• Thu, Oct 18 2007

50 Beautiful Things You Can Do With Vaseline

Vaseline has recently released some awesome new products, my very favorite of which is their Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil. cocoa-butter-vitalizing-gel-body-oil-vaseline

I keep it by the tub, and use it on my wet body before I dry off. It leaves you totally smooth and very nice and moisturized without being greasy (after a very few minutes anyway). This new line of products from Vaseline have other ingredients besides their classic petroleum jelly, these are absolutely not just repackaged vaseline. They are not expensive, and totally worth a try.

I have the classic Vaseline all over my house. Tubs of it. Everywhere! There are a zillion uses for it, and did you know half of those zillion are beauty related! Here are 50 uses for Vaseline that are totally beauty related (and one very special one at the end that is not), so while you’re out trying the new and wonderful products, grab (another) tub of the classic Vaseline – I know you can put it to good use!

Here are the top 5 uses:

1. Put a coat on your eyelashes before you go to bed. Lots of people swear by this – and say it will make your lashes grow longer and thicker over time.

2. Put a coat of vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks and wake up to softer feet – every day!

3. Put vaseline on your elbows every day – they will stay soft!

4. Put Vaseline on your cuticles several times a day for softer and better looking cuticles every day.

5. Put Vaseline on chapped lips

Read the rest of the 50 Uses for Vaseline.

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  • http://styleitless.com dexie

    I Love Vaseline. I believe it cures everything..LOL. I even use it for diaper rash on my baby.

  • http://www.ebeautydaily.com/ Christina Jones

    There are a bazillion non-beauty related uses, and that is A-#1 on that list. And probably how I got so many tubs around here in the first place. :)

  • http://www.dailycookie.blogspot.com nilla cookie

    oh wow! you really posted 50! I read up to 13 and already found 4 things I wanted to try: #1, 7, 9 and 13! Holy moly!

    How many of your list have you done? All? I’m intrigued :D

  • http://www.ebeautydaily.com/ Christina Jones

    I can’t say all, because I don’t have dermatitis and am not allergic to poison ivy, but most of them, yes, I have tried. Desperation and product shortage leads to lots of experimentation, and on top of that, I am a huge DIY’er, and Vaseline and DIY go hand in hand. :)

  • Haruka

    Wow…I didn’t know there were that many uses for vaseline!! But I always love hearing new beauty tips! Have you heard of the Glamour One Month Makeover? Visit http://www.glamour.com/services/referral?partnerKey=extra3_glm_tipsy to register; you’ll get tips on fashion, beauty, fitness, etc., AND you’ll be entered into the sweepstakes to win a 3 day Spa trip to Los Angeles, hotel and airfare included!! I work with Glamour, so I have the inside scoop ;)

  • http://www.savvyskin.com Jeni – Savvy Skin

    I love vaseline! I mostly just use it on my lips, and to remove eye makeup. Thanks for the huge list of vaseline beauty tips!!!

  • Brittany

    42. Remove makeup stains from clothing

    Wow. I’m going to try that one if need be. And definately gonna see how it works on my carpet where I have mineral pigments all mixed into. lol.

    I also want to try the eyelash thing. Who can resist longer eyelashes? ooolala!

    Great list! I love it.

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  • http://blogs.glam.com/glamblush/ Beauty Editor of Glam.com/GlamBlush

    AWESOME POST. So useful! I love cheap product “many use” cheat sheets.

  • http://www.skincareblog.net/ Sandra

    Great list! I had no idea you could do this mush with a product that simple.

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  • sarah

    i dont agree with the one about the new tattoos…a few websites ive visited say that vaseline is one of the worst things to put on a new tattoo as is can lift the color…its fine once it is healed but never put it on a healing tatoo

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  • Ross

    Lard would do most of those things too; except alter the natural life-span (length) of eye-lashes which won’t happen with anything – and it’s far more natural than petroleum jelly!

  • Ida

    I also love Vaseline! I use it for everything too! I noticed one of the uses listed is ‘massage.’ Just be careful if your massage is going to lead to anything else…petroleum jellies (like Vaseline) break down latex condoms!

  • Sarah

    Shame on you! Petroleum – based “beauty” products are killing women!!

    http://www.alive.com/2108a5a2.php?subject_bread_cramb=167

    http://www.ecologycenter.org/erc/petroleum/body.html

  • Rebecca

    Is it really a good moisturiser for people who get breakouts? I get them so easily, I have a reaction to almost every moisturiser I’ve tried so now I just go without and my skin gets really dry and even sore sometimes. It just seems like such a greasy product, I’d love to know if anyone can tell me its safe for me to use on my breakout-prone skin!!!

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  • http://www.xpressurselfhats.com brandy

    Great ideas never thought of so many uses for vaseline great artical will have to go and try some of them.

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  • Kelly

    Sarah is right. Vaseline is a no-go for new tattoos. A&D Ointment is what you should use (diaper rash ointment hehe). Vaseline will indeed pull the color out a bit and the petroleum in it can damage them. The guy at the tattoo place made sure to repeat that one to me on all of my tattoos. Do NOT use vaseline. hehe Other than that though, great list!

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  • cher

    Oh for heavens sake – it’s petroleum. Yuck

  • heidi

    one thing about putting vaseline on eyelashes or anywhere near the eyes — you have to be VERY careful about not getting vaseline in your eyes. petroleum jelly irritates them, and can cause infections.

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  • http://www.beautybanter.blogspot.com beauty banter

    what an awesome post!
    love it!!

    xxoxoxo

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  • http://www.ohsandiego.com melissa

    i prefer not to put crude oil products on my body. gross.

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  • http://www.justnaturalskincare.com Maria

    Great post, but it is vaseline. Try the organic hair products-

    http://www.justnaturalskincare.com/9/hair/treatments.html

  • http://superlanolin.com Anna Silber

    Actually, petroleum jelly leaves a coating on the skin and doesn’t absorb.
    Lanolin is a 100% natural product that is most like human skin oil and therefor readily absorbed to really really moisturize.
    Until now the problem was that it had allergins.
    The Natural Place has produced SuperLan which refines the lanolin and it is now hypoallergenic, safe on all skin types. It is available in two different formulations and in a lip tube.
    Try it, it truly is the best! Clinically proven to reduce skin roughness by 40% within one hour of application. All this goodness while being secure in the knowledge that it is 100% natural.

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  • connie

    I stated uses it on my face under my eyes and around my mouth and I think it does a great job and makes you face fill great. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IF IT WORKS ON ANYONE ELSE.

  • http://www.londonfrequently.com London Fashion

    Some great ideas I haven’t heard of before here – can’t believe you actually got 50!

  • http://www.olenainstyle.com/professional_makeup.html Makeup Junkie

    Really good article. Love it.

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  • Umi

    i’ve heard that is not safe using vaseline (petroleum jelly) as a lip balm or in any way that you might some how end up swallowing it.
    The petroleum goes right to the lungs causing a huge health problems.
    Lets stay preety and safe

  • bea

    what? i’m normally not a poster but i’ve been using vaseline on my lips for the past month and so far, i’m still alive. using it as a lip balm is just fine, it’s not like you are going to put globs of it on your lips and swallow a chunk. stay safe by having common sense.

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  • beth

    vaseline doesn’t get absorbed by the skin, it sits on top of it and stays wet so you think your skin is moisturized but it’s not.

    • http://twitter.com/_mstar_ *✩‿✩*

      You are partially correct:: It is an occlusive barrier which holds moisture in. Therefore you should apply vaseline on top of damp skin or a moisturizing agent like a natural oil, and the vaseline (or whatever occlusive barrier to chose) prevents water/moisture from escaping into the air. So when used correctly your skin does indeed stay moisturized.

  • http://www.hairextensions-online.co.uk Julie

    These are too many uses of this mighty product.

  • dianna

    try virgin coconut oil instead! it would do all of those things!
    and it is not bad for you!
    djh

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  • Meko

    Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil gave me a bad rash all over my body.

  • http://www.vibranthealthyu.com/2008/08/get-rid-of-that-unsightly-hair.html jasen

    Some really great suggestion on how to use of vaseline!

  • Emily

    I always use Vaseline on my lips every night, and for the past week I’ve been using it on my eyelashes, and I already see a huge difference.

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  • Doria

    I love Vaseline, use it on my lips, face and arms before bed.

    I became very concerned when Dr. Oz said that it was not safe. The doctor he had on his show also said that many women with breast cancer had high petroleum jelly particles in their system. Also that it can cause cancer.

    Has anyone heard that Vaseline is unsafe? Please let me know. I can’t live without my Vaseline!

  • nicole

    Great for sex lube if needed ;)

  • Lora

    all those people who say petroleum jelly is bad, it isn’t! Petroleum jelly is proven by scientists to be fantastic for your skin and lips. IT IS NOT BAD!
    i use petroleum jelly to make lip gloss. just mix petroleum jelly with some sort of flavour, mix and put into a pot. finito! xD

  • Sydnii

    Wow, I’m going to use these tips at night and see what happens in a week!!!

    • Kaity

      that is exactly what i am doing!:)

  • Grace

    I use it for my nails cause I bite them and they look dry and shabby. Use vaseline when doing a manicure for better looking nails! :D

  • cm

    I’ll put vaseline on my face before bed, since my acne medicine dries my skin out, and I always wake up moisturized and not at all sticky or wet.

    • Erlinda A. Betonio

      I always use vaseline petrolium jell mix with skin lotion for 34 years and now i can see my skin is almost the same as when i started.one tabale spoon vaseline and a cup of skin lotoin (any kind) and in 1 week ,you’ll se the defference!

  • Sunshine

    Don’t use Vaseline with condoms – it can weaken the latex!

  • Julie

    Taking temperatures!

  • Guillermo

    I love vaseline, i put it on my lips every night

  • supriya

    Well vaseline has been a part of my whole life.Right from childhood I apply it for skin.Even a first aid for my burns and blisters.And yes, last but not the least, it’s one thing that eases my life at night with my husband:)

  • zuhaira

    yep….i have also try it on my eyelash n bottom lips…it is vry useful….my eyelashes has grown longer n thicker….n my bottom lip larger…

  • shadvi

    i just love vaseline!! itz really work:)

  • Francy

    This article is dangerous because vaselina is a petrolatum, a substance that never be used! Paraffinum liquidum comes from oil and the EU said this substance as a carcinogen class 2! Be careful

    • BELAYET HOSSAIN

      I have two small white spot on the back of my right hand no itching i hve started using vaseline for the last two days is it ok as per as skin medication is concerned.
      Thanks Belayet

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  • Mary

    how long does it take for eyelashes to start noticably getting longer WITH VASELINE??

    • Ashley

      I have alopecia universalis (meaning I dont grow any hair on my body whatsoever…including eyelashes!) but the little bit of eyelashes that i had on my bottom lid i put vaseline on, and wow haha, i noticed a difference the very next day.

    • Janette

      2 or 3 weeks. For best results try 4 or 5 weeks. It worked for me but everyone’s different.

  • ellie

    heeeya, i do the vasiline tip evrey night, it doesnt seem too work for mee is there any more tips, my eye lashes seem the same, and its the proper product!:L thanks x

  • Doreen

    Pls i jus ned tip on how 2 make my own vaseline at home

  • Samharry

    I l0ve to use vaseline it’s a part of my life since childhood :)

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure about putting them on eyelashes before going to bed? I’m kinda scared to try it…………

    • Christina

      I did it and it was no worry to me:)
      Try it you’ll love it just the same
      I loved it :D

    • Lily

      It doesn’t harm your eyelashes. I do it every night before bed !! When you wake up they feel less dry (because of using mascara with harsh chemicals). Try it :)
      But don’t use the lotion of course !!!!!

  • stellar schwartz

    Fun fact. Vaseline is organic. Made from petroleum aka oil.

    • Snals

      ANAL SEX

  • Maria Mary

    You can also make your own lipbalm/moisturizer just put any color eyeshadow or food coloring and mix it with Vaseline ! Its very cute for girls to do.

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  • Naomi

    It removes makeup too, it also makes your skin left soft and smooth.

  • Jaci

    When using vaseline to keep eye shadow on longer… you apply before the eye shadow or after ?

    • kat

      before, lol.

  • Michael

    Don’t forget that you can masturbate with it. It’s one of the best lubes if you don’t want to buy lube at the store. After you masturbate, your dick feels soft and warm. It’s pretty nice.
    Only thing is, clean up is a bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.burke.524 Ashley Burke

    I love this product. You can read about different beauty uses to vaseline at:
    http://loveyourskinbeautiful.com/vaseline-the-biggest-beauty-bang-for-your-buck/

  • Bree Jackson

    It makes my lashes and hair grow longer

  • Nikki

    The eyelash one does not work eyelashes grow up to a certain point and yhey could fall off

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  • Sue Brewer

    Hello,
    I ma suffering badly with a welting rash and I SWEAR it is from the Vaseline cocoa butter gel. I am miserable. I applied it then sat in the sun. My arms are welted, swollen, puffy, itchy and sometimes oozing if scratch too much. Tell me your reaction.
    Thanks so very much,
    Sue