If you’ve ever had a cold, then you probably understand the instant relief of applying some Vick’s VapoRub. However, did you know that the remedy has far more uses than just helping you cold? Vick’s VapoRub can also be used for the following:

  • Sore muscles
  • Home improvement
  • As a cosmetic
  • Ear pain
  • And more!

That’s right, Vick’s VapoRub is a very helpful to have around your home.

Here are some ways to use VapoRub that you may not know about.

Aromatherapy. Why apply VapoRub to your nose when you can freshen the entire air with it? If you have a humidifier, add some to circulate around the room. Not only does it clear congestion but if freshers the room as well. 

Soothes sore muscles. Have you ever gone a bit too hard in your workout class? Applying some VapoRub to your muscles after a workout is a good way to ease both soreness and inflammation to help get you back to workout shape.

Stop a squeaky door hinge. Having a squeaky door hinge can be a real annoyance. Thankfully, VapoRub can help remedy the issue. Rub a little on the door hinge and it should do the trick. This is because the substance contains petroleum jelly (or Vaseline) which should stop the squeaking.

Ease earache pain. It you’re experiencing an earache, place a cotton ball with some VapoRub on it in the cup of your ear. It won’t treat the ache but it should ease the pain.