Sunday, May 13, 2012

Vintage Remedies

I came across some photos of vintage remedies I found on the internet...and thought I would share here.  

The first one is Sutton's Compound Cream of Ammonia.  Interesting...I had never heard of this until I found this photo!  It apparently was very good to use in laundry as a stain remover and in a morning bath to relieve "that tired feeling."

This next product...Vicks inhaler and cough drops.  As far as I know, the cough drops are still available;  however, I haven't seen the inhaler for a very long time.  The Vicks Vaporub is still around, though.  

Next is The Sure Shield iodized throat tablets.  I take it that this was similar to gargling with salt water.  This is another product (like the first one) that I hadn't heard of until I saw this photo.

This next photo intrigued me, because although I am very familiar with Vaseline, I had never heard of this Vaseline Camphor Ice until I saw this photo (left product on the photo).  I laughed when I saw the Crazy Water Crystals crystallized crazy mineral water - nothing added.  LOL!  I wonder what that was all about!  :)

Last on my list for today's post is Thayer's Slippery Elm Lozenges...yet another product I hadn't heard of until I saw this photo.

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and please feel free to share your own memories and thoughts by clicking on the "comments" link at the end of my post.  I appreciate your kind responses very much!


  1. fun fun FUN here today!
    From your amazing header photo,
    to these gems,
    I had a wonderful time.

    Thayers is around (or recently was)
    Crazy Water has my imagination burbling:-)

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } (°>

  2. Interesting products and the packaging is great!

  3. I can still buy the Vicks inhalers in my area, and Thayer's Slippery Elm Lozenges are still available online and at some health food stores (and maybe other places). Just thought I'd let you know.

  4. Anonymous10:40 PM

    Fun to see these old ads...I definitely remember the fragrance of Vick's!!!

  5. Linda, very enjoyable post. I remember my grandfather using Vicks Vaporub for almost everything. Even put a big glob on the inside back of his throat for a cold remedy. I choke just to think of it.

    One Easter morning, when I was quite young, I lamented a scuff on my patent leather shoes and my cousin told me to rub vaseline on them to make them look newer. I went straight to the medicine cabinet and slathered Vicks Vaporub all over my shoes, such was the prevalence of that stuff in our lives.

  6. It's funny, the products you have done, good work.

  7. Fascinating! I've probably said it before but I do so love these vintage posts. Thank you and have a great week.

  8. Great showing.

    Good place to rub Vick on is the soles of your feet, clears the nose thru the night.really word too.

  9. Thank you all so much for your responses, I really appreciate your visits and comments!

  10. I recently bought a new Vicks Inhaler - my previous one is maybe about 17-20 years old, and actually still works! (must be years past its use by date, but it hasn't killed me yet.. lol..)

    I also love their Vapo Rub, it's the best stuff for colds..


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