Keep the dye where it belongs: on your hair. Hair dying is a messy event. A lot of unwanted crossovers happen when the dye itself creeps onto the ears, forehead, and neck. Some people with more sensitive skin will find that the dye can be a bit stubborn and hard to clear from the skin.
Create a border between the hairline and the rest of the head with a thin strip of VapoRub. The petroleum jelly will absorb the runoff dye and create a natural barrier to keep it away from the skin. A quick wipe is all it takes afterward.
And here’s to clean neat, and professional hair dyeing. 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!
Do you want to say goodbye to annoying headaches? This is worth it.
Ward Off the Warts
These are 100 words of science. Warts occur when a simple virus finds a comfy spot and causes an excess of keratin to grow, trapping fluid and causing a painless yet uncomfortable and unsightly growth to form on the skin.
Numerous VapoRub hackers attest to slathering the wart in VapoRub and wrapping it. Some people even tend to use duct tape for this purpose! Warts are persistent critters, so the wrapping will have to be changed once to twice daily over a period of about a week to be effective. Decades ago, people relied on what nature had to offer, so we are completely for this!
Let nature do its magic. This is worth it.
Sore Throat Sock
We read this hack over and over again, checked what others thought of it, and came to the conclusion that... there is no conclusion. This hack might not be for those with smelly feet. A simple and effective way to deal with a sore throat is to massage some VapoRub around it.
The unfortunate and unintended consequence of this is that the VapoRub is so close to the face that it might become annoying with fumes. To bypass this, the age-old trick is to wrap a sock around the throat once the VapoRub has been applied, and, in particular, a man’s sock! That might be an old suspicion, but in any event, make sure not to wrap the sock too tightly!
Could socks be replacing scarves and sour thoughts? This is worthless.
Bug Bite Balm
If you go outside in the summer, even if it's just a 5-second excursion to throw out the trash, chances are you might have a bug bite or two. Or, possibly, even more than that if you were out for a full-blown camping trip. If an itchy, throbbing bug bite occurs, a blob of VapoRub over the offending area could minimize the symptoms and prevent the bite area from being scratched.
As this should only be used with insignificant bites such as mosquitoes or gnats, and due to the fact that none of us are experts when it comes to identifying bugs, we will have to pass. Apparently, if it is a spider bite or worse, you should seek medical attention immediately!