Dark spots on your skin can pose a real cosmetic challenge. These spots, sometimes splotchy and sometimes looking like a flat mole, pose no immediate health risks, but many would rather they disappear. There are a number of self-aided treatments that try and deal with eliminating them once and for all, and VapoRub is usually featured on the home remedy list.
It is not advised to apply VapoRub over large areas of the skin as this can cause acne. However, if this is not a risk, then a gentle massaging of the VapoRub into the dark spot may help lighten it.
Wedding Band Wonder Wax
We only advocate this hack for very legitimate reasons to remove your wedding band! Rings stuck on fingers can be a nightmare. Panic sets in as the tugging seems to make the ring more immovable. Take a deep breath, relax and reach for the jar of VapoRub.
A generous squeeze of VapoRub squished around the finger, and the metal will lessen the fight between skin and ring. Watch the rings slide right off like ice skaters as the petroleum jelly creates an oily exit for them off the fingers. Don’t use this hack to get stubborn rings on, though!
Lube Up Sticky Cabinet Doors
Cabinet door hinges that are getting worn out can find new life with some grease. A cost-effective and far less messy solution than regular grease is VapoRub. Press the VapoRub into the cabinet door hinges or, for roller doors, smear the VapoRub along the runners.
The excellent lubricating properties of the petroleum jelly and turpentine oil will make every movement of the door seem brand new. Prepare the surfaces before applying the VapoRub, as dirt and dust will become trapped in the jelly and possibly make things worse.
Joy for Joints
It's a tough competition, but, if we had to pick only one body part that reminds us of the inevitability of aging, we'd pick our joints.
The wear and tear of decades of use affect the best of us. The camphor in VapoRub has the potential to act as an incredibly effective pain reliever. While not able to directly assist with the underlying issue, the camphor certainly has the ability to numb the nerve endings around the joint and bring at least a temporary form of relief.
Cut Down the Cuts
You might have sliced through some skin but let VapoRub slice through the healing time. VapoRub connoisseurs maintain that VapoRub aids in the healing process of minor cuts. And by minor cuts, we are talking about paper cuts here, everyone!
As grateful as we are for the self-healing properties of the skin, the prolonged waiting period can be a challenge. Speed up the healing process by allowing the menthol to bring down the swelling while the camphor numbs those annoying stings. The eucalyptus might even inhibit any nasty bugs from getting in and causing infection.