Seven unexpected things you can do with Vaseline


It’s more than just a moisturizer!

The very recognizable blue/white jar that sits on almost everyone’s bathroom shelf is perfect for dry hands during cold weather conditions. But there are other uses to the yellowy cream that might have never occurred to you. Read to find out the seven other ways to use Vaseline.    

Split ends

Cold weather does not just mean cold hands and feet, it also means that your hair will suffer: it is the season of split ends and fuzzy, static hair. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on pricey conditioners to moisturize your hair: a little bit of Vaseline on the ends of your hair will help you get rid of breakage and unwanted hair splitting. A cheap and easy solution to make your hair look healthy all winter long! 

Perfume protection

If you like to smell good but hate the fact that you have to reapply your perfume or cologne every several hours, you are going to love this. If you rub a little bit of Vaseline on your skin before spraying, the cream will keep the perfume from soaking into your skin. This means that the fragrance will stay around for longer and you don’t have to apply more to keep smelling flowery fresh. 

Squeaky hinges

A creaking door driving you crazy? Not anymore! To prevent your hinges from squeaking, you can apply a little bit of Vaseline on it. Just the thing when you don’t have any WD-40 at hand. That will resolve the creaking and squeaking and with that, protect your sanity.  

Stains on shoes

For removing a stain from the soles of your shoes, Vaseline is the thing to use. If you just purchased a nice looking pair of shoes, a stain on the sole of them can ruin your brand new loafers. If you apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to the stain, you can clean the shoe and make it look as good as new again. 


If you are not a frequent wearer of earrings, putting in a nice pair for a night out can hurt. Especially if it has been a while since you wore them last. Vaseline is your friend: when you apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to your earlobes before putting in your earrings, it will turn the whole ordeal into a much more pleasant experience. 

Nail polish

For people who apply their own nail polish, opening and closing the little bottles can be a bit of a hassle: polish gets stuck inside the lid or on the outside of the bottle, making it hard to screw on the lid or screw it back off. If you put a little bit of Vaseline on the edge of the bottle, you won’t have any issues opening the bottle the next time you use it. Another surprising way in which Vaseline can help you avoid any frustrations.


Last but not least: Vaseline can also be used as a scrub for your skin. All you need is a jar of Vaseline and a little bit of sea salt. You won’t have to purchase any expensive scrubs to get silky soft skin. 

Also read: This is why loads of people are rubbing Vaseline on their faces before bed!

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