Top 10 great uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly!

Do you use Vaseline? Here are my Top 10 great uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Do you have more uses? Share below.
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Vaseline time!  They are celebrating 140 years!  Happy Birthday! This little jar of goodness is probably in your home right now sitting inside of your medicine cabinet. What do you use it for? How long has it been in there?  I just went to the Vaseline website and found out that Vaseline is "a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes....that has a melting point just above body temperature."  I did not know that! Did you?

Here are my Top 10 great uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly!
1) Feet- I love rubbing Vaseline on my feet, inbetween my toes and putting on a pair of warm, fluffy socks.  This is great to do before bedtime. In the morning, my feet are silky soft.
2) Hands- Rub Vaseline on your hands right before putting on gloves.  This is great if you are going to be out for awhile in the cold.  The Vaseline forms a barrier with the gloves and your hands will stay warmer. 

3) Hands- Rub Vaseline on your hands after you have done the dishes.  This will soften them and help the skin regain its natural moisture.
4) Lips- Put some Vaseline in a little travel container and toss it in your purse. When you are out in the cold and wind pull it out and put some on your lips to help protect them.  Rub the excess into you hands.

5) Lips- Put on your lipstick and then add on a light coating of Vaseline.  This will help lock in your lipstick and give your lips a pouty shine. 

6) Lips- Rub some on your kids lips before they go outside to play in the snow! This will help lock in moisture and protect the lips from getting chapped.
7) Cheeks- Rub some on your kids or your cheeks before going out to play in the wind and snow.  This will help lock in moisture and protect them just like your lips.  
8) Ears- I have used Vaseline on the top of my ears where my new glasses sit for the first few days.  This helps with new glasses and cuts down on the friction.  This is really great for the elderly, too.  
 9) Thermometers-  A small glob of Vaseline is great on rectal thermometers. It cuts down on the friction.  
10) Zippers- I rubbed on a little bit of Vaseline on a plastic zipper to help it close. It worked wonders!  I then wiped off any extra.  

Before doing this post, I went to Vaseline and checked out their site.  I also learned that  dry skin starts happening days before you start seeing it!  That is amazing.  It makes sense. I do know that the skin is the largest organ in our body!  Time to protect it! 

So what do you think of my Vaseline tips? Do you have some to share? You can leave them here on my blog and/or you can go to TwitterMoms and share your own tips!  These tips are my own experience and opinions. 

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Vaseline blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.


  1. haha love the photos! (oh the tips, too!)

  2. Vaseline is also great at removing eye makeup! Cute pics:)

  3. I love Vaseline! One of the best multi-use products around. I use it every day!

  4. LOL! Cute pictures, thanks for the tips!

  5. Thanks for sharing your cool idea with us! Stop by again next week and link up another cool idea.

    Have a great week!
    Susie @bowdabra

  6. Vaseline is as good as any of the many prescription medications that I have used to control spots of psoriasis on my hands and arms. Faithful use every time I wash my hands keep the scaly patches under control and they eventually disappear. My doctor and I thinks it ranks right up there with aspirin - simple, safe, inexpensive, effective OTC product!



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