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IN Lifestyle ON 28 Aug, 2015
Back in 1859, the workers on the oil rigs hated the paraffin-like substance that used to form on the rigs as it had to be regularly cleaned. The reason for the hatred: the substance being slippery and sticky, both at the same time. But it didn’t take them long to realise that the substance brought immediate relief when applied on cuts and burns. With time, more uses of the sticky thing got discovered.
The man behind the brand Vaseline, Robert Chesebrough, a young chemist who researched on petroleum jelly ( also known as petrolatum, white petrolatum, etc.) later noticed that cleansing the lighter, thinner oil products from the rod wax resulted in a light-colored gel. He got the process of making petroleum jelly patented and named it Vaseline. He opened the first factory in New York in 1870.
After more than 140 years, Vaseline has become a vital part of our daily life, from cosmetics to body lotions to lip balms. We have eight incredible uses of Vaseline which you probably are unaware of. Do share with us if you know more uses of Vaseline other than the ones mentioned here!
Keeping the perfume from fading of perfume from fading for a long time is one of the most brilliant uses of Vaseline. Just apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the area to be perfumed and then spray on the area. Since Vaseline is odorless, it traps the fragrance in the perfume and keeps the freshness for longer.
Fake eyelashes give more volume to eyes and make them look bigger. But removing them is an equally tedious job when a good quality glue is applied, as even slight carelessness may damage eyes. To remove eyelashes in a less painful and easy way, put some Vaseline at a corner of a cotton ball and gently apply it on the eyelashes. Since, Vaseline is oily in nature, it will weaken the grip of glue and help to remove the fake ones easily.
Why spend hundreds of bucks on lip balms when you can make your own with negligible amount of money? Just mix some drinking chocolate or melted chocolate with Vaseline and have your own lip balm made of different colors and flavors! Voila!
Isn't it the biggest reason why you hate coloring your hair that you're left with colored skin along with hair? Well, here's a solution to it. Apply a small amount of Vaseline along the hairline before starting coloring the hair. The layer of Vaseline stops the hair color from seeping onto your face.
Just mix some sea salt and Vaseline and have for yourself an excellent body scrub. Thanks to Vaseline's moisturising properties, you have an amazing exfoliating body wash and scrub!
Cracked heels are both ugly and painful, and we're always looking for something which can heal them as soon as possible. Vaseline is a remedy to cracked and hard heels too! Just apply some Vaseline on the affected are before going to sleep and wear old socks to prevent the petroleum jelly creating a mess. Happy healing!
Irritated of your bushy and unmanaged eyebrows? Just dab some Vaseline on them and adjust them the way you want them to be!