Ten Great Uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
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Ten Great Uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Did you know that Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has been with us for almost one century and a half? It has been one of the few "must-haves" in my family since I was a little girl. Created by a blend of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly effectively moisturizes and protects dry skin. It's fragrance- and alcohol free, and therefore non-irritating and safe to use for sensitive skin.

To celebrate its 140th anniversary, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has teamed up with TwitterMoms for a new blogging program, which aims to gather 140 great uses for Vaseline from mommy bloggers. There are, of course, chances to win prizes for those who contribute to the conversation. The first 50 qualified participants will each receive a $25 Drugstore.com gift card!

Now let me tell you about my favorite ways to use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

1. Hand Cream
People with dry skin, like myself, is particularly in need of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to protect their hands from the effects of harsh weather or exposure to irritants. Simply apply some each time after you wash your hands and it will keep your hands moisturized for hours. It's important to take Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with you during winter.

2. Foot Cream
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can heal not only dry hands, but also dry feet. It's a great remedy for chapped heels. Keep applying it to your feet after shower or bath and you will see gradual change to your skin condition. It will help soften your skin and restore your skin's ability to build up moisture naturally.

3. Lip Balm
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly works great for chapped lips. You can use it alone or together with your favorite lipstick. Your lips will stay soft and moisturized, with some desirable glowing effects.

4. Diaper Rash Ointment
Would you like your baby to stop being bothered by diaper rash? Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can help! Applying a tiny amount after each diaper change helps prevent diaper rash from recurring.

5. Bleeding Stopper
Your nose may bleed when it gets too dry inside. If that has happened to you before, it's good idea to apply a thin layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly inside your nose on a chilly day, to prevent your nose from bleeding. Vaseline can also help stop bleeding when it happens. It's a handy bleed stopper for minor cuts as well.

6. Runny Nose Protector
It's common to have a red nose when you're suffering from a bad cold and a stuffy runny nose. Applying some Vaseline Petroleum Jelly along the edge of your nostrils will protect your nose from getting miserably red due to frequent blowing.

7. Pain Reliever
If you've got some minor burns on your skin, you may use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for temporary pain relief. But please remember to cool down any fresh burns with running water before applying Vaseline, because trapping heat inside would actually worsen burns.

8. Stain Remover
Because of the chemical properties of its ingredients, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is capable of removing stains from furniture. It's great for spot cleaning as well as polishing wooden furniture.

9. Rust Preventer
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly also helps protect corrosion-prone machinery in and outside your home. Coat corrosion-prone items with Vaseline before storage will prevent them from getting rusty.

10. Lubricant
Last but not least, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is a highly versatile lubricant. It may help your baby get a smooth rectal temperature reading, help you take better care of your car, help you and your partner spice things up in the bedroom, help those suffering from hemorrhoids have a less painful visit to the restroom...just to name a few.

Are you now convinced that Vaseline would come in handy in many aspects of your life? The magic jar of jelly costs only a few bucks, with a size so easy to fit in your pocket. It's probably the most affordable AND most useful skin care product you could ever get! If you love Vaseline as much as I do, feel free to shout it out loud. Don't forget to share your creative use of Vaseline and help us complet the list of 140.

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Vaseline blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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