Petroleum Jelly also known as petrolatum is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons which contains no chemicals or perfumes thus makes it safe to use as an all over body moisturizer to maintain smooth and supple skin especially for people having sensitive skin. I always have petroleum jelly available in my medicine cabinet. It is a multi-purpose ointment for a variety of uses.
It has been known as one of the beauty secrets that can improve skin being oil based emollient; it is a perfect long lasting lubricant that can give a soft and well-hydrated skin.
It helps in healing dry, cracked callous feet
It can be used as a lip moisturizer
Applying petroleum jelly to wounds decreases inflammation and minimizes infection rates, helping the wound to heal fast.
It can act as a face moisturizer and make-up remover.
It lengthens the perfume’s life, just dab a bit of petroleum jelly on your pulse points before spraying on your favorite scent.
Putting on to skin close to the hairline can prevent the hair dye staining the skin while you do your home hair coloring.
It is great for healing chapped lips, dry hands and windburn
Petroleum jelly gives a protective coat on the baby’s skin so the rash can heal and help prevent diaper rash
It is a cheaper way to condition, restore and protect leather shoes, bags and leather jackets.
It can be used as a lubricant for creaking sliding cabinets and windows along its runners. It can stop squeaking door hinges too.
It can act as a release agent for plaster molds and castings.