Alternative Uses For Vicks Vaporub
News| | By Jasper Gee
Great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers have relied on the soothing, therapeutic properties of VapoRub for over 100 years to treat children complaining of congestion, coughs and sore throats. Containing camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, VapoRub also emits an unforgettable odor that everybody in the world recognizes, loves and loathes.
Instead of rubbing VapoRub all over your skin and making your bedroom smell like your grandparents’ whole house, try putting some VapoRub on cottonballs and sticking the cottonballs in your ears.
Don’t worry–this isn’t a joke and nothing bad will happen. In fact, here’s what may happen:
Soothe earaches caused by head colds—VapoRub ingredients have numbing properties that may help relieve earache pain. If pain persists for more than 48 hours, your inner ear could be infected and need doctor-prescribed antiobiotics.
Send mosquitoes screaming into the night--if you plan to go camping, plugging your ears with VapoRub-saturated cottonballs can help repel mosquitoes and other pesky insects so you enjoy a bite-free night of sleep in the great outdoors.
Ease common headache pain–inhaling the therapeutic aroma of VapoRub all night by stuffing your ears with VapoRub cottonballs helps alleviate headaches and congestion pain around the eyes.
Moisturize itchy, dry ears–stop digging at your ears with a bobby pin or key! It’s dangerous and won’t cure itchy ears. Just reach for the cottonballs and VapoRub before retiring for the night. VapoRub is an effective moisturizer you can also use on other itchy spots driving you crazy.
For scratchy or lumpy throats–inhaling VapoRub fumes all night allows healing ingredients to be absorbed by your throat tissues. In fact, the FDA has approved camphor for use as a painkiller for skin irritations such as minor burns, insect bites and cold sores. That’s why it works great to soothe a sore throat.
Just because you now know what may happen if you stick VapoRub-soaked cottonballs in your ears doesn’t mean you should wait until you have an earache or sore throat to do it. Why not try it as an experiment? You could discover VapoRub in your ears provides health benefits not even your grandma knows about. Watch this YouTube Video To See even more.