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12 Unexpected but Great Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub is a popular common cold remedy with medicated vapors. Its main ingredients — camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus — help relieve cough and nasal congestion. However, these are not the only benefits of the product.

We at awesomz are pretty sure you’ve never heard of these unconventional but amazing uses for Vicks VapoRub, so we decided to share them with you.

1. Works as an insect repellent

Try using an open Vicks VapoRub jar to repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. It’s perfect when you suddenly run out of repellent or you have left it at home.

2. Relieves headaches

Menthol, one of the main ingredients of Vicks VapoRub, helps lower blood pressure in your head and, as a result, relieves pain. Just rub a little on your forehead.

3. Takes good care of your feet

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Before going to bed, apply some Vicks to your heels, especially to the cracked and dry areas, and put your socks on. Make sure you’re using old socks because the next day they will have a super strong menthol smell. In the morning, wash your feet with cold water, use a pumice stone to scrub away dead skin, and then apply your regular foot care product. Keep doing so every night, and soon you’ll see some noticeable results.

4. Helps get rid of belly fat

Mix one tablespoon of crushed tablet camphor, one tablespoon of alcohol, one tablespoon of baking soda, and half a jar of Vicks VapoRub until you get a paste. Before doing your physical exercises, apply this paste to your abdomen or to the area that you plan to work on, and wrap yourself with plastic wrap. When you finish your workout, rinse with plenty of water.

Having the same effect as those expensive slimming creams, such homemade applications, performed 2-3 times a week, can make a real difference.

5. Prevents pet incidents

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