Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is one of the household products that my family has been using for the past years now. Aside from its dependable healing benefits which moisturizes, soothes, and protects my family’s skin, we also use it for other practical purposes.
Did you know?, there are, in fact, 101 different ways to use the world’s original wonder jelly?. Listed 20 of 101 simple “life-hacks” using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly that might help you with your everyday routines.
- You can rub Vaseline on the neck of your nail polish bottles, and they will not get stuck to the caps.
- Utilize a touch of Vaseline blended with powder eye-shadow pigment to create new colors, or a more solid eye-shadow to create richer texture and color.
- While colouring your hair, just apply some Vaseline to the hairline so that the colour doesn’t seep into your forehead and stain your skin.
- Add shine to your accessories with a little dab of Vaseline. It will make them look as good as new.
- Lips have sensitive and gentle skin, to exfoliate the same, mix Vaseline with some sugar and simple rub over your lips with your fingers.
- Prevent Self-Tanning Mishaps: Use Vaseline on trouble spots such as ankles, elbows, knees, and wrists before self-tanner application. The ointment will act as a barrier cream on these drier areas and prevent uneven absorption for a more natural-looking glow.
- Keep Ants Away From Pet Bowls: Ring the base of the bowl with petroleum jelly and the ants won’t be able to reach the kibble.
- Mask Doorknobs While Painting: Rub petroleum jelly over any metal surface you don’t want to get painted. It will prevent the paint from sticking, so once you are done you’ll only have to wipe the paint off.
- Lubricate Cabinets and Windows: Apply petroleum jelly to the window sash channel and cabinet door runners with a small paintbrush and you wont hear them creak ever again.
- Keep An Outdoor Lightbulb From Sticking: Next time you change your outdoor lightbulb apply petroleum jelly to the base of the bulb and you’ll won’t have any trouble unscrewing it when the time comes.
- Clear Wax From Candlesticks: Removing a used up candle from the candlestick can get messy, but if you apply some vaseline inside the candle holder before you put the candle, the melted wax afterward will pop right out for easy cleaning.
- Protect Sore Nose: A runny nose often gets red and chapped. Dab a bit of Vaseline around your nostrils to add moisture back and prevent sores from spreading.
- Make Shower Curtains Slide More Easily: Get that shower curtain into place quickly by lubricating the curtain rod with petroleum jelly.
- Stop Battery Terminal Erosion: To prevent your car battery dying out on the coldest winter day, before winter starts, disconnect the terminals and clean them with a wire brush. Reconnect, then smear with petroleum jelly. The jelly will prevent corrosion and help keep the battery cranking all winter long.
- No More Shampoo Tears: Simply rub a fair amount of vaseline into your baby’s eyebrows. It acts as a protective shield against shampoo running down into his eyes.
- Make emergency makeup: Add a bit of food coloring to petroleum jelly and apply as usual. This is a quick way to make stopgap blush, lipstick, or eye shadow.
- Wood finishing: Vaseline is best used to give a finish to close-grained timbers like teak and rosewood. It fills the grain more than oil and builds up a surface resistant to marking.
- Burn more fat during a workout: Apply a thin layer to desired areas especially around your abs. Vaseline acts as a heat trap by holding heat created during your workout. As a result, you sweat more from the extra heat trapped within your body. The whole process increases your metabolic rate which in turn helps burn off fat. It’s an old trick that boxers use to drop weight fast to make their fight weight.
- Prevent shoe blisters: Rub Vaseline on the inside heel of the shoe or wherever your feet is rubbing against and you are guaranteed no blisters.
- Used to moisturize the paws of dogs, and to inhibit fungal growth on aquatic turtles’ shells. It is a common ingredient in “hairball” remedies for domestic cats.
Wow! This list is just part of the 101 ways and there are more. To see the full list of the 101 ways to use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, log on to: www.vaseline.ph/101-ways-to-use-petroleum-jelly.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is available on supermarkets, department stores and drugstores nationwide.