12 Uses for Vicks. I'm pinning this to "holistic home apothecary" because these are great tips that would work even better with the DIY version of Vicks, which uses essential oils.( got a recipe for DIY Vicks)
My sons doctor told me about this 37 years ago. Use Vicks Vapor Rub and socks. Even the worst cough can be stopped within minutes, and lasts hours. Just apply the vapor rub generously to the bottom of your (or childs) feet, and cover with socks.
Putting Vic's Vapor Rub On Feet Will Calm Heavy Cough In Infants And Children. This worked great!
Shhhhh... Bedtime Cough Relief Remedy in one simple step, one simple household item - Vick's Vapor Rub on the feet will help prevent soar throat // coughing overnight that won't let you fall asleep. You won't wake up with that dreadful morning cough that needs to be broken up, either! Swear by this. via thebeetique.blogspot.com
Homemade VaporRub ~ 3 Tbs. Coconut Oil - melted 3-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 6-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil Place oil into a small container and add in essential oils. You will want to start out at the lower amount of essential oils and work your way up as you will get to decide what your desired potency is. Then just rub on chest, under nose (carefully) and even feet. Rubbing on the feet and then covering with socks is said to be particularly great for coughs