Don’t just use your trusty pot of Vaseline on your lips, there are loads of other things it can do.
The beauty uses are to be used on occasion – as you don’t want to irritate your skin.
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1. Distress your furniture
Looking to paint furniture? Create a distressed look with… Vaseline! Find out how at SalvagedInspirations.com. Who knew you could do this?
2. De-frizz your hair
Put a REALLY TINY amount of Vaseline and rub it into your hands and then apply it to your hair. The effect will vary, depending on your hair type, so give it a go in your home first. Take care not to use too much, you don’t want greasy hair!
3. False eyelash remover
Use a cotton bud to dip into your Vaseline pot and then swab onto the false eyelashes. Wait for the glue to soften, then use warm water to rinse it off.
4. Lip scrub
Rub Vaseline onto your lips and then grab a toothbrush to give them a good scrub. Your lips will be exfoliated and left silky smooth.
5. Shine your shoes
Going somewhere you need to impress and you can’t find any shoe polish? Head to the bathroom and grab a tiny bit of Vaseline to create a quick shine. Then head out the door with a smile on your face.
6. Under eye shadow
If you haven’t got any exciting make-up and you’re heading off on big night out, turn to Vaseline to help. You can create a quick, shiny effect for that fun night out on the town.
7. Prevent lipstick stains
Wearing a fetching, but bright shade of lipstick today? Rub some trusty Vaseline onto your teeth to help prevent your lipstick from sticking to them. Now you can pose for photos without a care in the world.
8. Lightbulbs loosened
Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the base of your lightbulb before you screw it into place. In the future when it comes to changing the lightbulb, you shouldn’t have any problems with removing it.
9. Tame eyebrows
If you’ve got rogue eyebrows, the use Vaseline to get them behaving! Just slick a tiny bit onto your brows to achieve a tidy look. Phew.
10. Squeaky door
If you’ve got a painfully annoying squeaky door to deal with, don’t just sit back. Grab a bit of Vaseline to rub on the door hinge. Repeat this on both sides. Hopefully the squeaking will end!
11. Moustache wax
Style your moustache today! If you’re bored of your tache and want to mix it up a bit, use a teeny bit of Vaseline to coax a style.
12. Fix a stuck zip
Rub a little bit of Vaseline up and down both sides of the stuck zip to help un-stick it.
13. Keep hair dye off skin
If you’re colouring your hair at home, use Vaseline around your hairline, ears and neck to prevent dye spots occurring. The Vaseline will act as a barrier.
14. As a fire starter
Going camping this morning? Good news, a cotton wool ball filled with Vaseline is the perfect fire starter. Find out more at RamblinJim.com.
15. Eyelash thickener
According to several different websites, applying Vaseline to your lashes before going to bed might help to stimulate hair and lash growth. Just remember to wash it off in the morning.
16. On a photoshoot
If you’re posing for photos, apply Vaseline on your teeth. Your lips won’t stick on to your teeth and you’ll be able to produce a bigger smile!
17. Feet treatment
Rub a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night. Stick a pair of socks on and you’ll wake up to lovely soft feet. Its the perfect treatment to get your feet in order for summer sandals time.
18. Remove gum from wood
Rub Vaseline into any chewing or bubble gum stuck under a table with some Vaseline. Continue until the gum starts to break down.
19. Expert manicure
Apply Vaseline to the skin around your nails to keep nail polish away. You’ll get the perfect manicure without having to clean up!
20. Smoother shower curtains
Is your shower curtain annoying you in the morning? Make it slide more easily by lubricating the rod with some Vaseline.
21. Cuticle care
Massage Vaseline into your fingernails and nail-bed every night to help soften your cuticles. You’ll help prevent dryness and heal cracked skin.
22. Prevent chafing
Going on an important run? When it’s your turn to race, don’t forget to use Vaseline on your feet, toes and anywhere else you need it to help prevent chafing.
23. Earring help
If you’re not a regular earrings wearer then the first time might be a little tricky. Rub a small dollop of Vaseline over your ears to help guide the earrings in.
24. Make-up remover
Apply a small amount of Vaseline to your eyelid, using a cotton pad wipe off the Vaseline and your make-up. Easy as pie!
25. Remove DVD / CD scratches
If your CD or DVD has visible scratches then it’s time to do something! Did you know that you can remove them with Vaseline? Check out instructables.com to find out how.
26. Skin highlighter
Get that dewy look by putting a tiny dab of Vaseline onto your brow bones and on your cheekbones.
27. Remove stuck rings
Don’t panic if you’ve got a ring stuck on your finger! Grease it up with Vaseline and it should slide off easily.
28. Nail polish bottle necks
Help prevent nail polish bottle caps from getting stuck by rubbing some around the neck. This will prevent a build-up of nail polish so it will remain easy to open.
29. Soften elbows
If your elbows are feeling a little dry and cracked, rub some Vaseline on them. This will help protect them, especially when the weather is cold.
30. Stuck drawers
Is that stuck drawer driving you crazy? Use Vaseline to prevent it from sticking and the door will move in a smoother fashion.
31. Squirrel deterrent
Protect your bird feeder! If a local squirrel has been stealing all your bird feed, use Vaseline to bamboozle him…
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading all the uses for Vaseline. If you’ve got any more to add, please do so using the comments below.