20 Uses for Vaseline

Vaseline is a natural extract of petroleum, which is why it is often referred to as petroleum jelly. It’s clear, of a dense texture and with no color or odor. Vaseline often plays a central role in beauty products and provides some surprising benefits.

From healing to everyday household problems (picture a squeaky door hinge), vaseline has proven its flexible as well as beneficial. Discover 20 uses for vaseline you may not have known about below!

Various uses for vaseline

Fake eyelash glue: Apply a small amount of vaseline to the bottom of your fake eyelashes to help keep them firmly in place.

Smooth feet: Add some vaseline to your feet each night and cover with socks for smooth and healthy glowing skin.

Growing eyelashes: Add a small amount to your eyelashes with a cotton applicator each night and over time your eyelashes will appear longer and thicker.

Knees and elbows: If you’ve got ashy or dry knees and elbows, vaseline can help rescue your skin. In addition to hydration, vaseline can help give your skin a smooth and even toned appearance.

Dry lips: Exfoliate your lips and apply a small amount of vaseline daily to keep them hydrated and from refrying.

Exfoliant: Mix a cup of sugar or sea salt with essential oil to vaseline and you’ll have a great exfoliant that moisturizes as well.

Removing cuticles: When you’re giving yourself a manicure, try some vaseline to soften and remove the extra skin and cuticles around your nail bed.

Lip stain: melt som vaseline with cocoa and place in a mold or jar to let harden. You’ll get a hydrating and colored lip stain with a pleasant taste.

Massage: Use vaseline for a relaxing, hydrating and smoothing massage.
Moisturizer: Let vaseline melt over a low heat or under a lamp, and smooth over skin that needs a little extra moisturizing help.

Makeup remover: Instead of harsh chemicals, try a thin layer of vaseline to remove stubborn makeup.

Hair removal: To calm irritation from shaving or waving, vaseline should be applied in a thin layer over the treated skin.

Eyebrower setter: To keep your eyebrows thick and in place, try a small amount of vaseline.

Dandruff: Apply a small amount to massage to your scalp before shampooing. Vaseline will help eliminate skin shedding and itching.

Scars: To help diminish the appearance of scars after surgery or injury, apply vaseline daily as it helps regenerate skin cells.

Creamy lipstick: Try mixing your lipstick with a small amount of vaseline to create a creamy and moisturizing lip enhancer.

Poison or itch control: Apply a small amount to the area affected by poisonous plants or itchy insect bites to help ease the discomfort.

Tattoos: Protect your tattoo and help your skin heal by adding a small amount to your tattoo. In addition, vaseline helps your skin preserve the color of your tattoo.

Hair dying: Add vaseline along your hair line before you dye your hair to avoid staining your skin.

Leather shine: To help your best leather shine, whether shoes or purses, massage in a small amount of vaseline.

Sticky bottles: Apply a small amount to the lip of your bottles that tend to stick such as nail polish to help you quickly remove the cap the next time.

Makeup stains: Did your foundation or eyeliner smear onto your clothes? No worries. Massage in a small amount of vaseline and simply rinse the stain away.

Eye shadow: Want to experiment with new shades? Make a creamy eyeliner by mixing in powdered eye shadow to help your eyes shine.

So, what do you think about these uses for vaseline?