Vicks VapoRub is a classic medicinal ointment that has been used to treat the common cold, as well as coughs and pain surrounding your joints and muscles.

While this product is mostly healthy, one ingredient put in by the manufacturer, petroleum, has been linked to an assortment of health issues.

Which is why we've brought you a recipe to make your very own petroleum free VapoRub at home, but first, take a look at some of the amazing uses for it...

1. Tick repellent.

Trying to remove ticks can be a painful and tedious process, whether they're on you or your beloved pets. Fortunately, this VapoRub can keep you and your furry friends protected from those evil pests, or remove them with ease.

For those who already have ticks, simply apply a small amount of VapoRub to the area surrounding the tick in order to loosen it's grip, and if it doesn't fall off right away, they can be effortlessly combed out.

Additionally, VapoRub is a natural insect repellent, so the ticks are less likely to return.

2. No more painful earaches.

VapoRub wont only cure you of the pain caused by earaches, it will also help them to heal more quickly because of the camphor oil found inside.

This oil was naturally extracted from a camphor tree, which has the power of a natural anesthetic with the ability to eliminate pain, and cause numbness shortly after being applied. Just put a little VapoRub on a cotton ball, put it in your ear for a couple minutes, and the anti-fungal properties should will immediately begin treating the infection.

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