Since 1859, Vaseline has been used for everything from soothing dry and cracked skin to healing scrapes and burns. According to the Vaseline website, the ointment is made from petroleum jelly that is purified three times in processes that include distillation, de-aeration, and filtration. The resulting jelly is a nonirritating and hypoallergenic solution. It works because it creates a sealing barrier between cells in dry or damaged skin, thus locking in moisture and speeding up recovery.
While you’re likely to have used Vaseline as a moisturizer, did you know that it can also be used to remove makeup stains from clothing and unstick a zipper? The following 12 hacks are ingenious ways to use petroleum jelly around the home. After reading this article, you’ll want to run out and stock up on Vaseline!
1. DIY body scrub
Mix kosher salt and Vaseline for a low-cost hydrating body scrub for the shower. You can also mix a small amount of Vaseline with sugar for a quick scrub of soft, moist lips before applying the lipstick.
2. Unstick a zipper
There is nothing more annoying than rushing out of the house only to find the zipper on your coat — or worse, your pants—is stuck. Luckily, Vaseline is here to save you. Putting Vaseline on the zipper and tugging hard is all you need to do.
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