Here Is the Vivaporú-Inspired Merch You Always Wanted

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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With fall underway, it’s likely you’ll reach for your bottle of Vivaporú, aka Vicks Vaporub, on more than one occasion. As cold season hits, many of us will find ourselves applying this ointment – long considered a cure-all within the Latino community – to our feet, foreheads, and noses.

But just owning a tub of Vicks isn’t enough for some of us. That’s why we scoured the internet to find seven  goods that accurately reflect all our Vivaporú feelings:


Encapsulated Vaporub Soap

Image via Bela Doce Apothecary

This is one of the first products Elena created for Bela Doce Apothecary, and it’s back by popular demand “The vaporub bar isa camphor and eucalyptus essential oil soap with actual vaporub encapsulated inside,” the product’s description reads. “Nothing is quite as comforting when you’re sick as that old familiar smell. Infuse your shower with mama’s reliable cold and flu cure!”

$10, buy it here.


Vicky's Vapo Candle

Oh Comadre Candles simply says this candle has “a very soothing medicinal aroma.”

$12.99, buy here.


Sana Sana

Photo via Pinskis

This Pinskis pin is a mix of one of our favorite products and one of our favorite sayings.

$8, buy here.


Sana Sana

Image via PepeTeAdoroArt

This illustration is the trifecta of Latino cure-alls: vaporú, savila, and la virgensita.

$10, buy it here.


Get Well Soon Card

Send this to someone (or yourself) who’s a little under the weather.

$5, buy it here.


Vics Vaporú

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For all your remedies. Link in bio.

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You can never have too many Vaporú pins.

$10, buy it here.


ViDAPORÚ Ointment

Merelis Catalina Ortiz created an all-natural version of Vivaporú. Despite how much we may love the product, it doesn’t contain the best of ingredients. (Read her post explaining it here.) Her version contains extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, eucalyptus globulus, peppermint, tea tree oil, rosemary, camphor, and clove bud.

$8, buy it here.