Bath-lovers? This bomb blessing is kind of lame, so you can try it or skip it. This VapoRub bath bomb is technically not really a bath bomb, and works slightly differently than what you have tried before. Instead of placing the thing in the bath itself, place it in a separate container of hot water.
Placing the VapoRub ‘bomb’ in the bath itself will cause the water to become slimy with petroleum jelly, so just fill the sink with hot water and let the blob dissolve there, releasing the vapors into the washroom as you bathe.
Not an actual bath bomb, not really an essential oil diffuser, not really anything. This is worthless.
Lower Back Pain
There is a certain stage in life that once you meet it, there is no going back. And when we say back, we mean everything related to it. VapoRub can hopefully come to the rescue for one of the single most common ailments: lower back pain. The ointment is generally good for muscle pain, and lower back muscles are no exception.
Menthol and camphor are ideal painkillers and, when used topically, can bring immense relief to aching and strained backs. Physiotherapists have reportedly used VapoRub extensively as a safe alternative for their patients for conditions including spondylosis and scoliosis.
Once you touch, there is no going back. This is worth it.
Mind getting some VapoRub on your baking utensils? If not, this hack is ideal, and we can assure you there will be no regrets. Step aside bath bombs; VapoRub is taking over the bath time! Head to your kitchen cabinet and grab cornstarch, baking soda, and a molding tray.
Mix these ingredients with a healthy scoop of VapoRub, freeze the concoction for a few hours, and voila, VapoRub shower bombs are ready! While showering, toss a bomb (or two) near the drain and let the shower fill with sweet, decongesting, and relaxing VapoRub steam. There are several recipes online!
Welcome your homemade spa. This is worth it.
Pet Potty Training
We bet this is one that nobody could have imagined would feature as a hack, but yes, animal-loving VapoRub aficionados swear by this trick! If the offending canine pooch or llama refuses to relieve themselves outside, place a jar of VapoRub in the spots that they like to mark. Is this hack going to make magic?
The science is not particularly groundbreaking on this one: animals do not enjoy the odor of VapoRub, and it deters them from going near it. An open jar should suffice but if not, look for our humidifier hack!
Why don't you try to train your dog instead? Worthless.
This ailment is usually the butt of all jokes. Now that we got our one free hemorrhoid joke out of the way, let’s move on and see how Vick can help you! VapoRub is, without doubt, a very unorthodox ointment for hemorrhoids, but sufferers have stated that a light application of the jelly provides instant relief. It has to be a very thin layer, or else there will be another issue to worry about.
Vicks asserts that VapoRub must only be used externally. Therefore, it is not advisable to apply the VapoRub to the hemorrhoid directly. Instead, try a light application of VapoRub around the edges where itchiness, irritation, and discomfort occur. To us, there are discomforts and health issues that the people's pharmacy may interfere with; however, there are some cases where they should not. And this is one of them.