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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

VICKS Tricks

If you thought that Vicks topical cream was just for relieving throat,chest and head congestion while you sleep, then you will be surprised with this post. My moms is always like,  "Well, did you try Vicks?" I would often forget about the mentholated cream and how it really does work wonders!

                  The active ingredients are Camphor, Menthol and Eucalyptus oil.
Do not use in children under 2. There is a more gentler formula for babies that contains only  aloe vera with fragrance of eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary (for ages 3months and up).**Also, do not rub under children's noses** Was a studying done on ferrets that suggests not doing it.

Not only has it been around for over 100 hundred years, it is the most used over the counter decongestants.

BUT, that's not all!! Here are some other uses:

Feet Uses:
1- Rub all over your feet and cover with socks while you sleep. This provides night time cough relief (worked for my daughter).
2- Fungus toes can be helped if you rub on a little bit after getting out of the shower. It penetrate and kill the bacteria in less then 2 weeks!! (my mom tried and said it worked for her)
3-If you get dry, cracked feet, try rubbing Vicks on in the morning and night until it soften ups.
4-Have Athletes foot? Rub the minty rub on they dry, crusty spots twice a day.


For the SKIN:
1-Have Eczema? There isn't a cure, but rubbing the cool, minty paste can relieve the terrible itch.
2-Dab onto a zit to help your acne to subside and be less red.
3-Rosacea getting you down? Lightly rub Vicks onto red areas at night, just make sure not to get into your eyes.
4-Feel a cold sore coming on? Rub a dab onto suspected area.

For the BODY:
1-Rub the minty paste to relieve achy muscles. The Menthol acts as a local anesthetic and relieves those aches and pains!
2-Sinus Headache? Without getting it into eyes, rub onto cheek bones and forehead.
3-Got a itchy bug bite? Just a dab with do ya!
4-Itchy Skin in general? Dry elbows? Use the CREAM!!
5-Dealing with something really smelly? Apply some under the nose to mask the smell.
6-Camping or in an area with Mosquito's or Ticks? Rub some Vicks on exposed areas to keep those pesky bugs away. Already gotten bitten by the Mosquito? Rub some on the bite to relieve itch.
7-Tennis Elbow? Rub some on and wrap it up.

Try these out and let us know if they work for you and your family

Written by Brandi


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