Did You Know: 22 Alternative Uses For Petroleum Jelly


Robert Chesebrough, a young chemist whose previous work of distilling fuel from the oil of sperm whales had been rendered obsolete by petroleum, went to Titusville to see what new materials had commercial potential. Chesebrough took the unrefined black “rod wax”, as the drillers called it, back to his laboratory to refine it and explore potential uses. Chesebrough discovered that by distilling the lighter, thinner oil products from the rod wax, he could create a light-colored gel

…says Wikipedia. Now widely available almost everywhere in the world, there are some things about Petroleum Jelly you should know. Some excellent uses are:

  • Remove water rings on wood furniture
  • Super glue cap
  • Shine Shoes
  • Squeaky doors
  • Clean hands
  • When dying hair
  • Cuts and Sores
  • Moisturizer
  • Cat battery posts
  • Outdoor lights
  • Nail polish
  • Paint cans
  • Frozen locks
  • Sticky drawers
  • Rough feet
  • Garbage can lids
  • Chapped lips
  • Makeup remover
  • Diaper Rash
  • Tight finger rings
  • Baldness
  • Nuts and Bolts

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