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Wacky Uses for
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly

  • Lure trout. Coat small pieces of sponge with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to simulate fish egg bait.
  • 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 chewing gum from hair. Apply Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and work into the hair until the gum slides off.
  • Stop a faucet from screeching. Remove the handle and stem, and coat both sets of metal threads with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
  • Lubricate roller skate and skateboard wheels. Smear Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around the cylinders on the wheels so they roll faster.
  • Remove a ring stuck on a finger. Coat finger with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and slide the ring off.
  • Moisturize your face. Wash your face thoroughly and, while still wet, rub in a small dab of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Keep wetting face until the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is spread evenly and does not appear greasy. Health spas use this secret treatment.
  • Revive dried leather. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, rubbed into a baseball glove, softens the leather.
  • 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 Q-tips Cotton Swab 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.
  • Remove make-up. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly takes off mascara, eye-liner, lipstick, rouge, and powders.
  • Prevent the cap from sticking shut on nail polish bottles. Put a thin coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly around the rim of the bottle.
  • Keep shower curtains sliding easily. Apply a thin coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to the curtain rod.
  • Prevent a sailboat's spinnaker pole fittings from jamming or sticking. Lubricate with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
  • Help prevent diaper rash. Apply a thin coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to a baby's clean bottom before putting a fresh diaper on the tyke.
  • Prevent outdoor light bulbs from sticking in fixtures. To make removal easy, rub a thin coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on the threads before inserting the bulbs.
  • Heal chapped lips. Apply a little Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to the lips before going outdoors and again before going to bed.
  • Remove lipstick stains from linen napkins. Apply Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before washing.
  • Prevent hair-coloring from dying your skin. Rub Vaseline Petroleum Jelly along hairline before coloring your hair.
  • Protect skin from wind burn and chapping. Apply a thin coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
  • Stop refrigerator racks from sticking. Coat the edges of the racks with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly so the racks glide easily.
  • 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.
  • Shine leather shoes. Rub Vaseline Petroleum Jelly over the leather and wipe off the excess with a towel.

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