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The Vaseline is used since 1859 from healing burns and scrapes to soothing the cracked and dry skin.
The Vaseline is done from petroleum. The petroleum is purified 3 times in different processes like distillation, filtration, and de-aeration.
The result is jelly that is actually hypo-allergenic and non-irritating solution. How does the Vaseline work?
Well, actually it creates a barrier that is sealing between the cells in the damaged and dry skin and with that locking in moisture and helps to speed the recovery process.
However, there are more ways you can use the Vaseline, and it is not as a moisturizer. The following 12 ways of Vaseline usage will surprise you.
12 Ways to Use Vaseline
1. Hair Treatment
Yes, you can use it for your hair. It will help you fix it, and at the same time, you will save on Vaseline because for hair treatment you won’t need much.
Vaseline can help you reduce frizz and tame fly-aways. You can also use Vaseline to fix your eyebrows.
You can put small amounts in your hands and rub it into the ends of your hair. Do it gently and that will help you to protect your hair from being damaged and can also help you treat and seal the unwanted split ends.
2. DIY Body Scrub
You can make your own body scrub that is effective, and at the same time, you will know what you are putting on your body and be safe.
All you need is a cheap moisturizing body scrub, and you will need to add Vaseline and kosher salt. Mix all things together, and that it, you have your own body scrub.
If you want smooth lips, you can also use Vaseline for that. All you need to do is mix sugar with small amount of Vaseline and use it as a lip scrub.
Before you apply lipstick, you can do a quick scrub on the lips using this mixture and have the smooth lips you always wanted.
3. Make Your Fragrance Last Longer
For sure you have a perfume that you love, and you want to last longer. However, in order to feel the smell, you spritz a lot.
Wouldn’t be nice to use only small amount of the perfume and the scent to be just as strong and last longer? Now you can do that.
All you need to do is to apply a small amount of Vaseline to the back of the wrists and the sides of the neck. With this trick, your perfume will last longer.
4. Unstuck a Zipper
At some point of out lives we all have been in that stressful situation when we are late and to make things worse our zipper get stuck.
Never mind if it is the zipper on the pants or the coat you need time to fix it. However, next time you find yourself in this situation stay calm.
Just take a small amount of Vaseline and put it on the zipper. That will help you to have a zipper that will run smoothly.
5.Remove Watermarks on Wood
With wood tables in order not to have watermarks you always need to use a coaster. But, in case someone forgot, do not worry, Vaseline can fix that.
Apply a layer of Vaseline to the stain and leave it overnight.
The next morning take a clean cloth and wipe the Vaseline, and you will have your old table back.
6. Fix Scratched Phone Screen
In case of a scratched phone screen, there is no need waste tons of money just to repair it. Apply little amount Vaseline on the screen in order to fill the scratch.
Wipe off the excess and do it carefully. You need to be careful so that the excess won’t go into the phone.
The Vaseline can help because it has the same density as the one of the LCD face of the phone.
7. Insect Repellent
Small insects like gnats, flies, and mosquitoes can be quite annoying during the summer time. However, you do not need to use the toxic store-bought repellents.
The Vaseline is very good at preventing the bites from insects. Just apply it on your legs and arms.
You can do that during your night walk, or every time you go camping or hiking.
8. Repair Your Leather Shoes
You can use the Vaseline to fix scuff on a leather shoe. Take a cotton swab and dip it in Vaseline.
Use the cotton swab to rub the scuff. That will help you fix your shoes.
9. Squeaky Door Hinges
Instead of the expensive and messy lubricants, you can use Vaseline as an alternative. It is just as good because it can adhere well and get deep into the hinge.
How to fix it? Close the door and remove the hinge pins. Then cover them with a light layer of Vaseline and put some in the top of the pin slot.
Put the pin back where it should be, in case of excess Vaseline you need to wipe it off. That is all you need to do. Simple, right?
10. Cleaner Paint Job
In case you are someone that works around the house and on some DIY projects, you would love this.
You can use Vaseline to cover your hinges and not destroy them with paint. Do the same thing for hardware and keyholes also.
11. Remove Makeup Stains from Clothes
Did you stain your favorite white shirt with some lipstick? Do not worry; you do not need to get rid of it.
Put some Vaseline on the stain and gently rub it. It should lift right off.
You can use this also for makeup stains on your sheets, pillows, and blankets.
12. Cleaner Paint Job on Your Nails
Do you love the perfectly manicured nails? You do not always have to spend money and see a professional in order to have pretty nails. You can do it on your own.
If you want to change the color on your nails instead of going to the salon, do it at home.
Take a cotton swab and dip it in Vaseline. Use the same cotton swab to apply it on the cuticles around your fingernails.
The Vaseline will help and prevent the nail polish to stick to your skin. With Vaseline, you can have perfectly clean nails.
Next time you buy Vaseline remember about all the things you can use it on and simplify the things around your house and for yourself.