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Uses for Petroleum Jelly

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A soft paraffin like product, commercially known as Vaseline, that can be helpful for many personal needs and around the house. This is a guide about uses for petroleum jelly.


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October 1, 2010

Rub petroleum jelly around the neck of a new bottle of nail polish to keep the cap from sticking.

Dab a very thin layer of petroleum jelly over the spot where you plan to apply perfume. Since perfume reacts to oils, the scent will linger much longer.


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By sooz from Toronto, ON

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April 29, 2011

Sometimes you can get tar from walking on the beach here in California - either on your shoes or on your bare feet! I had just read that applying petroleum jelly to grease would help get it off, so I used it on the white soles of my boat shoes. Voila! The tar was removed.

By pamphyila from L.A., CA

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May 24, 20171 found this helpful

Keeping ants out of your hummingbird feeder will keep the hummingbird food available for the birds. This is a guide about use Vaseline to keep ants out of hummingbird feeders.

Vaseline bottle

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May 24, 20170 found this helpful

Vaseline, when used in moderation, can help keep your skin moisturized which will aid in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This is a guide about use vaseline for young looking skin.

Fingers getting Vaseline from Tin

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October 1, 20100 found this helpful

Put a little petroleum jelly on the side of a candle holder before you put the candle in. The remaining candle will be easier to remove once the candle has burned.



Uses for Petroleum Jelly

I either put petroleum jelly in the bottom of the candle holder or spray a bit of Pam before adding candle. Works great for removing used up candle. (04/30/2010)

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