You see the tubs of petroleum jelly at every store you go to. You probably don’t think anything of them, but Vaseline is actually the miracle beauty product you never knew you needed. For a very long time, especially when I was in secondary school, I used Vaseline for my body alone. Little did I know it’s not just for moisturizing, it’s actually good for other things. They are;
If you have some old eyeshadow that you think would make some great lipstick, just add some Vaseline to the palette and voila! If you have some lipstick you think would make some great blush, you could mix some of your lipstick with some Vaseline to create a cream blush. It lasts longer than powder blush and gives your cheeks a nice shine.
Scuff your shoes? No worries, just rub some good ol’ Vaseline on the scuff mark and it’s good as new.
Make-up wipes can be harsh on your skin and your wallet. Vaseline is a cheap, gentle way to remove your make-up (even that stubborn waterproof mascara).
Add some sugar to some Vaseline to get the best DIY body scrub of your life. Not only will your skin feel clean and fresh, but the Vaseline will moisturize and replenish your skin.
If you’re someone who dyes your hair from home, then you know the struggle of getting dye in places other than your hair. To avoid that problem, just dab some Vaseline around your hairline and ears before you dye your hair, and any stray dye will wash right off.
Rubbing a thin layer of Vaseline over your razors will help keep them sharp for longer. (Make sure your razors are completely dry to avoid rust!) It will also help them glide more smoothly on your skin.
I used to get those awful cracks in my heels and no remedy seemed to help. But ever since I started using Vaseline, I’ve never had a problem. Lather on a layer of Vaseline on your feet at night and stick on a pair of old socks before bed. It sounds gross, but your feet will be clean, moisturized and unrecognizable in just a few days. Additionally, this thick gel can even help with athlete’s foot by suffocating the fungus.
Dab some Vaseline around your sore cuticles to help stop the pain. This treatment will also strengthen them and help to prevent hangnails. Also, you can trace the skin around your nails with some Vaseline before you paint your nails, and only get polish where you want it. It’s quick, easy and prevents you from accidentally “coloring outside the lines.”
The best way to make your perfume last is to apply a bit of Vaseline where you want to spritz your scent.
This is a life-saver for mums. Simply rub some Vaseline right above the eyebrows of your babe and stop the water from running down the front of their face. Instead, the gel will redirect the water to the side of their face, leaving you with a tear-free (and squeaky clean) toddler.
Just rub some Vaseline on your stain and stick it in the washer like normal. It’ll come out good as new.
When Vaseline was first discovered, miners used it on cuts, bruises and grazes to protect them from infection and help them heal more quickly. There isn’t any antiseptic in Vaseline, but it does act as a barrier against dirt and germs.
Forget remedies like rubbing mayonnaise or peanut butter in your child’s hair for easy gum removal and use Vaseline instead. Rub a glob of the gel around the gum and the hair around the gum, and the chewing gum will work its way out, with no damage to the hair.
When candle wax drips and hardens on another surface, you can clean it up with some Vaseline. Rub some of the jelly around the wax, let it sink in for a moment, then wipe it off.
Rub some Vaseline on a scratch or watermark you have on a wooden appliance and let it sit for 24 hours. Then, work it into the woodwork and wipe off any excess.
What else can one use Vaseline for?