Vaseline has always been a go-to when it comes to moisturizing extremely dry skin or lips. The superhero of locking in and sealing all moisture is used across the globe. Spreading its power into more than just the petroleum jelly field the household name has made it big. We are taking it back to its roots, here are the unbelievable hacks for Vaseline you just won’t be able to live without again! Number 5 is a game-changer!
Smearing just a little bit of vaseline on your front teeth before you apply your lipstick will prevent any smudge or stain. But, keep this trick on the lowdown it is used by beauty pageant contestants too. This trick will keep your pearly whites as glistening as ever before.
Run out of polish? Never fear, you can simply use some Vaseline to polish up those marked and scuffed boots or heels. Using a clean cloth rub a tad of Vaseline into any leather shoes, boots, or heels. Turns out petroleum jelly is not only good for our skin but is actually good for moisturizing leathers too. An added benefit is that the Vaseline gives them a little water resistance whilst keeping them shining too.
Stop That Battery Corrosion
Vaseline goes way outside just your home, we too keep it in our ars and purses for those on-the-go uses. Well, in a different way…Putting Vaseline on the terminals of your car battery, or around any place that can be susceptible to acidic corrosion will create a protective barrier. This water-resistant barrier will decrease the likelihood and prevent acidic damage. Careful when applying the Vaseline not to touch both battery terminal with any material that can conduct electricity. Up next a true life-saving hack…
Trying to open that pickle jar may very well be one of the most frustrating tasks ever. Well, we have the secret trick that doesn’t involve knives and constant frustration. Once you’ve managed to open that jar the first time, smear a little vaseline around the edges before placing the lid back on. You will never struggle to open that pickle jar again! Careful not to get the jar too slippery, we do not want any dropping the jar accidents.
Soft Focus On Cameras
Definitely do not apply the Vaseline straight on to the lens of your camera. However, by dabbing a little vaseline on the plastic that is around the edges of your lens it will create a natural soft-focus effect. You can also use saran wrap and then place the vaseline on top, however, the pictures will look really blurry rather than soft-focused many prefer just to use the vaseline trick and apply it to filters even.
Moisturize Dog Paws
Vaseline is not only good for your paws but your pets too. The petroleum jelly locks-in and seals moisture which can help your furry friend’s paws in dry weather or the heat, sometimes in extreme heat even your pets dry up. Adding a little vaseline to their paws now and again can only benefit and it’s great that it is pet-friendly! Next time you are trying to fix-up your cracked heels just remember who else could use some.
Makeup stains are the worst, catching your clothes, sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels- well, who knew the solution was right under your nose, and sometimes in your nose. Using a damp towelette or washcloth and some vaseline you can lift those makeup stains right off of any material. Turns out vaseline is good for more than keeping your mascara and lipstick in check, this simple stain remover will combat any foundation falls!
Unstick Chewing Gum From Hair
Having gum stuck in your hair is the ultimate worst, it usually results with a wad of peanut butter or a simple SNIP! Well, we have finally found the solution that will let you keep your luscious locks. Smear a generous amount of vaseline over the gum and knotted area, working the gu and the hair out of it. The vaseline will loosen up the knot and separate the gum and the hair. As it turns out while you are doing this the vaseline will also help smooth your split ends back into place too, killing two birds with one stone.
Barrier Between Hair Dye And Hair
If you are planning to dye your roots, tint your eyelashes or brows vaseline is the ultimate trick to ensure you do not end up with any random marks on your face or body. Apply vaseline around any neighboring skin or any areas that it could potentially smudge on to. The vaseline will act as a barrier between the dye and your skin. Thus, the vaseline will stop the dye from staining your skin or leaving any marks from the dye. This is a huge lifesaver, apply the vaseline around your eyebrows and under your lashes when tinting.
Loosen A Ring
The standard use and use above all others is vaseline loosening a ring! The slippery jelly is the ultimate problem solver when you have a ring stuck on any finger. Before that finger starts to swell, simply dab, smear, and generously rub vaseline all around- it will help loosen the ring right off. Try to do this as fast possible before any additional swelling occurs, as your finger starts to swell the ring becomes evidently more stuck so time is of the essence here! This applies to almost anything that gets stuck quite frankly.
Up Your Nose It Goes
Vaseline is clearly quite the multipurpose little ointment. However, this trick goes way back to grandma’s myths and tales. It is recommended and suggested that when flying or traveling you should put some Vaseline up your nose. What this does is allow for germs and bacteria to be caught in the hairs of the nose and in the Vaseline, preventing from getting sick. The airflow on planes circulates the air for the entire trip, thus germs flow freely. Next time just use your pinky finger and place some Vaseline right up there.
Another beauty hack Vaseline can help you out with is lengthening those lashes. So many have said this definitely works whilst others have said differently but we think that consistency may be the key. Using a mascara wand brush some vaseline into your eyelashes and at the root, sleep with this on and rinse each morning. Your lashes will slowly lengthen up.
Stop Tint From Spreading
When tinting your lashes or brows placing a thin layer of petrolium jelly around the area prevents from the tint smudging and marking your face unnecessarily. It can be super embarrassing to have a black stained mark somewhere on your face. Especially if you are doing this by yourself take any and every precaution necessary.
Decorative Detailing Added
Yup, it can even be used for decorative purposes. Using a container of the product after the first coat or before depending on the effect you want, brush some vaseline on the wall- the vaseline will not allow the paint to latch thus creating a two-tone pattern. A really interesting pattern can be crested too.
Keeps Glue Fresh
Keeping glue around the house is a must, you never know when it is going to come in handy and it is one of those things that is needed out of the blue. However, when we do need it and it suddenly is all dried up after just one use…well now that can be truly annoying. Vaseline will prevent this and keep your glue fresh just put some at the tip of the glue and then close it tightly, even put some in the lid if you can. The distressed effect is very modern.
Insects and bugs combatted by vaseline? We never would have thought but the idea is absolutely genius if you ask us. Simply coat your window sills and corners or any bug prone areas with the substance and wait. The bugs will get stuck in there or simply stay away. If you know of a specific spot use the lid of a jar, place vaseline in it and stick it in the area once the lid is filled with bugs you can throw it away.
Keep The Squirrels Away
Squirrels raiding the bird-feeder, or simply climb around the garden an eat at any rope or string. Well this is a quick and easy way to keep the squirrels at bay. Rub vaseline on the rope or the string connected to the bird-feeder. This will make it slippery and they will slide off unharmed, unable to cause any havoc or breakage.
When Halloween comes around and you’re trying to keep your decor as fresh as can be this is one fantastic way. Simply place some product on the carved edges of your pumpkin and inside, this will aid in rot from forming and keep them fresher for longer.
Remove Soap Buildup
When you’re cleaning your bathroom rub vaseline on areas where soap has built up, let the vaseline sink into the soap and then wipe or buff away with a cloth. You can also add some vaseline around the faucets to lubricate them.