Did You Know? 4 Surprising Uses for Vaseline

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.24 - 2023 2:00 PM CET

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4 Surprising Uses for Vaseline.

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Vaseline is a versatile and iconic product found in many homes. However, few people are aware of its uses beyond being a skin product. From beauty hacks to household solutions, the applications of Vaseline are as varied as they are effective. But what exactly are they?

4 Ways to Use Vaseline

Lip Balm and Lip Scrub

This use is not surprising, as Vaseline is commonly used as a soothing lip balm for dry, cracked lips. But there's a trick that turns this use into a mini spa experience for dry winter lips. Mix a little sugar or salt into a small amount of Vaseline to create a homemade and delicious lip scrub.

Perfume Enhancer

If the scent of your favorite perfume fades throughout the day, and you're tired of constantly reapplying it, use your tube of Vaseline. Applying a layer of Vaseline on your skin where you spray perfume can help the scent last much longer.

The reason this hack works is that Vaseline creates a barrier on your skin, preventing the perfume from evaporating as quickly as usual. This means the fragrance molecules can cling to the skin for a longer time.

Vaseline for Shoe Polishing

Do you have tired, scratched leather shoes? If you don't have a shoe polishing kit nearby, you can easily restore the shine to your leather shoes with a little bit of Vaseline. Start by applying a small amount of Vaseline on your finger or a gentle cleaning cloth.

Gently polish it into the leather with circular motions. Start in a less visible area on the shoe to ensure it works as intended.

Lubrication for Squeaky Door Hinges

Squeaky door hinges can be annoying. While you might naturally reach for WD40 to address this problem, Vaseline can provide a quick solution that you might already have on hand.

Apply a small amount to the hinges and move the door back and forth to distribute the gel evenly. The lubricating properties of Vaseline will quiet the squeaky hinges.

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