12 Uses For Vaseline You Didn’t Know. #8 Is A Game Changer!

4There’s a good chance that you’ve used Vaseline at least once in your life. But just what the heck is Vaseline and where did it come from?

In 1859, a gentleman named Robert Chesebrough was in the oil fields of Titusville, Pennsylvania where he learned about a byproduct residue called “rod wax.” Interestingly, the workers used this substance to help heal cuts and burns. Chesebrough took some of the rod wax back to Brooklyn, extracting the usable petroleum jelly, and selling the product as Vaseline. But did you know it’s much more versatile than that! Check out these amazing Vaseline hacks below!

#1. Body scrub

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You can make your own affordable body scrub by mixing some kosher salt with Vaseline. And for smooth, moist lips try using sugar with Vaseline for a lip scrub!

#2. Unstick and stuck zipper

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Is your zipper stuck? Just add a bit of Vaseline on the zipper and give it another hard tug… and voila!

#3. Fix scratched phone screens

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If you have scratches on your phone screen, try adding some Vaseline into the scratch and wiping off the excess. (make sure you don’t put any Vaseline into the phone itself!). This works because the petroleum jelly has a similar density as the LCD of your phone.