The chemist Sir Robert Chesebrough was the one who invented Vaseline, also known as petroleum jelly. He patented the product in 1872 and he believed in his product so much that he claimed to have eaten a spoonful every morning. (Fun fact – he lived to be 96 years old!)
Seriously though, it’s been the go-to for dry lips, minor cuts, burns and scrapes from the very beginning. Vaseline is made from a mixture of mineral oils and waxes, which according to the American Academy of Dermatology, create a protective barrier to help the skin heal and retain moisture. It’s used to prevent nappy rash and sooth dry lips, but it does so much more.
There’s really no end to its usefulness; this tub has the makings of a medicinal cure-all mixed with a handyman fix-all! We’re always looking for products that multitask, well, look no further.
Are you ready to get a little lubricated?
Here are a few uses for Vaseline that you probably haven’t tried yet:
Who knew that this inexpensive classic could be so versatile?!
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