Vicks has always been a family of brands for your entire family. Originally named “Vicks Family Remedies” our most sought after product was Croup & Pneumonia Salve. Later named VapoRub, it was created by Lunsford Richardson out of love and concern for his sick son.
Young Smith Richardson had a severe case of croup. Lunsford combined unique ingredients into a salve that when heated by the body would release soothing vapors.
The boy soon recovered.
Illustration from an 1894 print advertisement
Vicks expanded the new product to help other families provide relief for their loved ones. Years later, the very boy who inspired the salve would change its name to Vicks VapoRub and sell it in the familiar blue jar.
Instructional video for applying VapoRub 1957
Vicks continues to be inspired to create products that allow families and friends to care for one another. Our family of brands create products with each person of your family in mind.
Vicks VapoRub - Trusted Remedy for 125 Years
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Vicks has a century long history of innovating for all types of ‘sick days’