As a kid, you probably remember getting smeared with this stuff, but did you know there are a bunch of other things you can cure with Vicks VapoRub?


It cures Acne! Put it on your zits for a few nights and watch the results.

Put some Vicks on your acne trouble spots and sleep on it. After a few nights of doing this, your acne will disappear!
Flickr / Caitlin Regan

A miracle headache cure! Gently rub some Vicks on your forehead and temples to get some relief.

Rub some on your temples and massage gently. This will relax you and relieve headache pains.
Flickr / Peter Hellberg

Repel those nasty mosquitoes! And if they do bite rub a little Vicks on the bite to soothe your ouchy.

Repel mosquitoes by dabbing some VapoRub on your skin and clothes. If you do get bitten, though, dab some on the sting to relieve the itch.
Flickr / John Tann

Just can’t shed a tear when all eyes are on you, expecting a waterfall? Well just rub some Vicks under your eyes and watch it rain!

Need to cry on cue? Rub a little Vicks under your eyes -- NOT in your eyes -- and the menthol should do the trick.
Flickr / Quinn Dombrowski

Keep your furry friends from chewing on stuff they shouldn’t by spreading a small amount of Vicks on the problem spots.


A pinch of salt plus Vicks and reduce bruising!

When you mix a pinch of salt and VapoRub and apply it to a fresh bruise, it's said to break up the discoloration.
Flickr / SharonaGott

Vicks can heal dry and cracked skin like on the heals of your feet!

Feel the healing effects right away when you rub cracked heels and elbows with the ointment.
Flickr / HeelsandFeet

Give yourself a rubdown with Vicks and cover with a towel to soothe aching muscles and joints.

Instead of paying for a sports massage, gently rub a sore muscle with Vicks. Cover the area with a towel and elevate the spot. The soreness should lessen.
Flickr / Richard Masoner, Cyclelicious

Leave a jar of Vicks open on your picnic table to repel biting insects.

Just as you can deter mosquitoes from your skin with it, placing a tub of VapoRub out in a buggy area will keep the flies at bay.
Flickr / Charity Duncan

Spread Vicks on fungus ridden nails and after a few days they should be problem free!

If you have toenail or fingernail fungus, put some of the ointment on the area twice a day. Things should clear up quickly.
Flickr / Shannon Kringen

A small amount of Vicks placed just in the ear canal can cure an ear ache.


Rub some Vicks on stretch marks and over time they will diminish!

It's been reported that if you rub VapoRub on stretch marks, over time, their appearance will diminish and even disappear.
Flickr / Sheila Sund

Vicks can speed up your healing time and prevent infection, just be warned it might hurt a little at first.

Though it may be painful at first, putting some of the ointment on a cut will help it heal faster and prevent infection.
Flickr / Travis Rigel Lukas Hornung

So many uses for such a commonly used item! Hope you find they work well for you.