Other Uses for Petroleum Jelly

While petroleum jelly is famous for lubricating babies bottoms and chapped lips there are many more uses for this inexpensive, multipurpose ointment. Some other uses include the following:

If you dye your hair rub some around your hairline to protect your skin from the dye.

Rub some on wood furniture water stains, leave overnight and then wipe clean.

Apply petroleum jelly along the bottom of a sticky drawer to make it open easier.

Rub a little onto your dry hands and feet to keep them smooth and moisturized.

Smear a little into candleholders to make it easy to remove spent candles.

Remove lipstick stains on clothing by applying some petroleum jelly to the stain and washing.

To easily unscrew light bulbs coat the threads before screwing it in.

Use it as a face cream.

Coat it on bolts, nuts and screws to prevent rusting.

Lubricate squeaky hinges.

Lubricate jar caps or lids with a fine film to keep them from sticking.

Apply some to car battery posts to prevent corrosion.

Rub it on the skin around your nails before applying nail polish so mistakes can be easily removed.

Smear a little on the shaft of a key and insert it into the lock to lubricate the tumblers.

Use it as a make-up remover.

I’m sure this list doesn’t cover all of the uses for petroleum jelly. What have I missed?

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