When you’re struck down with the cough or cold, there are just some things that make you feel infinitely better: Netflix. A cosy doona. A hot cup of tea. A hot water bottle with a fluffy casing. A nice gentle rub of Vicks VapoRub on your chest.
The latter in particular takes me back to when I was a kid every time I open up that little blue tub and take a deep sniff of the soothing contents inside. I know many now-adults who have that same nostalgic feeling about Vicks VapoRub, otherwise known as every mum’s answer to a child who is unable to sleep due to their blocked nose or uncomfortable cough.
And while I’ll always be adamant that my mum’s application gave the special touch that instantly did the trick to make me feel approximately 1000 times better (v-shape on the chest and a tiny bit on your pyjamas – you heard it here first), there are plenty of ways to apply Vicks VapoRub that many of us would’ve never considered.
Here are five of those Vicks tricks: