Is Vicks and Mentholatum the same thing?
The active ingredient profile and the uses are a bit different between the two products. Mentholatum Original Ointment is formulated with natural camphor and menthol for topical pain relief and is a medicine cabinet favorite used for generations. Vicks VapoRub is labeled as a cough suppressant/topical analgesic.
Is it OK to put Mentholatum in your nose?
But he stresses the importance of heeding the warnings of the label: Don’t use it on children younger than 2, and don’t apply it directly in or under the nostrils.
Is Mentholatum still made?
In 1988, a century after the company’s inception, the Mentholatum Company was bought by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Rohto Pharmaceutical. The Mentholatum Company is now a subsidiary of Rohto Pharmaceutical and continues to provide its traditional line of menthol infused products.