After reading this, the rub might become an all-time essential. Guess which tradesman (or woman) might keep jars of VapoRub in their toolbox? We are going to put our bets on carpenters! Splinters are a certainty for those of us who become too excited around wood. A serving of VapoRub has the potential to help draw out a splinter quicker.
If the splinter is very deep, the hack is to smear the VapoRub around the puncture point and then apply a light wrap. Leave for a few hours, preferably overnight, and the splinter should be near the surface for easy extraction.
Add this to your outdoor toolbox. This is worth it.
A Salty Solution for Bruises
As another entry on this list shows, VapoRub is a great hack to help get rid of bruises. Now, we just have to ensure that the VapoRub-loving, accident-prone population also carries a bag of salt with them wherever they go! Sounds odd, but using VapoRub on everything is odd, too.
Salt, in particular Epsom salt, has a long history of helping muscles relax after strenuous activity. It is no secret. So, it would make sense to simply combine the two, right? A tiny sprinkle of salt in a scoop of VapoRub rubbed over a bruise reportedly helps the bruise fade even quicker. Now you know too — VapoRub and bruises go together.
VapoRub is your bruise's best friend. Worth it.
Vaporize Those Veins
Smudge some VapoRub into the web of spider veins and watch them vanish. Or so the theory hopes. Spider veins are caused by minuscule blood vessels rupturing due to inefficient circulation. The VapoRub hack states that with enough application over a long time, the camphor and eucalyptus oil will encourage much better blood flow, free the veins, and lessen their appearance.
This is another hack that the medical fraternity does not hold much faith in. They state that the massage action and eucalyptus might temporarily diminish the appearance but will not remove the veins themselves. This is one of those hacks you must try out for yourself, and be very patient to see if it works.
The spider veins are not going anywhere. This is worthless.
Unglue That Gum
All Kids, no matter who they belong to, usually possess two things: chewing gum and a lack of self-awareness. And the combination of the two means finding chewing gum glued to the worst spots of the best household items. We have a VapoRub hack that will slice through that gum and save your furniture and fabrics!
Maybe grab a pair of gloves for this one. Work a lump of VapoRub into the gum itself and at the point where it is sticking to the furniture. The VapoRub will lubricate the drying stickiness and make it easier to pull the gum off.
For all mothers out there. This is worth it.
Eye Make-Up Eraser
Seriously, steady hands are needed for this VapoRub trick. The active ingredients in VapoRub are very useful in breaking down and removing make-up. Eye make-up works particularly well as it is not oily, and the VapoRub usually removes it in one smooth wipe.
It is suggested to use a tiny dab of VapoRub on a piece of cotton wool and only wipe under the eye and on the eyelids. It is vital that no VapoRub comes into contact with the eyelashes, tear ducts, or the eye itself, as the ingredients can cause immense irritation. There are too many do-not and causation signs on this one for our taste. And besides, who wants a greasy eye?