20 astonishing tricks to try with Vaseline

Your Vaseline pot can be used for other things than hydrating your lips or your dry skin. Discover 20 incredible tricks!


Vaseline is a petroleum based product that forms a non-irritant hypoallergenic jelly. It is usually used to deeply hydrate dry and damaged skin to accelerate the recovery process. Since its creation in 1859, Vaseline has been used in the same ways. However, you can use Vaseline for other things. Discover 20 ingenious ways to use it as a beauty treatment or for your home. You won’t believe what you can do with it.

20. Make a homemade exfoliant


Mix some Vaseline with Kosher salt to create an efficient exfoliant. This mixture will exfoliate as well as hydrate your skin. To exfoliate your lips, use sugar instead of salt with the Vaseline.

19. Make your skin glow

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Most face illuminators have a sparkling effect. If you don’t like sparkles, switch your illuminator for some Vaseline.

18. Fix your zippers

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Apply some Vaseline on your zippers that don’t work correctly anymore to make them good as new.

17. Remove makeup


You can use some Vaseline to remove your makeup. All you need to do is put a bit on a cotton pad and take off your makeup like you normally do! This is a great tip if you’re not home or you don’t have any makeup remover at your fingertips.

16. Remove scratches from your cellphone

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If your phone screen has some scratches, rub a bit of Vaseline on the scratches without too much pressure and then wipe the excess off. It will look good as new.

15. Remove marks on your leather boots


As with your cellphone, Vaseline can remove scratches and marks from your leather boots. Dip a cotton pad in the Vaseline and rub it on the scratched areas of your boots.

14. Prevent paint stains

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To prevent you from getting some paint stains around what you’re painting, apply a bit of Vaseline in the areas that you would like to keep paint-free. The paint won’t stick to the Vaseline.

13. Fix squeaky doors

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A bit of Vaseline in your keyholes and hinges will avoid you having to buy some lubricants. Your doors won’t make noise anymore and your keys won’t have any trouble locking or opening your doors.

12. Remove makeup stains

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If you drop some makeup powder on your clothes, put some Vaseline on a humid wash cloth and rub the stain. You can also use this trick for pillows and covers that are stained with makeup.

11. Eliminate hair frizz

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A (very) small amount of Vaseline is the perfect remedy to eliminate frizz. Put some on your ends to tame and hydrate your hair.

10. Avoid insect bites

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Insects don’t like Vaseline. Rub some on your arms and legs to avoid getting bitten.

9. Put your earrings on more easily


Sometimes, putting on earrings can be tricky, especially if you haven’t worn them in a while. Fix this problem by putting some Vaseline on the stem to make your life easier.

8. Clean your wooden furniture

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If you have watermarks on your wooden table, don’t panic! With a bit of Vaseline, you can remove it completely. Apply the Vaseline directly on the stain and leave it on for the night. The next morning your table will look good as new.

7. Make your own lipstick


You bought a lipstick but you find it too dark? You can dilute it by mixing it with some Vaseline on your hand or in a recipient. You will obtain a lighter colour. You can also use this trick with gloss.

6. Make your perfume smell last longer


Apply a thin layer of Vaseline where you apply your perfume so the smell lasts longer.

5. Create a smokey eye


If you want to create a smokey eye worthy of a fashion magazine, add a bit of Vaseline to your eyelids.

4. Relieve your irratated nose

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Your nose is red and irratated because of a cold? You can relieve it by applying a bit of Vaseline. If the sides of your nose are irratated and dry, put some Vaseline on them. You will automatically feel better.

3. Massage yourself


You can replace traditional massage oil by Vaseline if you want a quick massage.

2. Make your nail polish last longer


Apply some Vaseline directly on your cuticles after the nail polish so it stays stuck on your nails and doesn’t flake.

1. Improve your eye cream


If you don’t like your eye cream, you can make it better by adding a small amount of Vaseline to the cream. Vaseline retains water that’s present in your skin, so you will get more skin benefits.

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