Most households have Vaseline or petroleum jelly which is made of waxes as well as mineral oil. It can help with keeping skin protected and moist, especially if it is very dry. For instance, if you have a bloody nose, putting petroleum jelly in the affected nostril after it heals is the best thing to do in order to help it heal quickly and decrease the chances of it bleeding again.

How else can Vaseline help? Chances are you did not know that petroleum jelly has other uses that can make your life easier! Let’s talk about 5 of them now.

1. It Protects Your Pets’ Paws

Whether you have a dog or a cat, their pads underneath their paws can dry out, and it can hurt them. The best thing to do is to take some gauze and wet it and wipe their paws with it. Then dry it, and then put some Vaseline on it so they will feel relief. The ideal times so to do this are while they are resting or after being walked.

2. It Helps Remove Rings From Fingers

When rings get stuck on fingers due to water retention or from the summer heat causing expansion, it can be difficult to remove them. And it understandably can cause frustration as well. Don’t get frustrated and relax. Put some Vaseline on your finger around the ring, and it will help slide it off.

3. Prevents Door Hinges From Squeaking

Nothing is more annoying when you have to hear the door hinges as they open and close squeak. The best thing to do is to put some petroleum jelly on the hinges so they will quiet down as you open and close them. This can work on cabinet door hinges as well.

4. Prevents Split Ends

Split ends on your hair can happen due to exposure to water, air, and the sun. However, there is an easy way to fix the split ends and prevent new ones from forming since you are unable to prevent the exposure from happening in the future. Put a small amount of Vaseline on your hands and rub the ends of your hair with your hands. Do this daily and your hair will be protected, and it will be quite shiny as well.

5. Eye Makeup Removal

Removing eye makeup can be a challenge which is why you will want to know about how Vaseline can help with that. Vaseline is safe to be near your eyes, and with a Q-tip or a cotton ball, put a small amount of Vaseline on it. Press it very lightly and don’t tug and be sure to keep your eyes closed when you are wiping the eye makeup off.

Vaseline is a must-have in all homes. Do you know of other tips you could use with Vaseline? If so, please share them.