have you ever had a peek inside a handyman’s toolbox and seen a jar of VapoRub? If so, and it left you dubious, cast your suspicions aside! Petroleum jelly and turpentine oil have a reputation for being excellent lubricants for tools and keeping things moving smoothly.
In the instance of an annoyingly squeaky door hinge, apply a generous helping of VapoRub onto the hinge and work it between the gaps. The jelly and oil will reduce friction between the different metal pieces and might prevent that maddening squeak. If you’re in the mood for a prank, smear some on the door handle!
After this, you won’t have to call a handyman anymore. Worth it.
A jar of VapoRub is an essential item to have in the cosmetic kit for the accident-prone among us. Yes, you read that right; tuck in a jar of VapoRub next to your mascara and lip gloss! A well-known remedy to bring a bruise down is to apply a good slathering of VapoRub onto it. The (not-so-secret) ingredient that makes this possible is menthol.
The menthol helps to reduce and ease the swelling of a bruise, which in turn brings down the inflammation and allows the fluid to drain quickly. Less fluid means less discoloration, too! So, for small bruises, this is a great hack, but what happens when VapoRub meets big and ugly bruises? Well, you might want to see a doctor for those.
VapoRub is your bruise's best friend. Worth it.
Make Kevin Bacon Proud
Several good hacks have emerged since the dawn of the internet to help keep feet pretty, smooth, and in footloose shape. Not one to be left out, VapoRub has its own solution to beautify and soften the soles. Dissolve a spoonful of VapoRub in a tub of lukewarm-to-warm water.
Ensure not to overdo it, as one spoon will be enough to work effectively and not overwhelm the room with fumes. The petroleum jelly and key ingredients might help keep feet hydrated and slough off dead skin; however, we have a feeling the water on its own would have done the same job. Make sure to pat dry rather than rub dry afterward to lock in the moisture.
Don't let them fool you here. This is worthless.
A Blessing for Athletes and Their Foot
An unsightly, uncomfortable, and downright nasty affliction that almost everyone will have the misfortune of experiencing once in their lives is Athlete's Foot. Athlete's Foot is a simple fungal infection that is not very resistant to the power of menthol and eucalyptus oil, two of the key ingredients in VapoRub. We know how this looks, but this hack really works.
Ensure that the feet are well-scrubbed and toweled dry before applying the VapoRub to any affected areas. The menthol and eucalyptus oil work on the fungal infection by killing it off before it can spread. This remedy is even highly recommended by podiatrists!
Let's go back to smooth-looking feet. This is definitely worth it.
Long Haul Flights
Our skin has not evolved to be at high altitudes in cold air for half a day. The circulated air in airplane cabins can be extremely dehydrating and suck the vitality out of the skin. Do not board that plane without a supply of VapoRub.
The petroleum jelly and turpentine oil of VapoRub lock in moisture on the skin and will ward off the dry air from getting to your skin. Overpowering other passengers with too much menthol is not the only issue we see here. Why not stick to regular old-fashioned moisturizing cream? We are sure you can get a richer version than what you usually use.