I have always considered myself to be a person who tries to get the best out of anything. I love those hacks that I see on the internet, but I have never expected to see a hack that included Vicks VapoRub. I thought that it could be used only in treating coughs and colds. But recently I discovered something that made me realize how little we really know.
Vicks VapoRub consists of a mixture of petrolatum, camphor, eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil and turpentine oil. It makes overly stretched skin feel softer, and it also reduces the dry appearance that makes stretch marks stand out.
What is important, is that the producers of Vicks Vaporub do not claim that the product can reduce stretch marks. But, the product has the anti-inflammatory property of eucalyptus. Women that have used it say that within a week of utilizing it, their stretch marks were 60 to 100 per cent gone.
But, this is not the only use of Vicks VapoRub.
Vicks VapoRub has another utilization. You can use it as a mosquito or a bug repellent. Are you surprised? You should not be, because this is true. Just rub a light coat of Vicks VapoRub on your skin before going out, or before going to bed, and the mosquitoes will not buzz near you.
There is another way to deal with it, if you have already been bitten. You should apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid in order to relieve itching. It is very effectual and very fast. The strong aroma offers added protections against other bugs and insects.
We have to accept the fact that we never know enough. For example, we did not know enough about the other uses of Vicks VapoRub. We hope that these uses would help you as well.