Vicks Cures Everything! See the 40 uses for Vicks VapoRub, 45 ways to use Vicks VapoRub unexpectedly.

What is Vicks vaporub good for?

Vicks vaporub, a product of Procter and Gamble is an over the counter drug medically indicated for the relieve of cough, sore muscles, nasal congestion, joint pains and minor body pains. Vicks vaporub rub is intended to for external use only. I’m going to write about the 40 uses for Vicks VapoRub.

Apart for the use listed in the first paragraph, vicks is now believed to cure everything and anything…The general public have found other not medically approved uses, benefits and functions of Vicks vaporub as listed below…

See the 40 uses for Vicks VapoRub..

Vicks VapoRub has far more uses than relieving coughs and colds. From acne treatment to insect repellent, there is plenty you can do with it.
It can get rid of stubborn stretch marks, thanks to its eucalyptus oil. The product can also help to clear up skin conditions such as rosacea.


Believe it or not, countless reviews and testimonials of Vicks say that it is like a magic eraser of stretch marks or loose skin after pregnancy. While the makers of Vicks Vaporub do not claim that its product can actually reduce stretch marks or recommend its use as a treatment for skin conditions or scarring, the product has the anti-inflammatory property of eucalyptus, with women saying that within a week of using it, their stretch marks were 60 to 100 per cent gone.

40 uses for Vicks VapoRub
40 uses for Vicks VapoRub

Because Vicks VapoRub contains a combination of eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor and turpentine oil, these oils combine and make overly stretched skin feel softer, while also reducing that dry appearance that makes stretch marks stand out. You may have to get used to smelling like you have a permanent cold, but this one is genius.


One of the most common uses for Vicks is to relieve a headache or migraine. But what many people don’t realise is that this is actually one of the proven purposes for the product and something the brand actually promotes.

According to the Vicks website it can be ‘massaged’ in to soothe headaches and body aches, with many choosing to softly rub the cream into their temples as the mentholated scent can release pressure in the head and relieve pain.


Scared of insects or bugs like mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants etc from getting into your room at night or day? Merely, rub some Vicks on to your skin when you are going somewhere where you expect there to be insects. The product will work as a repellent, meaning you will be free nasty and irritating insect bites.


It might sound mad, but a little Vicks VapoRub can work wonders in clearing up all sorts of skin conditions including pimples. Apply it to a face riddled with acne several times a day to soothe it and simultaneously dry it out, or alternatively use it to treat eczema and rosacea.


Bruise easily? Have a cut or splinter?
Vicks helps to break down the blood in a bruise when you use it mixed with salt on the skin.
It can also be useful as an antiseptic for a cut or splinter. Simply, put some onto your cut and splinter and it will help to relieve both.


For anyone with muscle pain, Vicks is a darling. It can soothe your aching muscles easily, by improving your circulation to the muscles. Just gently massage a little bit of vicks into your aching muscles and feel the pain disappear. Rub vicks vaporub generously on sore muscles.

7. Vicks VapoRub uses on feet

It is great on hard dry heels feet, softens them and heals the cracks. Rub on feet in the morning and at night

8. Used to discipline pets

Vicks can even help to train unruly cats and dogs in the home.

9. Cold

Rubbing Vick’s vaporub on the feet helps to relieve cold and aid the body in generating heat.

10.Vicks VapoRub on feet for pneumonia

Rubbing Vicks vaporub on the feet for persons or children with pneumonia is believed to be soothing and helps suppress chesty cough and fever.

11. Vicks VapoRub on feet for calluses

Corns and calluses are hard, painful areas of skin that often develop on the feet in response to pressure or friction. Applying vicks vaporub on the feet helps to soften corns and calluses and relieves the pain caused by the calluses.

12. Vicks VapoRub Uses for hair growth

Leaving Vicks vaporub on your hair overnight helps to stimulate hair growth. Camphor, lavender and other ingredients found in Vicks helps to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles.

13. Vicks VapoRub for male pattern baldness

Baldness is the patchy, partial or total loss of hair which could be acquired or hereditary. Vicks vaporub is believed to help prevent and treat male pattern hair loss (baldness) by increasing blood circulation to the hair follicles.

14. Vicks VapoRub for beard growth

Are you aware that some guys use vicks vaporub to grow beards? They rubs vicks on the chin morning and night for about a month to join the bearded gang association.

15. Vicks VapoRub for dandruff

Rubbing vicks on the hair every night has been suggested as one of the numerous ways to get rid of lice and dandruffs form the hair. Menthol is very effective against dandruff they say.

16. Vicks for eyebrow growth

Some persons develop baldness on the eyebrow… Vicks vaporub has always come to their rescue for eyebrow growth. Vicks may help your eyelashes grow but no evidence to support this. Don’t try this as it may damage your eyes. Menthol is toxic to the eyes.

17. Vicks for grey hair

Vicks vaporub is believed to help prevent greying of the hair.

18. Vicks for eye Bags

Vicks vaporub has found itself into the hands of some ladies who use it to remove ugly eyebags.

19. Low back pain

Is Vicks VapoRub good for back pain? Yes. Applying vicks vaporub on the back before going to bed helps relieve severe low back pain. Physiotherapists do use vicks vaporub to massage the back during their sessions with patients with spondylosis.

20. Vicks VapoRub for dark spots

Vicks vaporub can help in removing the dark spots, black spots, blackheads, scars and white heads that arose form acne.

21. Vicks for skin Tightening

Vicka vaporub removes wrinkles and makes your skin look younger… It does this by strengthening the elastic cartilage of the skin and promoting your skin recoil (elasticity).

22. Vicks VapoRub for wrinkles

Vicks slows down the wrinkling of the skin strengthening its texture.

23. Vicks VapoRub for cellulite removal

Vicks vaporub helps remove ugly cellulite form the skin. Just apply vicks vaporub on the affected skin and take before and after pictures to compare the progress you are making.

24. Vicks vaporub rub and belly fat, flat tummy.

Rubbing Vicks vaporub on the stomach overnight is believed to help reduce burn abdominal fat to develop flat belly.

25. Benefits of Vicks in belly button

It is believed that rubbing vicks vaporub on the belly button burns excess fat accumulation and reduces belly fat.

26. Stuffy nose

Putting vicks vaporub on the nose helps relieve stuffy nose and nasal congestion… It helps you breathe better and removes catarrh.

27. vicks for spider veins

Spider veins known also as varicose veins are ugly. Vicks vaporub helps remove stubborn spider veins from the skin

28. Vicks for earache

Are you having ear pains? If you put a cotton ball with vaporub in your ear all night, it helps relieves your nagging earache…Vicks vaporub is a home remedy for earache before going to the hospital.

29. Clogged ear

Can vicks vaporub help clogged ear? Yes, applying vicks vaporub helps to dissolve impacted ear wax and remove clogging. Vicks VapoRub is good for ear wax removal.

30. Ear infection

Vicks and garlic applied in the ear actually help to treat ear infection.

31. Tinnitus and vertigo

Tinnitus is a roaring sensation in your ear. Vicks vaporub is used by some persons to relieve tinnitus and vertigo.

32. Vicks for itchy ears?

Having itchy ears, just apply vicks vaporub.

33. Vicks in ears For Sinus

Vicks is suggested to help heal ear sinus.


rub a little on the area when you begin to feel one coming on.


rub on throat and wrap with a man’s sock.


rub on chest and under each nostril.


rub vicks generously on feet and cover with socks to help minimize coughing.

38. Vicks vaporub for weight loss

Vicks is used for weight loss by some ladies… It is mystery how they do this.


Rub vicks on toe nails with fungus. The nail will turn a dark color as it kills the fungus. Dark color will go away as the nail grows out


Rub vicks vaporub alto exposed skin to scare away mosquitoes… Vicks prevent malaria


rub vicks on insect bite and cover with a band-aid and you will experience some relief.

42.. Prevent pregnancy

Some ladies actually use vicks vaporub to flush out sperm and prevent pregnancy

43. Hemorrhoids

Applying vicks vaporub to protruded, painful and thrombosed hemorrhoids helps to relieve pains and great deal.

44. Vicks for big buttocks

Rubbing vicks vaporub on your behind is believed to help make the buttocks larger. Read about it here.

45. Vicks is good for itchy anus

46. Vicks is used to soothe external hemorrhoids in pregnant women

47. Vicks is used to treat athlete’s foot

48. Soften calluses

49. Soften burn wound eschar

50….Vicks soothes painful pimples.

51. Vicks helps with hair growth

52. Vicks helps to relieve arthritis when applied to the painful joint.

53. Vicks helps to treat inflammation.

54. Vicks treat scalp fungus.

CAVEAT: of all the 40 uses for Vicks VapoRub listed here, none is scientifically backed. We do not recommend the non-medical use of vicks.

To be continued and updated.


This article is the intellectual property of with contributions from Chronic Pain & Crps/RSD – Keeping it Real


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