You may have Vicks VapoRub in your medicine cabinet right now just waiting for the next winter cold, but actually, there are many ways you can use this product to enhance your lifestyle.

Check out these 20 less known uses for Vicks VapoRub and stock up:

#1 No More Mosquitoes: keep mosquitos away from you on a warm summer night by putting a bit of the rub on your skin, and even on your clothes.

#2 Fight Sinus Head Pain: the headaches that come along with sinus infections are always intense. Rub some Vicks under your nose and your sinus headache will be lessened by the menthol.

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#3 Treat Acne: if you have acne, then you’re probably willing to try anything to get rid of some pimples. Apply Vicks to the areas where you have breakouts, and it will dry out the skin and clear your acne.

#4 Cry on Cue: if you find yourself in need of crying on demand, say for a stage or film performance, putting Vicks under your eyes will cause tears to fall. Do not put it directly on eyes or eyelids, however.

#5 Keep Bugs Away: if you’re at a picnic, you can simply put the open jar of Vicks in the area to keep flies away from your delicious foods. If you want to take more serious action, try rubbing it near your ears, and behind your knees and elbows.

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#6 Fade Bruises: when you find yourself with a bruise from a fall or exercising, take some Vicks and a tiny bit of salt and rub them together on the bruise. You’ll notice a quick difference.

#7 Ease Muscle Soreness: when you’re experiencing sore muscles, set aside three times per day to rub Vicks on your sore areas. After putting the Vicks on, cover areas with a dry, but warm towel, and try to relax until the discomfort passes.

#8 Hydrate Skin: it’s common to have Vicks in the house during the winter, a time when skin can get very dry. Take advantage of the product’s presence and slather it onto dry skin. You’ll be moisturized and feeling soft.

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#9 Elbow Pain: the camphor and menthol in Vicks help to heal elbow pain. Feel free to apply the rub as many times as needed throughout the day to ease your aching.

#10 Soften Heels: if your heels are cracked from your busy days spent on your feet, pamper yourself by rubbing Vicks on your heels and wearing cotton socks to sleep. Wash your feet in the morning and exfoliate them.

#11 Deal with Nail Fungus: when you notice fungus growing under a finger or toenail, tackle it right away with Vicks. Make sure the nail stays trimmed and apply Vicks twice per day.

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#12 Break Up Phlegm: when you’ve got a deep and painful chest cough, rub Vicks all over your chest to help break up the phlegm and get rid of the cough.

#13 Stop Kitty Scratching: if your cat enjoys scratching specific areas of your house, such as walls, windows, or furniture, put a bit of Vicks in those places and your kitty will steer clear.

#14 Wounds and Splinters: rubbing Vicks on open cuts or splinters will prevent infection and help them heal faster.

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#15 Focus Your Racehorse: don’t let your horse get distracted on the day of the race by the lady ponies. Rub some Vicks under their nose to keep them focused.

#16 Help Stretch Marks Disappear: if you’ve tried everything else to remove your stretch marks, give Vicks a try. Rub it daily on your stretch marks and see them start to disappear within two weeks time.

#17 No More Pet Spraying: just like the scratching, sometimes pets pee and spray urine in very inconvenient places, leaving your house smelling pretty bad. Identify your pet’s favorite pee places and rub a little Vicks in those spots to deter them from peeing there.

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#18 Soothe Eczema: the worst part of eczema is how itchy it can get. To help ease the itchiness and inflammation, run Vicks on your affected areas.

#19 Relieve Ear Aches: ear aches are like torture. Do what you can to help yourself and use a cotton ball to rub some Vicks in your ear to lessen the aching.

#20 Address Athlete’s Foot: there’s nothing pretty or fun about Athlete’s Foot. To speed up the healing process, apply Vicks twice per day.

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