Vaseline Petroleum Jelly got its start in 1887, by a chemist from Brooklyn by the name of Robert Augustus Chesebrough. In 1859, Mr. Chesebrough owned a kerosene business that wasn’t doing so good. In fact, the business was on the verge of being closed.
Because of this, he decided to go to Titisville, Pa where he wanted to enter into the petroleum business. During that time, Mr. Chesebrough discovered a jelly like substance that seemed to accumulate around drilling rods.
When he inquired about the substance, he was told that it was some type of petroleum gunk, and if you put it on burns or wounds, it would speed up the healing process.
So Robert Augustus Chesebrough took some of the product back to Brooklyn with him, where he then purified it until it became a clear smooth jelly that he later called petroleum jelly.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Can Be Used:
On Leather Shoes
To wake up the leather on your shoes, just wipe a petroleum jelly over your shoe, then remove any excess jelly with a soft cloth.
On Your Lips
Cold weather can be brutal on your lips, so can continually licking them. They become dry and chapped. Rubbing Vaseline on them will help them heal and retain moisture.
On Your Ring Finger
If your ring gets stuck on your finger, try rubbing the finger with Vaseline to get it off.
Your Baby During Shampooing
Try putting a little Vaseline petroleum jelly above your baby’s eyebrows, and the shampoo suds won’t run into the eyes, but to the side.
Your Light bulbs
Just rub a little petroleum jelly on the bulb threads and you won’t have to worry about it sticking in the socket.
Your Skateboard and Your Skates
Keep the wheels lubricated on your favorite toys by putting a little dab of jelly around the cylinders.
Your Candle Holders
If you don’t want candle wax sticking to the inside of your candle holders, just rub some Vaseline inside them.
Your Baby’s Diaper Rash
Rub a small amount of petroleum jelly on your baby’s behind before putting his diaper on. This keeps the moisture off the skin.
To stop squeaking, screeching faucets, apply some of the jelly to all of the metal threads, after removing the handle and stem that is.
Your Refrigerator Racks
I had a problem with this, sticking refrigerator racks. Rub a little of the Vaseline petroleum jelly on the edge of the racks so they slide smoothly.
If you don’t want your spinnaker pole to stick or jam, try using Vaseline as a lubricate.
If your or your child gets chewing gum stick in your hair, all you have to do is work some petroleum jelly into it, and the gum will come off.
Stop the windburn and chapping by applying Vaseline.
Your Shower Curtain
Having trouble with your shower curtain getting stuck and not moving as it should, rub some petroleum jelly on the rod and your shower curtain will move smoothly.
This process is for stains, minor scratches and rings in your wood furniture. Put a nice amount of jelly on the stain and leave it for 24 hours. Then rub it and remove all excess, then polish like you would normally do.
Your Skin During Hair Coloring
If your apply petroleum jelly right along your hairline, this will prevent the hair dye from coloring your skin.
The secret of the health spas, to moisturize your face, is to rub a small amount of Vaseline onto your clean damp face. Keep your face damp and keep rubbing until the Vaseline stops being greasy.
Your Windows, Floors And Metalwork
Don’t want your glass windows, door hinges, door knobs and locks coated in paint? Before painting, put a little Vaseline petroleum jelly around all of their edges. You can also do the same for your tile and linoleum. Just run a little jelly around the edges, and the whatever paint gets on them will wipe up.
Your Car Battery
Applying a dab of jelly to your car’s clean battery terminals will stop them from corroding.
Your Linen Napkins
To remove lipstick stains from your linen napkins, just put a little petroleum jelly on the stain before washing them.
Petroleum jelly can be used to remove your makeup. Apply on your eyeliner, lipstick, mascara, rouge and powder, then wipe it off.
Your Outdoor Machinery
Apply a good amount of Vaseline to any parts that are prone to rusting on your outdoor machinery.
Your Fishing Lures
Smearing the jelly on a piece of sponge will have the fish thinking it’s fish eggs.
Rub some Vaseline on your door hinges to stop the squeaking.
Your Nail Polish Bottle Cap
The caps to nail polish bottles have a tendency to stick. To stop this happening, rub a little Vaseline inside the cap.
Your Baseball Gloves
Soften the leather of your baseball gloves by rubbing Vaseline into the leather.
If your nails are dry and brittle, try rubbing them with a little Vaseline petroleum jelly before bedtime.
Your Hair During A Perm
To keep from burning the skin around your hair line, apply a thin layer of Vaseline around it before you perm your hair.
Your Lip Gloss
Apply a small amount of Vaseline to your lips before applying your lipstick.
Your Window Casters
If your windows don’t open easily, rub them with Vaseline petroleum jelly and they will open smoothly.