6 Uses of Vaseline That You Probably Didn’t Know

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Did you know that vaseline was discovered in 1878 by Robert Chesebrough? Vaseline’s name came from the combination of the German word for water, wasser, and the Greek word for oil, elaium.

Since its launch, Vaseline has become very popular worldwide and has many uses in various areas.

6 Uses of Vaseline That You Probably Didn't Know

Did you know that vaseline can be used as a moisturizer for cracked skin and remove squeaking from a door? These are some of their common uses; maybe you have some ideas too!

We are sure that when you read our tips (on the next page), you will be surprised at the little jar of Vaseline that has been stored in your drawer for a long time.

1. Moisturizer for the skin of the hands during the coldest months of the year

If you live in a place with a warm climate, you may not know how harmful wind and extremely low skin temperatures can be. We refer to the exposed areas, such as the face and hands. Although wearing gloves may be an option, applying a little Vaseline on your hands before putting them on might be even better. Vaseline is thicker than ordinary hand cream, and therefore retains moisture better.

In addition to applying it to your hands, you can also use it on your face. Some people put a thick layer of petroleum jelly on their lips when they go out in the cold. Be sure to wipe your face with a paper napkin when you arrive at your destination.

2. Treatment for dry feet

The feet’ dry skin can be very annoying, especially during the summer, when we want to wear sandals. It is not as pleasant to wear these types of shoes when the feet’ skin looks pale and scaly as if it were to be undone at any time. It doesn’t look good, and it definitely doesn’t feel good, so many women avoid wearing sandals.

However, you can use Vaseline as a treatment for dry skin on your feet. To ensure you get the best possible results with this home treatment, you should first shower to open your pores. After the shower, apply Vaseline to clean, dry skin. To improve results, you can wear socks in bed or cover your feet with hot towels. It sounds like a luxury treatment for your feet, and it really is! The skin will look better and feel better, too. You’ll be amazed to see how soft and smooth it will be the next morning!

4. Use Vaseline to “trap” pollen

Use Vaseline to "trap" pollen

Use Vaseline to “trap” pollen

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If you’re allergic to pollen, you know that certain periods when going outside can be a real challenge. But luckily, Vaseline can help you. From now on, you can say goodbye to anti-allergy drugs and forget the annoying attacks of sneezing.

Using Vaseline to prevent pollen allergies is very simple: all you have to do is apply a small amount of Vaseline to the inside of your nostrils with a circular motion. Vaseline prevents pollen from reaching your airways, and the problem will be solved! Are you ready to try?

3. Treatment for chapped lips and nose

Treatment for chapped lips and nose

Treatment for chapped lips and nose

Blowing your nose too much can irritate the skin and cause cracks. When the skin of the nose is in that state, even touching it can be very painful. We all know that lip cracks are very common and can be caused by various factors, very difficult to avoid, such as too salty food, extreme heat, wind, and dehydration.

Using Vaseline to prevent pollen allergies is very simple: all you have to do is apply a small amount of Vaseline to the inside of your nostrils with a circular motion. Vaseline prevents pollen from reaching your airways, and the problem will be solved! Are you ready to try?

5. Can work as a lubricant for machinery

Can work as a lubricant for machinery

Can work as a lubricant for machinery

At first, we mentioned that Vaseline is an excellent skin moisturizer, but did you know that it can unfold its magic in fine machinery? Petroleum jelly can be used in a solid-state and as an oil to make certain mechanisms work better. It is great for watches, but also the machinery of some toys and even some appliances. Have you ever thought about fixing your dishwasher with Vaseline? Well, now you should consider it!

What is really surprising about using petroleum jelly in fine machinery is that it is stable and very resistant over time. While the general recommendation is to inspect watches oiled with petroleum jelly periodically, there are known cases of pendulum clocks that operated for decades without the need for additional petroleum jelly.

However, it should be noted that petroleum jelly tends to accumulate dust and other air impurities.

6. Vaseline absorbs blows in contact sports

Vaseline absorbs blows in contact sports

Vaseline absorbs blows in contact sports

One thing professional athletes know is that Vaseline is a good protector of the body and skin in case of impact. It is used in boxing, but also rugby and other contact sports. The use of Vaseline can placate the harmful effects of a good blow, in addition to protecting the skin from cracking and other injuries.

If you practice any sport, we recommend that you always have Vaseline at hand, as it will be an ally in multiple situations. Did we mention that you can use it to stop the bleeding for a while if you get an ugly cut? Applying a thick layer of petroleum jelly to the wound might give you enough time to get to the hospital.

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