Today every household has either a big or small jar of Vaseline. What do you generally use Vaseline for? Perhaps dry skin, chapped lips, burns or scalds, a small cut or even for cracked heels.
But did you know that there are other alternative uses for Vaseline. Here is a list of alternative uses for Vaseline.
Removing Gum from your child's hair
every child has gotten gum stuck in their hair at some time. Vaseline is one of the easiest items to remove gum from the hair. Rub a gob of Vaseline through the hair near the gum. The petroleum jelly will remove the gum from your child's hair.
To keep Curtains opening easily
over time, dust and moisture can cause curtain rods, particularly shower curtain rods, to become rough. This makes curtains harder to open and close. To prevent staining of curtain rods, smooth in a thorough coating of Vaseline.
Rub it on leather goods to stop them cracking. It provides it with nutrients and a waterproof coating.
Prevent car battery corrosion
Smear Vaseline petroleum jelly on clean car battery terminals.
Repair stains, rings, and minor scratches in wood furniture
Cover each scratch with a liberal coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly, let sit for 24 hours, rub into wood, wipe away excess, and polish as usual.
Remove a ring stuck on a finger
Coat finger with Vaseline petroleum jelly and slide the ring off.
Prevent rust on outdoor machinery
Apply a generous coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly.
Avoid splattered paint on windows, metal work, and floors
Before painting a room, dip a cotton bud in Vaseline petroleum jelly and run it around the edges of the glass; coat door hinges, doorknobs, lock latches; and spread a thin coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly along a linoleum or tile floor (obviously not carpet) where it meets the wall. Paint smears will wipe off with a cloth.
Discourage candle wax from sticking to candle holders
Coat the insides of candle holders with Vaseline petroleum jelly so wax slides out.
Keep shampoo from getting in a baby's eyes
Rub a line of Vaseline petroleum jelly above the eyebrows so shampoo runs off to the side.
When painting window frames use Vaseline instead of masking tape.
Super Glue Cap:
Often after it's first use, the super glue cap ends up stuck fast to the tube and can't be used again. Put a thick coating of jelly inside the cap threads to keep it from gluing itself shut. This will work on any cap or lid that may stick.
To Shine Shoes
A thin coating of jelly on shoes, boots and purses will keep them looking great and repel water and road salt. Wipe on a thin layer and wipe off excess with a soft cloth.
To keep hair colour from staining your skin, apply Petroleum Jelly along hairline and ears before you begin.
A thin coating of Petroleum Jelly on light bulb threads will prevent them from sticking when they need to be replaced.
Petroleum Jelly forms an air tight seal when applied around the inside edge of the can.