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Vapor Rub Salve

Vapor Rub Salve

Regular price $10.00 USD
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Vapor Rub is a cooling topical chest rub, perfect to have your hands on for relieving cold, chest congestion, cough, and fever. You can safely apply it directly to your chest, throat area, and bottom of the feet to attain the perks of this mentholated salve, enriched with the goodness of eucalyptus and peppermint. Unlike other vapor rubs available in the market, Mayernik Vapor Rub is free of harmful ingredients and bi-products to give you the best possible therapeutic experience. 



  • Organic olive oil
  • Organic beeswax
  • Menthol
  • Organic Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Organic Peppermint essential oil


With clean dry hands, scoop a considerable amount and gently massage on the chest for cough and congestion or rub on the bottom of the feet to tame high fever.
*For external use only.


Vapor rub is a cooling chest rub invented in the 20th century by Lunsford Richardson. The main ingredients of the vapor rub included dead shot vermifuge, castor oil, and liniment. The Vapor rub gained popularity in 1918, increasing sales to about $2.9 million from a mere $900,000 in a single year. In 1931, the business started promoting cough drops. In 1948, Edward Mabry became president of the company, now referred to as the Vick Chemical Company. In 1952, Vicks started to sell cough syrup, and in 1959 they launched the Nasal Spray.

The organization started promoting NyQuil in 1966. The parent company became Richardson Merrell, after which in 1982 divided into prescription drug business Merrell Dow and over-the-counter drug company Richardson Vicks that reserved the Vicks brand name. In 1985, it was offered to Gamble, and Procter and Gamble and Procter have since promoted the item as "The only thing better compared to a mother 's touch."


Is Vapor Rub Safe for Children?

Vapor Rub is safe for children to use. It can be applied to the undershirt of your little one for relieving chest congestion and at the sole of their feet to reduce fever. For children older than 5 years of age, you can directly apply Vapor Rub to their chests.

Is Vapor Rub Good for Congestion?

Vapor Rub contains menthol, eucalyptus, and peppermint, which are excellent decongestants and expectorants. It is recommended to apply Vapor Rub on the chest, throat area, and the bridge of the nose to soothe airways inflammation and congestion.

Is Vapor Rub Used to Help Reduce Fevers?

Vapor Rub contains eucalyptus, peppermint, and menthol. They have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic, and pain-relieving properties. It can be directly applied to the sole of the feet to reduce high fever.

Is Vapor Rub Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Vapor Rub is safe to use during pregnancy.

Should I use Vapor Rub Everyday?

There isn’t enough data backed by science to report any side effects of using Vapor Rub daily.   

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