There is nothing cool about a cold sore as they usually feel like a volcanic fire pit on the lips. Cold sores are a very simple and common virus, and studies have shown that it affects up to eighty percent of the population. Try to prevent a cold sore from breaking out or, at the very least, from getting worse by applying a small dab of VapoRub on it.
The petroleum jelly will keep the skin around the cold sore hydrated, thereby preventing cracking and splitting. The menthol could act as a preventative against swelling.
Insects know no boundaries. It is great to be one with nature and all when camping, but do we have to endure the buzzing bombardment of mother nature’s minute kamikaze pilots?
The short answer is “no” if you have a few jars of VapoRub on hand! The scent of the menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus ingredients is overpowering for insects, and they will generally avoid it at all costs. A good hack is to melt some VapoRub over the fire and leave it in small open containers around the table, as the aroma will deter any insects from getting too close.
Smooth Out Wrinkles
As the adage goes: wrinkles show where smiles have been. But for some, there's a possibility that those smiles stretched a bit too far across the face. Wrinkles are unavoidable, and not everyone quite has the budget for laser treatment, so for those on a tight budget, VapoRub might have a solution.
Eucalyptus oil is documented to tighten the skin. Combine this with the petroleum jelly, and VapoRub makes a convincing argument to help make the skin taut around wrinkles while keeping it moisturized. The results may not be drastic, but a little goes a long way.
Mind getting some VapoRub on your baking utensils? If not, this hack is ideal. 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!
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, a hack is to smear the VapoRub around the puncture point and then apply a light wrap. Leave for a few hours, or preferably overnight, and the splinter should be near to the surface for easy extraction.