Oct 282010
Whenever I think of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, it always brings back lots of memories. I grew up with it as a staple in the house and in the barn, but during my teenage years I abandoned it for much more fancy brands of lotions and beauty products.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly found its way back into my home, once I gave birth to my first son. At this point I realized that it was much more practical to have the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, instead of filling out my cabinets with expensive brands of beauty products and more.

1) The first use for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is to protect the baby’s bottom. It has always proved to be a great preventive measure with all three of my babies, and as a result I can count the number of red bottoms on one hand. 

2) Growing up I remember seeing my father use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on his cracked heels every morning and evening, and he has always said that it is the only thing that will prevent his feet from opening up completely. Unfortunately I have inherited the rough skin on my heels, but thanks to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly my heels are no longer cracked. I just rub a bit of Vaseline on my heels in the evening before I go to bed, and it prevents the cracked skin.

3) Another memory from my childhood is my twin friends using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on their lips to prevent chapped lips. I never really liked the sensation that it gave, but I have to agree that if there is one thing that prevents chapped lips it is Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. In fact, during the cold winters in Scandinavia, it is almost a necessity to use it, especially when the temperatures go below freezing. Now that I live in Florida, I do not have the same use for it, but I still do use it to prevent chapped lips occasionally.

4) Since I am already down memory lane, I simply have to mention another memory of mine. When I was a young girl, I had my own horse, and with having a horse come a lot of jobs. One of these jobs was keeping the saddle in great condition. For this purpose I always had a jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in my horse toolbox, as rubbing it into the saddle was one of the ways to keep it in mint condition.

5) The saddle care leads me to the next use, because Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can actually soften leather. So if you have some old antique furniture, or perhaps some heirlooms, then go ahead and give the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly a try. At one point in my life, I had to use my parents’ old leather couches, and they looked horrible. After giving them a good wash and rubbing them in with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, they received a new life. I no longer had to be embarrassed, when I received visitors, because my couches looked fabulous.

6)As a frugal woman, I do not visit the nail salon, but I do use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to help soften my cuticles. It is a very frugal tip, but it is also very effective.

7) In my last year of high school I dyed my blond hair black, and after discovering how expensive it was to maintain the black hair color at the salon I turned to home dyes. One of my friends told me how I should add Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around my hair line to prevent the dark color from sticking to my skin. It worked, and I no longer had to worry about the dark spots by the hair line.

8) The same friend, who told me about the hair line tip, also told me that I should apply it around the edge of my nail, so that nail polish do not get on my skin. This tip reminds me that I have not worn nail polish in quite a while.

9) Another way that I use the jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in my bathroom cabinet is to soften my hands. After an afternoon in the garden, my hands usually need a big scrub. The best way to prevent any damage to the hands is to rub them with a little bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, whenever I am done cleaning them.

10) Finally, the last tip is a shaving tip. To prevent razor burns, massage a little (not too much) Vaseline Petroleum Jelly into your legs after shaving. Not only will it prevent razor burns, but it will make your skin feel soft, and it will give it a beautiful shine.

Do you have any great tips for using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly?

About Vaseline:
Vaseline products are manufactured by Unilever [NYSE: UL, UN], one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. With a 140-year heritage as America’s most trusted healthy skin expert and more than 30 years as a leading hand and body lotion, the Vaseline brand delivers products that meet the specific needs of consumers, no matter their life stage or lifestyle. The Vaseline Aloe Fresh line includes Vaseline Aloe Fresh Hydrating Lotion, Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Lotion with SPF, and Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Gel. All products in the line are designed to be light and leave skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. In addition to the Vaseline Lotions, the Vaseline family of products also features a complete line of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and lip balm products. All Vaseline products can be purchased at drug stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.vaseline.com.*

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