She Buys Vaseline, But Uses It In Ways I've Never Seen Before. This Can Help Everyone
Tahlea Jankoski 1/29/2016
Everyone knows Vaseline is great for cracked heels, sunburns and chapped lips. But, did you know it’s also great for other things, like stopping small cuts from spreading and silencing creaky hinges?
Silences Squeaky Hinges
Does the squeaky bedroom door drive you bonkers? Put some Vaseline on the hinges and enjoy the silence. It works great on doors, windows, cabinets and other noisy mechanisms, functioning as a lubricant.
Loosens Light Bulbs
If you have a light socket that has proven to be problematic in the past, coat the insides with petroleum jelly before you insert the next light bulb. It will help make removing that bulb much easier the next time.
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Don’t Want A Smurf-Blue Forehead?
If you’re tired of watching your beautiful hair dye creep downward onto your forehead and ears, applying Vaseline to your hairline and other facial areas you want to protect from the dye. It will provide a barrier so your skin doesn’t match your new hair color.
Clean Up Candle Wax
It’s often inevitable that your gorgeous candle will drip or liquid wax will run over and harden where you don’t want it. By applying a coat of Vaseline to the insides of your candle holder or the rim of a candle jar or container, the wax will be much easier to remove when it hardens in the wrong spot.
Tear-Free Shampooing With Vaseline
By applying Vaseline to your child’s eyebrows, a protective shield will be formed to help prevent shampoo from running into their eyes, making bathtime much more enjoyable and tear-free.
Keep Pesky Pests Away
Your poor pet’s food bowl is a big attraction for ants. But by applying Vaseline around the bottom of the bowl, you’ll help deter those darn creepy critters from invading the dog or cat food bowl and your pet will be much happier.
Unsticks Tough Nail Polish Bottles
Tired of struggling to open those stuck-tight nail polish bottles or other jars and containers? Next time, applying Vaseline around the rim of the nail polish bottle or other jar’s lid, then seal. It will lubricate the seal and help you open it much easier the next time.
Protects Car Batteries
Unfortunately, car batteries can corrode over time, but Vaseline can help prevent this. Apply Vaseline to the battery terminals and you won’t see that white metallic build-up next time you pop open the hood.
Easy to Make Homemade Exfoliators
Vaseline is great for darkening eye shadow, making eyelashes pop and lengthening the duration of your perform, but it’s also a great base for homemade exfoliators. Just mix sugar or sea salt with Vaseline for a moisturizing exfoliator.
Slides In Your Earrings
If the inside of your earring hole has slowly begun to close up, just coat the post of your earring with a bit of Vaseline and gently push the earring in. It should slide right through.
Rejuvenate Your Baseball Glove
Vaseline helps minimize shoe scuffs and shine up dull leather, but it also will loosen up old baseball gloves and make them useful once again. Just rub Vaseline into every stitch and seam, then let it sit for a bit. Wipe off the excess Vaseline after a while, then repeat if there are still some dry areas, allowing the glove to sit for a day between applications.
Vaseline to the Rescue
Whenever you're faced with a stuck zipper, shoe scuff, diaper rash or more, consider Vaseline as the solution to your problem. It's not just for wind-chafed skin, dry lips and baby's bums, but has a multitude of helpful uses.