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51 Amazing Uses For Vaseline: The Perfect Travel Companion

By Annie André

Vaseline is like Ductapte; it can fix almost anything. From chapped lips to stain removal. It’s also the perfect travel companion. Because it’s so versatile, one travel-sized tub can replace multiple products. Here are 51 amazing things you can use Vaseline for. 

I have psoriasis on my shins and elbows.

Years ago, I was searching for something I could use to help tame periods of inflation and discovered vaseline. Although it doesn’t cure psoriasis, it does lock in moisture if you apply it right after a shower. 

When we moved to France, I looked high and low for vaseline, but it was challenging to find. I did manage to find a small travel size tub at a pharmacy in the next town over. Then one day, one of my friends told me, in France, it’s considered mainly a sex lubricant.  We both had a good laugh. 

That’s when I realized all the different uses for vaseline. 

51 Uses For Vaseline- The multi-purpose item you should pack in your luggage on your next trip.

It’s like magic to me and literally replaces dozens of products I use and frees up tons of suitcase space too.

Makeup & Beauty Enhancers

1-Apply a very light coating of Vaseline before flights, and you won’t get that icky dry skin feeling. It prevents moisture loss.

2-Seal in moisture after a hot shower:

3-Put under eyes to keep wrinkles at bay.: Jennifer Aniston does this, and she looks flawless.

4-Rub a little on fine lines like your crow’s feet area. It will reduce the appearance of fine lines.

5- Night time Hand and feet moisturizer: Make this a nightly ritual and put a pair of socks over your feet, and you will have the most touchable, softest hands and feet in the world.

6- Night Cream: Just warm it up for a few seconds and apply a thin coat on your face.

7- Lip cream replacement: Halle Berry puts some on her lips and lets it set before putting on lipstick. I actually think it makes my lips look plumper, but it feels great.

8- Cracked heels: Apply daily and nightly and watch your cracked heals turn to butter.

9- Dry elbows:

10-Stretch your favourite lotion by mixing with a little Vaseline each time: Great for travelling with a small amount of your favourite cream.

11- Body scrub: Mix a little sea salt in a bowl with some Vaseline, and you have a pretty darn good body scrub. This keeps my hands caress-able.

12- Chapped Lips: Rub on lips and watch the magic happen. I think it is better than chapstick.

13- Make-up remover: J-Lo, aka Jennifer Lopez uses Vaseline as a make-up remover.

14- Make your lip gloss colours: I love this. Get a spoon full of Vaseline and melt it in the microwave. Add a sliver of lipstick and pour it into a portable container and let it cool. It will harden and turn to lip gloss.

15- Blush: Use the lip gloss recipe above as a cream blusher. Or add a little powdered blush to Vaseline to make cream blusher.

16- All over body moisturizer: 

17- Eyelash s strengthener: Put some on your eyelashes before bed to make them longer and thicker. Some women swear by this.

18- Mix with eye shadow to make new creamy colours.

19-Harsh weather skin Protection: Put some on exposed skin before going out in harsh or windy weather—example on your hands and cheeks.

20- Apply under eye shadow for a shiny effect:

21- Rub a little on your cheeks for a dewy, radiant look

22- Perfume Enhancer: Apply some to pulse points before spraying perfume, and your scent will last longer.

Hair Product

23- When dying your hair, put a little along your hairline to prevent your skin from touching the chemicals and dyes.

24- Hide Split Ends by rubbing some on your hands before applying to split ends. Great for when you can’t get to the salon.

25- Hair Gel: but only a little bit, or you’ll end up looking like a greasy drowned rat.

26- Hair scrunched: rub a little on hands and scrunch hair to give a tousled wavy look.

27- After Shave balm: apply to smooth and soothe your skin

28-Condition your scalp with a little before shampooing.

Health & Personal Care

29- Helps calm rashes like poison ivy.

30- Reduce scaling and itching from dandruff

31- Can improve and ease the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis by helping to get rid of dry patches.

32- Moisturiser for people with acne: No, it does not clog pores.

33- Use as a diaper rash cream for babies.

34- Thermometer lubricant: Apply some to the thermometer when taking your baby’s temperature through the rectum.

35- Male genital rash: Yes, you heard me right. if it works on baby rashes, why not male genital rash. (NON-STD TYPE ONLY)

36- Helps alleviate toenail fungus. YUCK!

37- Can prevent chaffing: Runners sometimes put Vaseline on their nipples to prevent chafing caused by t-shirt friction.

38- When applied thick to the scalp, it eliminates lice by smothering them.

39- Minimize your allergies: Place a little under the nose, and you’ll trap pollen before it enters the nostrils.

40- Nail and Cuticle Care: Rubbing a little Vaseline on your cuticles helps keep your cuticles softer and healthier.

41- Hemorrhoids: Yes, applying a little Vaseline can help relieve the pain, itching, and burning associated with Hemorrhoids.

42- Protects and Hasten healing of burns, cuts and scrapes: put a little on the affected area to seal the wound, preventing germs from getting in the wound.

43- To care for and reduce scarring after surgery: This apparently is standard post-surgical therapy. Who knew?

44- As um a personal lubricant. wink wink. But never with a condom because it will make the latex fall apart.

Miscellaneous

45- Fuzzy Photo Effect: An old photography trick is to smear some Vaseline on a lens filter to give it that foggy effect.

46- Fix squeaky doors: There are squeaky doors everywhere.

47- Remove gum from hair: rub on gum and surrounding area. Take a comb and gently start to comb out.

48- Remove rings that are stuck on your finger.

49- Shine your shoes or leather bags with a dab of this and rub vigorously.

50- Remove lipstick / Make-up stains from clothing and napkins: just rub a little on the stain before washing.

51- Lubricate suitcase wheels and skateboard wheels too.

 

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