Chances are, if you look in your medicine cabinet right now you’ll find a jar of Vicks VapoRub. After all, it’s  a staple for anyone who gets colds (and isn’t that all of us?). Sure, its main use is to relieve chest and nasal congestion, but did you know there are a million other ways VapoRub can make your life better?

When your cold is gone and you have some leftover Vicks, don’t put the container away. Use it to solve one of these other common problems!

1. Believe it or not, VapoRub can keep the bugs at bay: Bugs hate the smell of eucalyptus, which is very strong in VapoRub. Dabbing it behind your ears will keep them away. No harsh chemical sprays needed!