Woman Finds Expired Vintage 1980s Vicks VapoRub And The Internet Is Loving The Nostalgia

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A woman recently located an expired, vintage 1980s Vicks VapoRub and the internet is feeling all sorts of nostalgia. She claims to have used the 30+-year-old Vicks on her son, who was sick, and even though it was expired, it still worked! Heather Chacon, who is an assistant professor of English at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, found the glass jar of Vicks that she says her own mom used on her when she was younger.

“My son has been sick (not Covid) and shout out to my mom, who loaned us the SAME pot of Vicks she used to use on me growing up,” Chacon wrote, then added, “Expiration day 1-87.”

Check out this 1980s Vicks VapoRub!

My son has been sick (not Covid) and shout out to my mom, who loaned us the SAME pot of Vicks she used to use on me growing up.

Expiration date 1-87 pic.twitter.com/LqWx3LYI2c

— Heather Chacon (@wickettred) September 12, 2021

In a follow-up tweet, Heather updates the fans, saying, “Rest assured I did use this and it did indeed help. Vintage Vicks for the win.” Since Heather posted this, it has received over 330k likes and over 20k retweets. It also started a conversation with many other people who went looking into their medicine cabinets for vintage remedies. People were excited to find some vintage goodies of their own!

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When the pandemic hit, I decided to fully stock our bathroom medicine cabinet. We needed an upgrade from a singlebox of bandaids & tube of Neosporin in my night table drawer.

When I opened the medicine cabinet, this is what I found. I kept the mercurochrome, replaced the rest. pic.twitter.com/o6ZahpSJRL

🔥Deborah😡◼♀ (@Deb5132858368) September 13, 2021

“When the pandemic hit, I decided to fully stock our bathroom medicine cabinet. We needed an upgrade from a singlebox of bandaids & tube of Neosporin in my night table drawer,” one Twitter user writes. “When I opened the medicine cabinet, this is what I found. I kept the mercurochrome, replaced the rest.”

Another Twitter user raised a vintage find, saying, “I see your Vicks Vaporub and will raise you an expired bottle of Caladryl calamine lotion that works like a charm. This went from my childhood home, to college with me, and now to adulthood married with kids.” Wow!

I see your Vicks Vaporub and will raise you an expired bottle of Caladryl calamine lotion that works like a charm. This went from my childhood home, to college with me, and now to adulthood married with kids. pic.twitter.com/6daMgZ4Y8D

— Emily L. (@Pagemaster4Life) September 13, 2021

Another Twitter user took photos of his mother-in-law’s expired Merthiolate antiseptic that he used after a bike crash last fall. It expired back in 1986, according to the photos he attached!

The official brand speaks out on the findings

Small bike crash last fall…mother in law gave me this.. pic.twitter.com/wEUUA2LFSA

— David Rubinoff (@davidrubinoff) September 13, 2021

Even though Heather used the expired product and claims that it worked on her son, the official Twitter account for Vicks tweeted Heather, encouraging her to NOT use an expired product and to instead use a new one. “Heather, we’re sorry your son is sick, and hope he’s feeling better soon. The safety of your family is very important to us, and while we appreciate your mom’s confidence in VapoRub, we recommend that you don’t use an expired product. Please send us a DM with any questions.”

The official Vicks account then jokingly added a photo of probably THE most vintage Vicks out there – an 1894 bottle. “Well we’ve got the 1894 bottle in our cabinet. (But note—you should not use expired VapoRub, no matter who it came from).”

Well we’ve got the 1894 bottle in our cabinet. (But note—you should not use expired VapoRub, no matter who it came from😊) pic.twitter.com/v9XB8fNNOo

— VapoRub (@VapoRub) September 13, 2021

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