17 Surprising Uses for Vaseline That Will Change Your Life Forever

If you think that Vaseline is only for minor cuts and scrapes, you’re sadly mistaken. This $5 little bottle of magic has a great number of tricks and uses. I can’t believe I never knew this! Every mom needs to read this!

There’s a reason why Vaseline has been around for over 140 years. But sadly, many have been using this miraculous potion for only a mere fraction of what it’s good for.

After learning about these practical uses for Vaseline, you’ll never think of it the same way again!

17 Surprising Uses for Vaseline That Will Change Your Life Forever! 


1. Soften cracked heels and elbows

Dab a bit of Vaseline on your cracked heels or elbows and watch them transform into silky-smooth skin!


2. Remove makeup stains from clothing

Accidentally got lipstick or foundation on your new shirt? Never fear! Just add a little Vaseline and lift it right out!

3. Open nail polish bottles with ease

Struggling to open your nail polish? Put a little Vaseline under the cap and make your next mani/pedi a cinch!

Nail Polish

4. Remedy your hair’s split ends

Add a small drop of Vaseline throughout your dry, splitting ends in-between trips to your hairdresser and watch haircuts last longer!

Split Ends

5. Get a mess-free manicure

Add a little Vaseline to your cuticles (this will keep the nail polish from sticking to your skin) and say goodbye to sloppy manicures for good!

Paint Nails

6. Touch up scuffed boots, heels, and leather goods!

Forget about expensive shoe polishes that have to match your shoe’s color perfectly, just dab a little Vaseline on your boots, heels, and leather goods such as purses!

Shoe Polish

7. Soothe dry skin after shaving.

Make your dry skin happy and prevent breakouts after shaving by applying a small amount of Vaseline and rubbing it in.


8. Remove makeup 

Add a dab of Vaseline to a cotton ball or cotton pad and easily remove even the most stubborn of eye makeup — including lash glue!

Remove Makeup

9. Put earrings in with ease 

Do you ever struggle putting in your earrings? Dab a little Vaseline on them before inserting them and voilà, problem solved.


10. Make a DIY scrub 

Add a little sugar to some Vaseline and rub it in your skin for a safe, natural, and skin-softening body scrub!


11. Maintain your razor 

Carefully add a little Vaseline to your razor’s blades after each shave — this will prevent rust from building up and also make your next shave silky-smooth.

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12. DIY lipstick!

Use Vaseline as a balm, and even try adding some Kool-Aid to make it a lip stain!

Lipstick Teeth

13. Condition your lashes 

Much like our hair, our lashes need conditioning too! Add it to your evening routine and rub a little Vaseline to your lashes before bed. You’ll wake up with happy lashes that are healthy and soft!

Woman eye

14. Remove hair-dye from your forehead 

Love coloring your own hair, but hate the evidence it leaves behind? Wash away those embarrassing forehead stains by rubbing a little Vaseline on them, then washing them out!

Hair Dye Forehead

15. Cure hurting cuticles

Take care of those cuticles: add a dab and rub in to keep them from drying out — especially during colder months!

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16. Slide jewelry off easily

Have you ever gotten your ring stuck on the wrong finger? We’ve all been there, but thanks to Vaseline you don’t have to be anymore! Rub some Vaseline underneath your ring and watch it slide right off!

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17. Prevent blisters while running 

Love running but hate getting blisters? Simply add some Vaseline to the usual ‘blister spots’ and skip them all together!


Now be honest, did you ever think Vaseline had so many uses? Please share if you learned something new about America’s favorite petroleum jelly!