Friday, November 9, 2007

Amazing New Uses for an Old-Fashioned Remedy : Vicks VapoRub

People are ingenious about using items they have on hand for new uses. One of these is Vicks VapoRub. I didn't realize it was still even sold, but, not only is it still available, but people have found amazing new uses for this old-fashioned remedy.
Suffering is the mother of creativity. People will do almost anything to relieve their discomfort. Perhaps that is why some folks have tried rinsing their scalps with Listerine for flaky Dandruff. Others have dabbed vodka on their itchy poison ivy.

People reach for what they have on hand, which might account for why common household products show up so frequently in strange home remedies. Who knew you could use Phillip’s Milk of Magnesia as an underarm deodorant instead of a Laxative?

Perhaps the most versatile of all is Vicks VapoRub. This old-fashioned salve has been used for more than a century to ease chest congestion. But there is an astonishing assortment of other uses that people have invented. Read more


Anonymous said...

Hurrah! Great post! I did have a "vicks experience" with a lady some years back. It was truly a Vicks ecstacy...!

Anonymous said...

Yes I have used vicks vapour rub, but it needs to be vicks, the cheaper ones just are not as good. As well as on the chest you can use it on aces and pains.

leaktattle said...

Benefits of Vicks VapoRub

Do you know you can upgrade the shade of henna connected staring you in the face by rubbing Vicks VapoRub on it? I have attempted this on myself and yes it worked. Vicks VapoRub is not just to cure blocked nose and sore throat.