As the saying goes: ‘not all superheroes wear capes’

Let’s talk about something that has been underestimated since forever:

You must have noticed the ordinary VapoRub lying around unnoticed in your house. You only look out for it in case you are not feeling well. Owned by Proctor & Gamble by the name of Vicks, this little miracle has been only thought of as a mere medicine that cures throat or chest cough suppression, nose blockage and common cold. However, you will be amazed to find out how this little thing is a miracle in disguise.

First and foremost, research and practical experiments show that Vicks is the best beauty product there ever was when it comes to treating dry or chapped lips. Due to the amount of Vaseline present in it and its sticky nature, it makes sure that the dryness is oozed out of lips in no time. Furthermore, most beauty bloggers makes use of it as a highlighter after putting the makeup on.

To top it all, it is also a face cleanser. Experts believe that leaving it on face overnight can help in treating the problem areas (acne, pimples, dark circles, etc.) Plus, the oil present within Vicks can help you in hiding your age by giving you a wrinkle free skin. More than that, if God forbid, you suffered burns someday, then the first thing that you must do is to look out for Vicks and apply on the affected area to get rid of the damage.

It also treats our greatest nightmare: the belly fat.

It is believed that with a mixture of alcohol, baking soda and VapoRub, you will end up getting a paste like material. Before doing exercise, if you put the paste on your belly (or the area where you want to work on) and wrap yourself with plastic wrap, you will see a considerable amount of difference.

Are you suffering from earache?

No problem. Putting a small amount of VapoRub on a cotton pad and leaving it in your ear for one or so, can mend the pain a great deal. However, in case of pain caused due to infection, you need to consult a doctor.

This miracle also facilitates in treating dryness of hands and feet. Moreover, if your nails are fading in color or you are suffering from toe fungus you need to make sure of Vicks too. It is also known for reducing stretch marks and bruises.

You thought that’s enough?


Vicks is a known mosquito repellent. The ingredients present within, especially methanol, creates a kind of odor that not only disgusts the insects but also causes breathing problems to them thus resulting in their ultimate death if they get too near to it. So the next time a mosquito decides to sing the irritating song near your ear before sucking out your blood, you know what is just the right thing to do.

Here’s more…

Cats are cute. Dogs are even better. But pets can get super clingy at time and after sometime, it no longer looks adorable but rather it becomes irritating. The pets can eventually jump on the sofa or the bed and literally destroy the furniture if they feel like it.  However, putting a small amount of Vicks on the furniture is going to force your cat to stand and meow a feet away from it thus saving you from a lot of hassle and possible damage.

Holy Smokes! Next time you see Vicks lying around all ignored in the house, make sure that you don’t underestimate its power. It’s promised to save you from a lot of trouble!