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.
Freshen the Air
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.
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.
VapoRub the Tennis Elbow
No need to stay off the tennis court if your elbow is giving you stress; the ever-wondrous combination of menthol and camphor can save the elbows of any Wimbledon champion! Tennis elbow is caused by the elbow joint being strained due to overuse or possibly overextension.
A dollop of VapoRub massaged onto and around the elbow may possibly provide instant relief. The menthol can bring down any inflammation, so the tendons and muscles find relief. The camphor might numb the area and possibly lift any pain.
Oily fingerprints make their mark on glass surfaces. Mirrors, spectacles, and windows, to name a few. Stubborn smudges can easily be swabbed off these surfaces with VapoRub. Using a non-abrasive cloth, vigorously work a dot of VapoRub into the smudges.
Use the dry end of the cloth to wipe the VapoRub away. There may be a bit of streakiness but continue using the dry cloth to wipe it away. Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best VapoRub hack of them all?