Has a zipper on one of your clothing items decided that it prefers to enjoy the view at the halfway mark? Tugging at the stubborn zipper will just make things worse. There is no need to throw your favorite jeans away, and although you really want to, there is no need to go and get a new pair.
A nifty hack to get the zipper to release its death grip is by smudging a pinch of VapoRub on the zipper teeth. The petroleum jelly is the magician in this instance, as it provides a greasiness that will lessen the resistance of the zipper and allow it to glide over the metal without a struggle, so they say. But what do we do with the greasy fingertips that won’t allow us to pull up the zipper?
Not much thought was invested in this one. This is worthless.
Has it been a while since poking a piece of metal through your body's soft, fleshy parts? Yes, we know that sounds odd, but we just described wearing earrings! If your piercings are proving resistant, apply a smidge of VapoRub to the piercing holes. You won't believe the wonders it will do.
The slight greasiness will allow the earrings to go through the holes more easily. The antiseptic properties of the eucalyptus oil might also prove beneficial in keeping bacteria out. So, there's no need to get upset if you're struggling, and there is no need to stop wearing earrings.
And you thought you had to part from your earnings. This is worth it.
VapoRub is here to rescue all the innocent victims of pollen. The menacing microspores can trigger a range of irritations in the sinus cavities that lead to blocked noses, watery eyes, inflamed membranes, and a host of unnecessary ailments. VapoRub is a welcome relief to help clear the blockages and reduce the burning, swollen sinus tissues.
A teaspoon of VapoRub in a bowl of hot water will release a cloud of vapor that can be inhaled. To truly exploit this hack, throw a towel over your head and the bowl to capture as much of the vapor as possible. Or, you can save your money by putting a few drops of essential oil in the hot water, and you'll get the same effect.
Hot water doesn't need much to help your blocked nose. Worthless.
VapoRub the Tennis Elbow
No need to stay off the tennis court if your elbow is giving you stress; the ever-wondrous combination of menthol and camphor can save the elbows of any Wimbledon champion! Tennis elbow is caused by the elbow joint being strained due to overuse or possibly overextension.
A dollop of VapoRub massaged onto and around the elbow may possibly provide instant relief. The menthol can bring down any inflammation, so the tendons and muscles find relief. The camphor might numb the area and possibly lift any pain. There is no need to stop doing what you love; if you love tennis, you are about to love VapoRub, too.
With this hack, you can play tennis for the rest of your life. This is worth it.
Headaches are nobody’s friend. Several different factors could bring on and lead to a headache, but headaches and migraines are mostly due to vascular constriction. A handy hack is to gently massage a fingertip’s worth of VapoRub into the temples. The actual massage obviously helps, but the VapoRub does wonders too.
Use small, circular motions to allow the VapoRub to penetrate the skin, which will possibly lead to the menthol providing its classic cooling magic. The scent of the VapoRub itself is thought to lend to alleviating headache symptoms as it opens up airways and allows for better oxygenation. Better oxygenation means better blood flow. It's just science!