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.
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.
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.
Cat Scratch Fever
It’s a shame that the ancient Egyptians did not have VapoRub at hand! As devoted as we are to our feline family, their not-so-endearing habit of scratching up and clawing at furniture can certainly be a challenge. VapoRub possibly is the answer to prevent this from happening.
First, perform a test on an inconspicuous piece of furniture to ensure that it does not damage the furniture itself. A light and inoffensive (to the human nose at least) streak of VapoRub on the items could repel the cat from going near it.
Keep the dye where it belongs: on your hair. Hair dying is a messy event. A lot of unwanted crossovers happen when the dye itself creeps onto the ears, forehead, and neck. Some people with more sensitive skin will find that the dye can be a bit stubborn and hard to clear from the skin.
Create a border between the hairline and the rest of the head with a thin strip of VapoRub. The petroleum jelly will absorb the runoff dye and create a natural barrier to keep it away from the skin. A quick wipe is all it takes afterward.