Did you know that petroleum jelly has been around since the late 1800's? It can be used as a lubricant for all sorts of little jobs around the house. I use my little jar of petroleum jelly to lubricate the annoying hinges on the doors of my bathroom sink, for coating my chapped lips in the winter, and even dab a little on my toddler's bottom
when she gets a little too red.
Gomestic user Darlene McFarlane has compiled an awesome list of uses for petroleum jelly
. She writes about everything from removing water rings on wood to using jelly to shine your shoes. How about using Vaseline
to protect cuts and scrapes? It works just as well as Neosporin, in my opinion. It works wonders as a moisturizer
, especially if you have sensitive skin like I do. I get really dry skin on my hands and feet, so I slather them with a layer of petroleum jelly
and put on socks, allowing the jelly to be absorbed into my feet overnight. Voila, in the morning I have nice soft footsies. I do the same thing with my hands. Yeah, I know, it isn't the most romantic thing in the world to do, but I can get away with it on weeknights since my husband works second shift and I am sleeping
by the time he gets home. Check out the rest of what Darlene has to say, I am sure you will find her list just as useful as I do.