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VapoRub: 11 Surprising Health And Household Uses

As someone who hates being sick, my bathroom cabinet is full of everything from drugstore solutions to all-natural remedies.

I’m willing to try anything if it means keeping a cold away — like gargling a little bit of apple cider vinegar. So naturally, I’ve always kept a container of VapoRub around just in case.

I’ve always known that I could use it on my chest and throat to help a cough, but I thought that was all it was really good for… until now.

Not only is VapoRub useful for a surprising variety of health-related issues, but it can also be used to repel insects, battle stretch marks, and potty-train pets. I seriously had no idea.

Scroll through this exclusive list below to see just how many incredible uses there are for a simple container of VapoRub. I can’t wait to try some of these out myself!

Which of these surprising ideas worked for you? Can you think of anymore uses for VapoRub? Let us know in the comments.

Why VapoRub?

Why VapoRub?

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It might surprise you to hear that VapoRub actually contains quite a few ingredients that are good for you: eucalyptus oil, menthol, cedarleaf oil, and nutmeg oil.

So naturally, these ingredients are perfect for fighting several health-related issues.

But VapoRub also gives off a very distinct smell that can be extremely useful in a variety of other situations.

Keep scrolling to see how you can use this shockingly helpful ointment to improve quite a few aspects of your life!

Use #1: Fight Migraines

Use #1: Fight Migraines

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Rub VapoRub on your temples and forehead.

To help stave off migraines, many people use VapoRub by rubbing a small amount on their foreheads.

According to DivineCaroline.com, “The mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and instantly relieve pain.”

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