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Hack of the Week: Uses For Vick's Vapor Rub You've Never Heard

Vicks VapoRub isn't just for congestion. In fact, there are dozens of other ways you can--and should!--use this medicine-cabinet staple. Here are just 10 of them (check the link for more):

o Use as an antibiotic ointment: If you run out of Neosporin, use VapoRub as a replacement.

o Train your pet: If you have a problem with your pet marking its territory around the house, just grab an open container of Vicks VapoRub and place it in an area that your pet often tries to mark.

o Treat your acne: Apply VapoRub to pimples or other blemishes and leave it on overnight. When you wash it off in the morning, your blemish should be gone.

o Stop painful earaches: All you need to do is put a small amount of VapoRub on a cotton ball and put it in your ear for several hours, several times a day. 

o Combat stretch marks: Vicks contains eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor, and turpentine oil, which all combine to help stretched skin both feel softer and increase moisture.

o Soothe a sunburn: The cool feeling you get by rubbing on Vicks is perfect for some nice relief from that annoying stinging sensation. 

o Fight toenail fungus: Thymol is one of the main ingredients in Vicks VapoRub and is great for blocking the growth of fungus because of its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties.

o Repel insects: Apply a thin layer and the strong scent will deter bugs from coming your way.

o Repair cracked heels: At night, rub your heels with a pumice stone and warm water, then apply Vicks and wear cotton socks to bed. You’ll have baby-soft heels in no time.

o Hold your horses: Believe it or not, you can keep a horse from getting distracted by the scent of female horses during mating season by applying some VapoRub under his nose. Giddyup!

40 Uses For Vicks VapoRub

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