Don’t let the snail assail your plants! VapoRub can form an impenetrable barrier for snails. Only use this hack on potted plants. Rub a good dollop of VapoRub on the edges of plant holders and ONLY the holders.
Snails will stay far, far away from the menthol scent. Do not rub VapoRub on any plant itself, including the leaves, stalks, or branches, as this will most certainly cause damage to the plant. A light greasing around the plant holder rim is more than enough to repel any voracious bugs.
Click Those Cracked Heels
If your heels look like they have just crossed the Sahara desert, do not fret, and keep those sandals out for summer! Cracked heels usually develop as a result of extra pressure on the feet. Heels will then tend to harden, causing cracking and dryness. VapoRub is a well-known solution to restore heels.
The effects of the petroleum jelly in VapoRub are so positive on cracked heels that even the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends its usage. A generous of VapoRub a few times a day should have you clicking your heels together again in no time!
Make Kevin Bacon Proud
Several good hacks have emerged since the dawn of the internet to help keep feet pretty, smooth, and in footloose shape. Not one to be left out, VapoRub has its own solution to beautify the soles. Dissolve a spoonful of VapoRub in a tub of lukewarm-to-warm water.
Ensure not to overdo it, as one spoon will be enough to work effectively and not overwhelm the room with fumes. The petroleum jelly and key ingredients will help keep feet hydrated and slough off dead skin. Make sure to pat dry rather than rub dry afterward to lock in the moisture.
Pet Hot Spots
Are you noticing your pooches rubbing their hindquarters against trees or furniture a bit much? No, they have not been watching Miley Cyrus' music videos. They possibly have what veterinarians call a hot spot. A hot spot occurs when a lesion becomes inflamed and causes the unsuspecting animal significant irritation.
VapoRub can act as a soothing balm against the flare-up. Ensure to trim the hair around the hot spot, so the VapoRub does not get absorbed by the hair itself. This is only a secondary measure, though, so please be sure to get veterinary assistance.
Prevent Stretch Marks
Preventing stretch marks from forming altogether? Yes, please! The petroleum jelly and the turpentine oil in VapoRub help the skin stay hydrated, elastic, and supple if used on a regular basis.
With skin in this condition, it can better withstand the stresses placed on it by rapid expansion, for example, in the instance of pregnancy or rapid weight gain. This hack needs no unique process such as wrapping oneself up like a mummy in cling wrap but instead just a single application daily, preferably after bathing.