Vapor Rub
Vapor Rub
Vapor Rub
Vapor Rub

Vapor Rub

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Organic vapor rub is the perfect item for your medicine cabinet that has no harmful ingredients or bi-products. Unlike other vapor rub products on the market, Mayernik Kitchen vapor rub is free of harmful chemicals.


  • Organic olive oil
  • Organic beeswax
  • Menthol
  • Organic eucalyptus essential oil
  • Organic peppermint essential oil


Rub on chest to help with a cough/congestion or rub on the bottom of your feet if a fever has spiked.*

External use only.

About Vapor Rub

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."

Vapor Rub Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vapor Rub?

Vapor rub is a known remedy for cold with the use of medicinal vapors. It is made of eucalyptus, methanol, and camphor, which could help with cough and nasal congestion. For possible use for cough, a thick layer of vapor rub is applied on the throat and even the chest.

Is Vapor Rub Safe for Children?

The answer to this question is yes! It can be used on a child's undershirt (not directly on their chest) or on the bottoms of their feet. As the child gets older, it can be applied directly to skin. 

Is Vapor Rub Good for Congestion?

Vapor rub is a liniment that you can use on the skin. It is usually recommended for use on the chest or throat area for probable release of conditions like cold and congestion. For some other individual, it is advised to use it on the bridge of the nose between the eyes using the index finger. This could soothe the airways and relieve congestion.

Is Vapor Rub Used to Help Reduce Fevers?

Vapor Rub can be used on the bottom of your feet to help reduce fevers. 

Is Vapor Rub Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Based on the application method, which is only topical, it could be considered safe for use during pregnancies.

Should I use Vapor Rub Everyday?

For everyday use of Vapor Rub, there is no evidence to back up whether everyday use would have any adverse effects on the body.