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I never knew the humble Vicks had so many uses! Check out these 8 alternative uses for Vicks!

  1. Cracked heels: Rub Vicks on your heels at bedtime, put socks on your feet and go to bed. Wash off in the morning and rub your skin with a pumice stone and your cracked heels will be gone.
  2. Infected toenails: Rub Vicks on your infected nail 2-3 times a day until healed.
  3. Ear aches: Help ease the pain of an ear ache by rubbing a small amount of Vicks on a cotton ball and placing cotton ball in sore ear at night.                                               
  4. Headaches: To ease pain, rub some Vicks into your temples.
  5. Keep bugs away: Use Vicks as a insect repellent on your body, you only need a few small dabs.
  6. Itchy bites: Apply Vicks to your bites for relief.                       
  7. Coughing: Ease night time coughing by rubbing Vicks on feet and covering with socks before bed.
  8. Acne: Apply Vicks to pimples to help heal them.

What do you use Vicks for? Share with us below.

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  • yes vicks is my go to for colds and it has many more great uses

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  • I always use Vicks when anyone in my family has a cold. I place it on the chest, back and feet and its works really well. I also use it on pimples that I get when I’m approaching that time of month. Pimple is usually gone within the 2 days.

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  • Great tips never knew about the insect repelant

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  • Fantastic! Love these ideas Jessica, thank you!

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  • I find Vicks good for chesty coughs, running noses etc by putting 2 teaspoons of Vicks in a metal bowl half filled with boiling water in the bedroom at night of the person who has a stuffy nose/chest make sure its in a safe place close to the person, good idea to place it in the closed room before they go to bed to fill the room with the vapours. In the morning dispose of what’s in bowl correctly not down the toilet or any drain just throw out on the lawn or on the drive way

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  • Had no idea it could be used for so much. I’ll definitely try #4! Thanks.

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  • Apart from No. 7, I had no idea of the other options. They are all fantastic and I will definitely be trying them.

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  • I didn’t try it on my nails yet ! I have an continuous infected nail bed at my thumb…I tried disinfecting creams (which don’t help) but not Vicks yet….

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  • I didn’t know Vicks could be useful for so many reasons! Will be buying some on the next grocery shop!

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  • Have Vicks for different things through the years, great on my children and hubby. As for myself I can not stand it near my face or nose. One thing to be careful with it make sure your hands are well washed before going to the toilet as it can burn. Yes laugh can now , not then.

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  • Fantastic tip – I have stopped using Vicks since my children grew up – will start using it again.

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  • Thats so funny…only 10mins ago i was massaging vicks into my temples to help kill a headache. It worked.

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  • Put a tablespoon of Vicks into a large bowl of boiling water. Put a towel over your head and breath in the vapours. (Remember to come up for air). This will aid in clearing a congested nose. It really works.

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  • These are fantastic life hacks! My partner used the vicks rub and the nose thing religiously every night. He always seems to have a blocked nose, poor guy. I might use some for these now

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  • I have used vicks for colds and flu for years and it does help soothe. I also used vicks on the bottom of my daughters feet when she was 5 months. I did this and then put socks on and she slept all night. Win win

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