15 Unbelievable Benefits Of Petroleum Jelly

What is Petroleum Jelly?

It is also known by its trademark Vaseline, which is a purified mixture of semi-solid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. Yes, it is the same petroleum used to make diesel products, fuel and deodorants. It is really versatile and can be used for many purposes. It is fairly affordable, and can make many beauty wonders on your skin, hair and lips. Is petroleum jelly safe? What is petroleum used for? We are listing out 15 benefits of petroleum jelly that might answer all your questions.

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What Does Petroleum Jelly Do – Benefits Of Petroleum Jelly

1. Heal wounds

It can be helpful to treat minor wounds like scratches, cuts and flakes. benefits of petroleum jellyThis is because moisture is important to speed up the healing of any wounds.

2. Gets rid of chapped lips

It moisturizes your lips. Apply as many times as possible in a day. Personally, i think this is the one of the best benefits.

3. Pinkish lips

Yes, It can also get rid of the darker pigments on your lips. It makes your lips appear so naturally smooth and moist.

4. Longer and thicker eyelashes

This is an unbelievable miracle of petroleum. Apply some jelly onto your eyelashes every night before going to bed. You will notice a longer, and much thicker eyelashes within two weeks. It does work, trust me!

5. Moist face skin

Apply it thoroughly onto your whole face every night before going to bed. You will notice moisture and smoothness in your face skin.

6. A substitute for body lotion

You may also apply petroleum to your whole body, mainly your hands and legs. It will get rid of your dry skin problem completely.

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7. Make up remover

You can instead use it to remove your make up. It is actually a better option. This is because some make up removers, or baby oils contain ingredients that may irritate the eyes. But petroleum jelly is very mild and safe to use.

8. Beautiful fingernails

Apply it onto your fingernails to keep them resilient. You may also rub some on painted fingernails; it helps them to look new and shiny.

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9. Hair moisturizer

Yes, a wonderful hair moisturizer in fact. Just use a dab of petroleum jelly to keep your hair well moisturized, and manageable.

10. Split ends dilemma

It also helps cure split ends. Split ends can make your hair look really unhealthy. That is why you need to use some petroleum jelly to get rid of them. Just apply some onto the ends of your hair.

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11. Bye-bye diaper rash

It works amazingly in preventing diaper rashes. Apply some vaseline on your baby’s bottom before putting on a new diaper.

12. Lipstick stains

It removes lipstick stains from soft materials. How? Rub some vaseline onto the stained part of the cloth before washing, and watch those stains disappear.

13. Everlasting fragrance

It is really disappointing when your favorite perfume scent constantly fades away. But with the help of petroleum jelly, you can make the scent last. Dab some on your pulse points and your neck before spritzing on your perfume, and the scent will last for the entire day.

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14. Tamed eyebrows

Don’t worry if you find it hard to make your eyebrows stay in its shape. Apply some on your eyebrows with you fingertips and shape it.

15. Shining shoes

This a trick that all wives should have up their sleeves. Here is an easier method to polish you husbands’ leather shoes. Dab some Vaseline onto the shoes and use a cloth to rub and spread it, and watch the shoes shine!


That is all for petroleum jelly uses and its benefits. Basically, there is nothing that it can’t do. It is a perfect all-in-one product for all ladies. If there are any other beauty benefits of petroleum jelly that you know, do share them with us here in HNBT.

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  1. yepa15 Reply

    you forgot about using it as lube.

    1. Helena Reply

      very informative, thank you.

  2. Yuvarani Reply

    Hi mam Vaseline jelly good or bed ? Tell me mam I wanna answer…plz

  3. Just a reader Reply

    The best part is that supposedly it doesn’t clog pores, so you don’t have to worry about causing acne (unless of course you are using your fingers to apply it, in which case I think touching your face causes acne.)

  4. fern Reply

    Is it ok to get some in my eyes

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hey Fern. Don’t worry, it is perfectly fine to get some in your eyes. I have been using petroleum jelly to remove my eye make up for years now, and never once it irritated my eyes.

  5. Kirti gupta Reply

    Will apply two or three methods…thanks for the information

  6. James Tilly Reply

    What about itching skin on most of the body?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi James, petroleum jelly might do the trick. You might want to try on a small part of the affected area first.

  7. Simi Reply

    “A trick all wives should have up their sleeves… to polish their husbands’ shoes” – sheesh, really?! Sounds like a tip from a 1950s edition of Good Housekeeping.

    1. KK Reply

      Exactly. Great tips but time to stop the sexism. Men can polish their shoes themselves, thank you very much.

      1. tulio Reply

        And what’s the problem if wives do it ? they do it happilly , what’s your problem? do not be too complicated

      2. john nemes Reply

        Polish my black shoes cause I’m stepping out tonight ????

  8. abinael Reply

    how will I get read of acne on ma face

  9. Lavender Reply

    Vaseline is a very old and reliable product.

  10. AIS1976 Reply

    I tried it for my hair before and it was not good but it is good for skin.

  11. McKenzie Red Reply

    It also helps sores heal faster in new research.

  12. Jasla binu Reply

    Hey….. I would like to ask some doubt….

    Can i….

    Dear … my marriage function is abt coming sooon!
    Bt im afraid of some dark body parts in btcks and so on… can yu plz give me an idea ? to get rid of them!!
    Surely im waiting…..

    Thanks to yu……

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Jasla, I suggest you to try out lemon juice. But do test it on a small part of your skin to check for allergic reactions. Good luck!

  13. JHPM Reply

    It’s a carcinogen and doesn’t allow your skin to breathe. Disgusting stuff.

    1. ashutosh Reply

      Kindly go through the article here. It says-

      Though generally regarded as safe, the components that are removed from the oil during the refining process of petroleum jelly are carcinogenic in some cases. “Vaseline supposedly has all of these [components] removed,” Dr. Dattner says. “But there are probably plenty of petroleum jelly imitators, and one doesn’t always know the extent that they’re removed.” Denno also points out that, since petroleum jelly can be found in “different grades of purity,” you don’t always know how non-toxic your petroleum jelly-based beauty products really are. (For the record, Vaseline is highly-refined, triple-purified and regarded as non-carcinogenic.)

  14. igcognito Reply

    will petroleum jelly be effective in getting rid of scabs caused by cold sores?

  15. Harini Reply

    Ma’am I didn’t find Vaseline at my place so I had got an optional one called bioline’s white petroleum jelly I.P is it fine ma’am??

  16. Noel Victor Comley Reply

    Petroleum Jelly clears up toenail fungus and fungus between the toes.

  17. Sheraz Tariq Reply

    Amazing . Brilliant.

  18. Ophelia Amissah Debrah Reply

    this article really helps …thanks
    Vaseline is truly very good ….I have used it and I know what it can do

  19. AE Reply

    Petrol Jelly doesn’t moisturize, it just gives you the feel of a moister and more smoother skin. the product doesn’t contain any water and no fats neither. It just serves as a protection layer for your skin and hinders it from breathing and properly helping itself. I use this product as a lube for any kind and sometimes to protect places on my skin that easily get dry. But be aware that it doesn’t hold a candle to proper moisturizer.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there, thanks for sharing this with us! We will do some research on it and update the article!

  20. paw Reply

    Which is Better Coconut oil or Vaseline