Vaseline can be use to:
- Lipstick on teeth - Never get lipstick on your teeth again by smearing a little Vaseline on your teeth before applying lipstick and keep your chompers pearly white. This is a technique is used by beauty contestants, or those first learning to apply lipstick.
- Hair dye barrier - Protect your skin from being dyed along with your hair by creating a barrier on your forehead and around your ears with a thin layer of Vaseline. The petroleum jelly will protect your skin from absorbing the hair dye, allowing you to be a little messy when applying liberal amounts of dye to your hair.
- Shine your boots - Using some Vaseline to touch up your scuffed boots or heels can make them look good as new.
- Prevent battery corrosion - By adding Vaseline to the terminals of car battery you can help prevent corrosion because Vaseline forms a water resistant barrier around the metal tops of the battery terminals, a place where acidic corrosion is likely to occur.
- Revive dried leather - Vaseline is great for rejuvenating skin and is also good bringing back to life an old baseball mitt which is a leather good. Rubbing Vaseline into every stitch and seam and allowing it to sit for a while to really soak in, excess Vaseline was wiped off.
- Remove a stuck ring - Vaseline is super slippery and can be used to loosen any stuck jewellery from your chubby digits.
- Remove chewing gum from hair - Vaseline can help remove even the stickiest chewing gum.
- Put it on small cuts -The reason why trainers apply Vaseline to the cuts on the fighter's face during a boxing event is that Vaseline forms a barrier that can stop small cuts aside from being all slippery.
- Hairball remedy - Petroleum jelly is a lubricant that can be used to help pets with hairballs. because some animals don't mind eating Vaseline straight and for more finicky pets you can apply the petroleum jelly directly to the paws and they'll lick it off. Petroleum jelly is non-toxic, and in small quantities should be fine for pets but too much can prevent the intestines from absorbing vitamins and may give your pet diarrhea.
- Easy open jar lids - Smearing a thin layer of Vaseline around the threaded side of a jar lid before screwing on the lid will prevent any stuck food from seizing the lid to the jar and should allow you to easily open those suborn jars. This works great for sticky foods with high sugar content, like honey, jam, or barbecue sauce.
- Soft focus on camera lens - Applying a small dab directly to the camera lens with your fingertip and gently rubbing the entire lens is a classic technique in taking vintage photos.
- Moisturize dog paws - Try massaging a little Vaseline into your dogs dry paws when you are having a relaxing moment with your best dog friend.