Have you missed trash collection day? New puppy in the house that has not yet learned the difference between your Persian rug or the grass outside? Here’s a VapoRub hack for you!
Use VapoRub as a quick-fix air freshener. Some hacks suggest a dab of VapoRub just under the nose, but this is not recommended as it can irritate the upper lip. A better method is to place a spoonful of VapoRub into a microwave-proof bowl, heat it until it turns to liquid, and place it in the desired location.
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!
Salt, in particular Epsom salt, has a long history of helping muscles relax after strenuous activity. So, it would make sense to simply combine the two, right? A tiny sprinkling of salt in a scoop of VapoRub and rubbed over a bruise reportedly helps the bruise fade even quicker.
This simple VapoRub hack is here to help all humans battle a common enemy — cellulite. Note that some diehard VapoRub fans insist on a few extra ingredients to ensure the process is even more effective.
Generously apply Vicks VapoRub to any area with noticeable cellulite and add a sprinkling of baking soda, and just a drop of alcohol. And no, that does not mean a dash of wine! As the instructions go, the ingredients need time to work, so this is best done just before going to bed or, if the cling wrap is tight enough, as you go about your day.
Too Much Vitamin D
Peelers unite! At one point or another, the sun lover in all of us has led us down the dreaded sunburn path. While most of us simply reach for the aloe vera gel, another far more unsuspecting aid is at hand in the form of VapoRub.
Some VapoRub hackers suggest daubing a cloth in VapoRub, wrapping the cloth around an ice pack, and leaving on a sunburn. The VapoRub can be used too to assist with peeling!
Spare yourself the embarrassment of scratching away at a persistent itchy spot. Instead of looking like a cat with fleas, why not apply a layer of VapoRub over the offending itch? A number of reasons could be causing an unexplained prickling; dry skin, allergy, and light sunburn, among others.
The petroleum jelly will soothe it while the camphor numbs the nerve endings, allowing you to forget that there is even an irritation temporarily. VapoRub should not be used as a long-term solution if the itching persists but rather just to get through your Monday meeting!