WHETHER it’s a known or unpopular brand, a vaporub we usually apply on our nostril when we feel like catching colds or on mosquito bites, many are not aware that this ointment has plenty of health and household help.
Try these amazing uses of vaporub:
* Prevents cat scratches. Rub your walls, doors and windows with VapoRub to prevent your cat from scratching them.
* Prevent your pet peeing inside. Do you hate your cat or dog peeing inside your house? Place an open bottle of vaporub in different areas of your house to keep your pet from peeing in these spots.
* Deters mosquitoes. Apply a bit of vaporub on your clothing and skin and the mosquitoes will stay away. You can also apply some of the ointment on your neck, inner knees, elbows and behind your ears to keep insects away.
* Sinus headaches. Apply some vaporub under your nose and breathe deeply – the menthol from the ointment will soothe your headaches.
* Reek-free racehorses. In order to prevent the fascinating stench of the female pony and keep the horses focused on the race, professional racers rub vaporub under the nostrils of their horses.
* Removes warts. Apply vaporub on the warts twice a day and cover the area with a gauze or sock – this will remove the warts in only a couple of days. Continue with the treatment until the wart completely disappears.
* Relieves ear pain. Put a cotton ball with vaporub in the affected ear and you should feel immediate improvement. Another option is to warm a garlic clove then apply the vaporub on and insert the clove in the opening of the painful ear.
* Alleviates sore muscles. Massage your sore muscles with VapoRub, then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie down until the pain goes away and repeat the process three times a day for best results.
* Treats cracked heels. In order to keep your feet healthy and smooth, you need to apply some VapoRub on them and put on socks before you go to bed, then wash your feet with warm water in the morning. In addition, you can also exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone.
Some also found that the vaporub can help you reduce your belly fat and get the figure you want. But you need a healthy diet and regular exercise can accelerate the fat burning process in areas such as the legs or abdomen.
If you want to reduce fat, cellulite and stretch marks, all you need to do is to make a cream of the varporub, camphor, baking soda and some alcohol. Apply this powerful cream then wrap the area with plastic wrap while you’re at home or at work, and you will be able to reduce your fat in no time.
Though camphor may not be safe on its own, adding it in commercial products may deem it safe.
Here’s how to prepare this fat-burning remedy: you need a vaporub, camphor, alcohol, and baking soda. Crush the camphor tablet and mix it with the other ingredients until you form a paste, which you should store in a plastic container.
Apply the paste on the problematic areas before going to bed and massage in circular motion, then wrap the area with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. Use the method while resting at home or while you exercise.