7 Smart Uses of Petroleum Jelly at Home

Blossom Lady
Dec 16, 2022 07:58 AM
7 Smart Uses of Petroleum Jelly at Home

Keep a jar of petroleum jelly in every room of the house to help remove stains, protect valuables, stop squeaks, and much more.

1. Lengthen the life of perfume

You’ve picked out a great scent to wear on your night out, but it’s got to last. Worry not; dab a bit of petroleum jelly on your pulse points, then spray on the perfume. Now you can go out knowing your perfume won’t turn in early.

2. Smoother closing shower curtains

Stop the water from squirting out onto the bathroom floor by getting that shower curtain into place quickly. Lubricate the curtain rod with petroleum jelly and you’ll whip that curtain across the shower in no time.

3. Remove wax from candlesticks

Long red tapers used for a candlelit dinner are a beautiful sight until you see the candle wax drippings left in the candleholders. Before a dinner party, apply petroleum jelly to the insides of your candleholders before you put the candles in. That way, the wax will pop out for easy cleaning.

4. Remove chewing gum from wood 

If you discover chewing gum stuck under the dining room table or behind the headboard of your child’s bed, don’t freak out. Just squeeze some petroleum jelly on the offending wad, rub it in until the gum starts to disintegrate, and you can remove the gum.

5. Fit vacuum parts together smoothly 

It’s nice that your vacuum cleaner comes with so many accessories and extensions, but it’s frustrating when the parts get stuck together and you have to yank them apart. Apply a bit of petroleum jelly to the rims of the tubes and the parts will easily slide together and apart.

6. Shine patent-leather shoes

You’ve got a great pair of patent-leather shoes and a dynamite bag to match. The luster will stay longer if you polish both of them with petroleum jelly.

7. Restore leather jackets

You don’t need a fancy leather moisturizer to take care of your favorite leather jacket. Petroleum jelly does the job just as well. Apply, rub it in, wipe off the excess and you’re ready to go.

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