Sure you know the use of petroleum jelly to heal dry skin. But did you know that aside from using it as a beauty product, it can also be used in many other ways you would not even imagine. Find out these cool and amazing hacks to use petroleum jelly and you might just save some few cash!
1. Unstuck a ring on a finger
Using a cotton bud apply the jelly around the ring area. Move the ring back and forth until it slides off your finger.
2. Get rid of furniture stains and scratches
Remove stains and minor scratches on wood furniture by applying liberal amount of petroleum jelly on the area. Let it sit for 24 hours before rubbing and removing.
3. Shine leather shoes
If you forgot to purchase a shoe polish, you can still make your shoes shiny by rubbing off some petroleum jelly it can also make the luster stay longer.
4. Remove makeup
Washing your face is not enough to remove your make up. You need a make up remover and your cheapest bet is petroleum jelly. Apply a small amount of the jelly on a cotton and wipe your face or lips with it. It is both effective and hydrating.
5. Make leather jackets, bags, and purse look new again
Storing leather jackets or bags for a long time can make them look old. Worry no more on spending on expensive leather moisturizer to restore their shine. Just apply and rub some petroleum jelly, wipe off excess and they will look new again.
6. Keep a nail polish bottle lid from sticking
Are you having a hard time unscrewing your nail polish bottle? Next time you open it, rub some jelly on the bottle's neck and rim so the top won't stick and you can open it again with ease.
7. Lengthen perfume smell
Are you worried that your perfume does not last that long and you have to spray over again? Lengthen your perfume smell by rubbing a bit of jelly first on your wrist and neck then spray your favorite scent. The smell will stick longer than usual.
8. Protect skin from hair dye
Dyeing your hair can sometimes be messy. If you are afraid that the dye will stick on your forehead while applying hair color, apply petroleum near your hairline to prevent dye stains from spreading in your skin.
9. Stop squeaking doors
It so annoying when it is so quiet then someone opens the door that makes a squeaking sound. Here is a simple trick to remove that irritating noise. Brush off some petroleum jelly on the door hinges. So the next time, no more squeaks!
10. Remove chewing gum from hair
Some children or even adults experience a gum that got stuck in their hair. Aside from the fact that it is so hard to remove, you may think that the solution to it is to cut off the hair. But wait, try this simple tip by putting a generous amount on the affected part and work with it until the gum finally slides off.
Aside from these, there are a lot more fascinating uses of petroleum jelly and are just waiting to be discovered. How about you, did you ever use petroleum jelly for other purposes?