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THE PRODUCT: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is a product that has been around for 140 years now and most people will have used this product or will have it in their bathroom cabinet as it's a good, essential product to have. This product is the ultimate skin tool for everything including daily moisturisation to beauty needs and sports use. The product is triple purified and works with your skin for better nourishment and protection. It works naturally with your skin to help it rebuild moisture and renew itself. The jelly comes in a plastic tub which has a blue lid. The 'Vaseline' logo can clearly be seen on the label which is on the front of the jar. I have to admit that i have always thought this is a bit of a strange product but it's actually an amazing beauty product.
PRICE/AVAILIABILITY: You can purchase this from Boots stores for just £2.15 for 100ml which is very reasonable as this product is long lasting. You can purchase it from other places such as supermarkets and other pharmacies as well.
USING THE PRODUCT: I have been using this product a lot recently on my nose and lips as I have had a cold and blowing my nose all the time has made these areas of my face rather sore. The Vaseline jelly is quite thick and I find that a little of this goes a very long way. I have been putting a little of this on my nose and lips every night and in the morning they feel and look a lot better than they did the previous night. This product can be used on dry skin on areas all over the body and it can also be use on the eyelashes and the eye brows as well instead of using cosmetics. i find that this product really does help to lock in moisture and helps to improve dry, sore skin, especially on the lips.
OVERALL OPINION: I purchase a pot of this around a year ago and use it every now and again. I don't use it during the day on my lips as I do find that this can be a little too greasy sometimes. I find that I get better results from using this product as night as it has time to sink into my skin whilst I am sleeping and gives it time to work over-night. this product has definitely helped my sore, red nose and sore lips. The product has also helped a very dry patch of skin on my leg as well. This is a fantastic product for a range of different uses and it's a product that should be found in every household.
The Vaseline petroleum jelly is available for GBP 2.80.
The petroleum jelly comes in a transparent plastic packaging with a blue lid. On it is the product name. The plastic packaging contains 250 ml.
The petroleum jelly is described as follows. "Vaseline petroleum jelly is an extraordinarily versatile product. For 140 years, it has been the ultimate skin tool for everything from daily skin moisturisation to beauty needs to sports usage. Why? Because Vaseline is triple purified and works with skin for better nourishment and protection. Your skin has the ability to care for itself, it can renew, repair, heal and restore itself to its natural state, but sometimes it needs a helping hand to stay healthy."
The petroleum jelly has a thick consistence, however it can be taken out and applied well. The petroleum jelly needs some time to absorb. The skin feels soft and smooth after use. The petroleum jelly moisturizes the skin and cares for dry skin. The petroleum jelly leaves a gentle and smooth feeling.
The petroleum jelly has a gentle scent.
I can recommend the Vaseline petroleum jelly as it moisturizes and cares for dry skin. The skin feels soft and cared for after use.
Vaseline is amazing, it can be used on lips as lip balm or on your teeth to make it easier to smile. It can be used on your eyelashes as clear mascara or on your brows to set them in place. Vaseline can be used all over the face as a cream or if you have dry skin before foundation for that dewy look. That''s what marylin monroe used to do. That isn''t it Vaseline can also be used all over the body as a massage lotion or all over the cuticle and nails to increase nail growth. Vaseline can be used as a wash of hair mask for the ends of your hair. There''s still more Vaseline helps you get your earrings in and out and if you put it on the lid area of a nail varnish it will prevent the lid from getting stuck. That is some of the reasons why everyone should own Vaseline or just petroleum jelly . If you don''t want to carry a big tub with you Vaseline also do small disk versions of the same product.
I like to go fishing quite a lot and often fish overnight for a couple of days and sometimes up to a week. It gets quite cold if I go fishing during the Autumn months or early spring. Even in the summer months the weather can turn cold and nasty so I like to make sure my lips don't feel dry. I usually take a pot of Vaseline which is in my cupboard if I haven't a lip balm because my lips can get extremely chapped while fishing.
It comes housed in a clear plastic pot and is a thick creamy kind of cream which is fairly soft and easy to scoop from the pot with the fingers. It does feel greasy on the fingers but is very easy to take from the pot and transfer it onto the lips and it doesn't drip from the fingers because it is thick in consistency and not runny. Is like a thick jelly feel.
It has no smell to it and is easy to apply to the lips to help soften them and help if the lips are sore or chapped. It helps as a barrier for my lips when out in the cold and just helps to protect them. Does a really good job indeed for protecting the skin on the lips. It does feel greasy for a long time and longer than a lip balm.
I have used this product for softening hard skin on my knuckles and for the skin which has become quite solid from daily work loads at work and at home. It just helps to soften the skin and it does a good job too.
My wife once used this product for removing a ring from her finger which wouldn't budge, she just applied some of the product around her finger and kept on moving the ring around until it eventually slipped from her finger. It made the job a lot easier and didn't then make her finger sore from trying to remove the ring which was tightening on her finger. Her fingers had swollen that day and the ring became lodged onto her finger and was becoming painful. This product worked very well indeed for this job of removing the ring.
I use it for when I nick myself while shaving and I just apply a tiny amount over the nick and it just helps stop any bleeding and then I just wipe it away around 10 minutes or so after applying it.
I have used it quite a few times for dry patches on my skin because I don't very often use any body lotions to soften it so this jelly just helps soften the patches well enough to leave the skin from feeling sore and itching. It helps if I have itched it too much and it just helps soothe it and stops me wanting to keep on itching the area on my skin.
Have used it if my grandchildren have any sores and I just apply a little to the area to help soothe their skins. It helps to moisturise their skin and is a nice one to use because it doesn't sting.
It isn't an expensive product and only cost £2 for a 100ml pot. Very good value for the money.
This is a handy pot to have in my cupboard and I will keep buying it because it works really well indeed for my uses. I recommend it to others. A handy little pot.
I rate it 5 stars.
Before Vaseline produced those very handy little discs of Vaseline lip therapy we had a tub of this in our make up cupboard at home and we had many uses for it. Now when I am out and about I slip a little disc of Vaseline Lip Therapy in my bag because its smaller than carrying around a tub of this Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly but I still have one in my make up cupbaord because it is so useful!
According to an article I read, "Vaseline® petroleum jelly is an extraordinarily versatile product. For 140 years, it has been the ultimate skin tool for everything from daily skin moisturisation to beauty needs to sports usage. Why? Because Vaseline is triple purified and works with skin for better nourishment and protection."
I find I have so many uses for Vaseline that I really do call it a wonder product. I always have to put some vaseline on my lips before I go to bed as I hate having dry lips when I am trying to sleep. Vaseline is great because it does not have any smell or any colour so it won't discolour your sheets or anything like that but I find it really works to make my lips nice and soft in the morning. I do sometimes apply this in the morning too if I want to make my lips look nice but don't want to wear lipstick as it does give my lips a bit of a shine.
I find Vaseline is also great for putting on little patches of rough skin and really smoothing them and getting the rough patch to go away. I have a little patch of skin on my face that often gets quite dry and I just apply this, again before I go to bed and it really seems to smooth it out. Apparently, according to vaseline, "Your skin has the ability to care for itself, it can renew, repair, heal and restore itself to its natural state, but sometimes it needs a helping hand to stay healthy." SO, I can see why applying it to parts of my body really helps.
I also like to use Vaseline in my beauty routine. You may find this weird but I apply it to my eyebrows to smooth them down as sometimes they get a bit out of control but I find the Vaseline really works to smooth them down and hold them in place.
Vaseline is also great for burns and I have used this is the past to cover up a small burn on my wrist from getting a pan out of the oven. Apparently, according to an article I read, "Petroleum jelly's effectiveness in accelerating wound healing stems from its sealing effect on cuts and burns, which inhibits germs from getting into the wound and keeps the injured area supple by preventing the skin's moisture from evaporating."
So, you can see there are so many uses for this wonder product that I recommend everybody keep a tub in their house.
Vaseline dates back to 1859 when it was discovered as a by-product of the oil industry and by 1870 this petroleum jelly as being sold as 'Vaseline'. Vaseline was used during World War 1 and 2 for cuts and burns.
In the 1950s Chesebrough merged with Ponds. In the 80s the firm was purchased by Unilever.
The name 'Vaseline' is believed to come from 'Wasser' meaning water and 'elaion' meaning oil - as well as the ending of 'ine' being added.
Mine was the old style container as shown above.
Oblong squarish clear plastic tub with a pull off white lid.
Has a blue label on the front and lid.
'An emollient for topical application for chapped skin and lips, minor burns: helps prevent nappy rash.'
100% white petroleum jelly BP.
Vaseline is the proprietary name of petroleum jelly.
100% pure and which has gone through a triple purification process.
50ml is £1.50 at Tesco.
100ml is £1.98 at Tesco.
This is an old traditional product that everyone recognises.
We currently have two of these old style tubs at home - one is mine for beauty treatments and another older one is in husband's tool box. The current Vaseline on sale is in updated curved pots.
I use mine for massaging into my cuticles and also as a sliver on my lips - often over lipstick to give it a bit of a sheen.
Vaseline was recommended by Jennifer Aniston to use as an inexpensive under eye cream at night. I have not tried this as there are varying reports on the internet regarding using Vaseline on your face - some swear by it while others say it clogs your pores and should be avoided - so I have not bothered using it myself as a product for my face. However I have used it on my hands and feet if I have nothing else and have had no problems. It can also be used to give a waterproof covering for slight cuts and scratches. It is mentioned that it can be used on minor burns but personally I prefer to leave them without anything on top.
My husband's tub of Vaseline comes in for many weird and wonderful uses. Currently he has been using it around the top of his home brew barrels to make a good seal with the screw top lid. Previously we have used it to make tightening up connections in our toilet system - evidently this little tub has to be in every man's toolbox for those odd little jobs. It is also a good lubricant if you run out of the more expensive WD40 as it can work on hinges etc and will also protect them from rust. My husband is not very fastidious about his garden tools but I know of some men who clean their garden tools in the autumn and then coat them with Vaseline to protect them through the winter months in the garden shed.
If you want to find out many more uses just go to google and you will find literally hundreds.
===Would I Recommend?===
I would like to review the new shaped Vaseline 100g tub that I purchased recently from Boots for £1.79.
Everyone is well familiar with this brand and even as a child I can remember it being used in our household.The traditional clear tub with a white rectangular lid and blue logo has been the hallmark of Vaseline for as long as my memory recalls.Recently when I ran out of this product and went to buy some more I was pleasantly surprised that the packaging had changed.I definately find this new design a great improvement as this new flip lid design is so much more convenient.It easily opens giving quick access to the jelly and requires minimal effort to close back again.The container is a lot more contoured so making it easier to hold in the palm of your hands.I buy the smaller sized tubs as getting your finger down a more larger empty tub would prove too tricky and messy also.
As for the product itself the fact that it has been around for well over 100 years speaks for itself.I use it personally as a lip balm first and foremost as nothing else works as well on my extremely dry lips.Then it works as an excellent moisturizer as it is natural and free from added chemicals which I need as I have sensitive dry skin.The smell and taste is the only complaint I have but after using it for so many years I've become used to it now.
I also use it on my 9 month old son as a moisturizer when I give him a baby massage after his bath and as a barrier cream it works well for treating his nappy rash.My husband uses it to treat the hard and dry skin he has on his heels and also for the dry cuticle skin around his nails as nothing else treats it as well as Vaseline does.
I would definately recommend this for any household and the new packaging gives this product a very fresh and more up to date image.
How can anyone live without Vaseline? I don't think its possible is it?
It can be used for just about anything. The thing I use it most for is dry lips, there is nothing better for fast relief than Vaseline. I have found that the original one is best the new flavors smell gorgeous but they never seem to work quite as well or provide relief quite as quickly as the original one.
I also have used Vaseline to help nappy rash, it works great and provides relief quickly. The Vaseline itself acts like a barrier and stops any moisture getting to their soft skin, thereby preventing the rash from developing or worsening.
My eldest son has suffered from dry skin on his legs, normally after he has been playing football on a cold day, we had tried numerous moisture creams and nothing had worked, I then thought about using Vaseline and it worked great we simply applied it to dry skin after he got out of the bath/shower, let it soak in and the skin is soon back to normal.
If you suffer from dry skin on your heel or elbows or knees then it works like magic for them too and any dry flaky skin will soon disappear.
The best beauty tip ever though has to be to help you get the softest feet ever! Try this and you will see for yourself. Just before bed put Vaseline all over your feet then put some socks on, be careful not to wipe it off with the sock. Go to sleep and when you wake up in the morning and remove the socks you will have the softest feet ever, it seriously does work, your husband/wife will probably think you have lost the plot but don't worry they will see the results in the morning.
The best thing now is that Vaseline is available in the small pots that can fit in your handbag or pop into your child's pocket so they can put it on their lips after playing out I love these little pots and am forever buying them they are just great!
Vaseline has so many uses it is a must have for any family!.
I am not sure why this product is in the baby category, because this has been a constant presence in my house for many years and is used by everybody.
The picture shown is the classical packaging and it has remained so for as long as I can remember. You can get it in various sizes. The 100 g tub shown above retails around £1.50. You just pull the cap off and scoop it up from inside.
As mentioned on the packet, it is a byproduct of petroleum processing, which is completely natural. The colour is an off white to beige translucent colour, same as that of the tub shown. It has quite a gloopy consistency and a peculiar characteristic mild neutral kind of smell.
It has many uses- my mother uses it on her cracked feet ( she says it is the only thing that works for her) as well as on her hands which get quite dry as she absolutely refuses to use gloves when washing dishes.
Its a bit too thick and heavy duty for my preference, so I use it occasionally when my skin goes too dry.
I sometimes use it for my baby as well as his skin tends to get dry in patches.
I have also used it for moisturizing my face, as a lip balm ( it is highly effective) and sometimes mix it with lipstick to give a glossy effect, and also to prevent henna staining my face on the occasions I apply henna on my hair.
I have also used it to great effect on chaffed skin.
I am sure it has many more as yet undiscovered uses.
The only problem I have noticed is that if you apply it on your feet and go out with sandals rather than shoes, you will have a lot of dirt stuck on your feet.
Apart from that it is a wonderful multipurpose skin care product.
This old favourite has many many uses.
As it says on the label Vaseline is pure petroluem jelly and can be used as a skin protecter and moisturiser or for baby care.
I suffer from dry skin on my lips and hands and find this excellent for both problems. If you haven't used Vaseline before it has a bit of a gloopy consistency, very thick and moisturising. It is completely fragrance free and non sticky or greesy. It instantly moisturises and once applied to my dry or cracked lips it instantly soothes and moisturises. There is no taste from Vaseline (some other lip balms/moisturises can have strange/chemical flavours) and once applied to my lips it keeps them soft and moisturised for hours after wards.
Vaseline has other general beauty uses - I spread a tiny amount on my cheeks after blusher to give an extra shine, I also use a tiny amount to smooth my eyebrows into place. (Again perfect for this as its non sticky).
Finally the other thing I regularly use Vaseline for is when I am dyeing my hair - apply around the base of your hairline to form a seal to prevent hairdye getting onto your face .
You can buy Vaseline in a range of sizes - little tins for c£1-1.50 to large tubs for a few pounds. The tube pictured above is 100g and I would recommend buying this size rather than the little tins as it is more cost effective. Oh and it lasts for ages as you only need a little bit per application!!
As an aside, Vaseline has an extended range including smaller tins specifically for lips with Aloe Vera/SPF - I much prefer the original version.
Well you learn something new every day, I was just having a look to see if I could find out how long this stuff has been around for (without giving my age away I have daughters in their twenties and remember my grandparents having the stuff). As it happens vaseline has been around for over 140 years. The first Vaseline factory opened in 1870! Petroleum jelly was first found on an oil rig and was found to have healing properties.
Vaseline Petroleum jelly is a cloudy jelly which goes clear on the skin and is used as a moisturiser and healer. I personally use it as a lip balm, around my face to stop hair dye staining my skin, on the skin between my legs when walking in hot climates to prevent chaffing and on blisters, small wounds and grazes to stop any plasters or dressings sticking. One of my daughters puts vaseline on her eyelashes before applying mascara and insists it makes them thicker.
Other uses of vasline include
Lubrication purposes, to soften cuticles, used on perfume points to make the scent last longer, to remove make up, as a blusher mixed with a lipstick colour, to soothe skin after shaving and to make putting in earrings easier putting it on ear lobes to name but a few.
This is another one of those products I always have at home, with its many purposes I think everybody should have some!
Vaseline can be bought in different containers and sizes, the small metal lip balm tin is handy to carry around and the large plastic tubs are better value to have at home. The tub has a new, more modern look to the one in the picture but it is the same thing inside. Vaseline is another product which is available all over to buy including in discount shops, chemists and supermarkets.
In Superdrug the 50ml tub costs £1.49 and the 250ml tub is much better value at £2.45. A large tub lasts me months but it depends on what you are using it for.
Vaseline also do a large range of products including lotions and deodorants but this is the one product everybody associates with the brand!
Vaseline has probably been a part of my life since being a little girl and I still have a one in handy now. It has to be the only product that I have always used as it is so versatile the uses are endless and it will probably be an essential item in most households. I think everyone knows the name and now Vaseline has extended its range to lip balms, hand cream, body lotion, body oils, body butters and deodorants. Vaseline is a pure petroleum jelly that helps work with the skin to renew repair and moisturise. As I mentioned before Vaseline has many uses and here are some of them:
On the hair:
Vaseline can be used sparingly on the very ends of very damaged hair. Obviously the tiniest amount is needed or the hair will go greasy really quickly. If used correctly and the ends of the hair are sealed hair appears so much healthier and sleeker.
On the skin:
Vaseline can be applied to the skin in any place which you may feel has become a little bit dry. You can simply rub the product into the problem area and immediately see the dry skin appear moisturised .The petroleum jelly works as an emollient to sooth and soften chapped or very dry skin.
On your eyelashes:
Although I have never tried this, it is amazing as to how many people believe that by applying Vaseline to your lashes and leaving it there overnight it will make the lashes grow fuller and thicker over time.
On the feet:
There are lots of products available these days in the form of feet cream. You buy the cream and cover the feet in a thick layer of it then apply moisturising socks and leave overnight. Although some of these creams work, you just can't beat Vaseline used the same way as described above for intensively soft feet the next morning.
Vaseline can be mixed with sea salts or sugar to create a homemade body scrub that is very effective. The sugar or salt will remove the dead cells of the skin while the Vaseline protects and moisturises leaving the skin super soft.
On your lips:
Vaseline can be applied to the lips to keep them soft and chapped free as well as creating the look of a lip gloss due to the emollient which creates a nice shine.
On your nails:
Vaseline can be applied to the nails to protect the skin that can sometimes become damaged and worn on the hands especially if you have a hands on job or they are subjected to water or freezing conditions. Vaseline also works to strengthen the nails and cuticles.
On new tattoos:
Vaseline can be applied to new tattoos to keep the area moist and protected while the tattoo is healing, when getting a new tattoo the skin can become quite dry and scab and itch and Vaseline helps to keep this under control and keep the tattoo looking nice.
Vaseline can be used while dying the hair by applying a layer all around the hair line you are protecting the skin from the harsh chemicals as well as protecting the skin from staining.
There are so many things in which Vaseline can be used for and the product is so cheap working out at around £2.30 for a 250ml tub you just can't go wrong.
I'm not sure that I know of anyone who hasn't tried vaseline! I love the stuff and for me it is a must have especially in the winter when I get my chapped lips!
I bought a 250g pot for just over £2, although you can get bigger pots and also nowadays you can get the little pocket sized ones! For £2 the pot was worth it, I have had it a while now and there is still quite a bit left. This is due to the fact that a little goes such a long way. So it really is a bargain.
As I said in winter my lips get quite chapped, and vaseline really soothes the soreness of them but also moisturises my lips and so this stops my licking my lips as they no longer feel dry or cracked. I also have to admit that I quite like the look of wearing lip gloss, although my partner isn't too keen on that look on himself. The only thing I will say about it is that sometimes it can feel a bit greasy on your skin as it doesn't absorb into the skin it sits on top. I find that after a few days of using this my lips heal up well which is great.
There are many uses of vaseline, I have used it before on my babies bum when he had nappy rash as it provided a barrier between whatever he was doing in his nappy and his skin and also provided the moisturising and soothing effect.
I will advise people to not leave this anywhere where it will get warm as it then becomes a bit more runny and quite slippery to apply and this is when you will get quite greasy!
The pot has a lid that clips on and off, the lid stays on well but is easy to get off as well.
Overall I would recommend this product, its so soothing on sore skin and is also great value for money!
Finally, something you can use guilt free; Vaseline's Pure Petroleum Jelly! The big difference from this and other cosmetic products is that it's 100% natural so you don't have to worry about smearing chemicals around your face... and its good for you too!
Just a little bit on the product before I move on to its many uses...
Normally, I can obtain this from most drug stores and super markets for around one pound for a relatively big 100g tub of Vaseline. Compare this to what you pay for one tiny tin of lip balm or a small tube of lip gloss and you will see how much of a good value product this is.
This is a very useful, lubricating jelly that has multiple uses (explored below). It has a soft, jelly like paste texture and it is very easy to apply by merely using your finger. A pot like this lasts you for several months, even if you are a regular user.
ANY DOWNSIDES? :
- When you are nearing the end of your tub, you have to extort yourself to get that very last bit of Vaseline out so you don't waste it.
- Not sure how much of a downside this is, but if you are using it as a lip balm, it is very flavourless (as in it does not taste of much at all, but yet is not unpleasant) unlike other lip balms; however what else do you expect from an 100% natural product?
- Even though an 100g tub is by no means huge or super heavy, it is more advisable to purchase the tin for when you are travelling and on the go a lot of the time; though this is less of a financial investment than simply purchasing a tub.
And now, for the uses of Vaseline, which you will see is more extensive than you think...
* Of course, the first and most widely used use of Vaseline is as lip balm- something totally natural you can apply to your lips guilt free. Also, if you accidentally eat it, it does not do you any harm, so good for use on young children as well! ...But I am by no means suggesting that you should take up eating this as comfort food- it would be disgusting. Vaseline is brilliant at mending chapped or broken lips, and is more effective than most lip balms.
* For your eyelashes: now, as a believer of all natural cosmetic techniques weird and wonderful (and perhaps ones that do not work), after I heard the rumour that applying Vaseline on your eyelashes can make them fuller and longer, I decided to try it out at once, and it seemed to work for me after applying it before I went to sleep daily for a few weeks. Of course it was slightly difficult to apply it as it comes in a tub with no brush, but I managed- and anyway, you can purchase unused mascara wands from your drug store for a fair price, I suspect. So it is like a natural, cheap eye lash serum in the making, without all those chemicals that are bad for your eyes in the long term. Also, if this slips in your eye, it does not pain you like an eye lash serum brush would, but just makes your vision slightly blurry before rinsing it, quite safely, out.
* Being a natural lubricant, this can be used as a form of grease. Believe it or not, my friend actually used Vaseline to grease their slightly rusty bike chain- it was rather effective too, though not as much so as just using grease- still, a cheap, handy alternative!
* Vaseline can make your skin softer! For example, at a period of time the skin on my elbows was rather dry and chapped- after a coating each night for several nights, my elbows became softer. I am sure this can work for anywhere that is a little chapped or dried out.
* My friend, who plays the french horn, used it to grease the inside of the instrument and mouthpiece. I am not sure what this was for, but apparently it works quite well- though I am not an expert on french horns!
* I regularly apply Vaseline on myself before spraying on perfume- this makes it much more long lasting, so there is less of a need for reapplication!
* If you apply petroleum jelly on your teeth, this stops your lipstick from sticking on it, so you can wave good bye to red marked teeth. I tried this once- it worked but nonetheless it DID feel a bit weird, like for some reason I was trying to moisturise my teeth. I was just concentrating on not swallowing it, even though, as I have mentioned before, it would have done me little harm.
* Believe it or not, Vaseline can be used to remove minor stains, like make up and other minor spillages- just apply a little finger-sized dab and scrub.
* This can be used to condition hair at the roots, and if applied to the tips, can help hide unwanted split ends.
In conclusion, Vaseline really DOES have a multitude of uses, and for such good value, it is a brilliant thing to have around the house. Because of this, I am pleased to award it with 5 stars
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is something that for as long as I can remember has always been in the bathroom cupboard, my Mum would always keep a tub of it in the house and now I have my own house we normally have a pot of it. It is such a versatile product and has so many uses and is also very cheap to buy in my opinion it is a must have product to have around the house.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly comes in a large clear plastic square tub allowing you to see the colour of the petroleum jelly inside, the tub has a large blue plastic lid on top of the tub which simply pulls on and off of the tub. Vaseline Petroleum jelly comes in a few different style tubs and pots, however they do all have a similar sort of appearance to each other. The tub has a label stuck on the front, this is a bright blue colour and has the Vaseline logo on one side of it, this is the word Vaseline written in white within a slightly darker blue oval shape. The words "Pure Petroleum Jelly Original" is also written on the label, again in white allowing it to stand out against the blue background. The back of the tub also has a label stuck to it which contains various piece of information about the product such as how it can be used, this is all very easy to read and clear to follow.
The Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is a creamy coloured solid substance, it doesn't have much of a smell to it, It is nothing like the Vaseline moistening creams you can buy and is not what I would call a jelly like substance as the name suggests, you literally need to scoop a small amount of the Vaseline out of the tub in order to use it as it is more of a solid substance. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has been around for 140 years (according to the company Vaseline) and is described as the ultimate skin tool. Vaseline's Petroleum Jelly has been triple purified and helps to nourish and protect your skin, as the front of the tub states this product is made from 100% petroleum jelly, nothing else has been added so you can be confident that it is just petroleum jelly you are applying to your skin. The triple purifying technique that Vaseline uses when producing its Petroleum Jelly means that the Petroleum Jelly is so pure that it works naturally with your skin helping it to renew itself and rebuild its moisture.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly was traditionally used to protect cuts, and I have since discovered that this is what it use to be marketed for, even today you see sports people such as boxers applying Vaseline to cuts, when applied to a cut it creates a barrier to keep water, air and bacteria out and promotes the healing of the skin in that area. However Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has a variety of other uses some of which I have tried and other I haven't.
*A Moisturiser - Petroleum Jelly can be applied to dry rough skin again to create barrier to protect the damaged skin and to help the skin to repair itself and create moisture. If you suffer with dry skin on your feet you can apply a good layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before bed and put socks over the top to keep it in place and in the morning you will notice a real difference in the softness of the skin on your feet. It can also be used as a moisturiser for your lips, if you have dry, cracked or sore lips applying this to them as you would a lip balm will help to keep in the moisture and also help the skin to heal soothing it at the same time. This I have tried and it really does work, it makes an excellent lip balm, I have had people say that they add their own flavouring to it to create a flavoured lip balm but personally I just use it as it is, I do not find that Petroleum Jelly really tastes of anything so applying it to my lips isn't a problem.
* Placing a thin layer of Vaseline petroleum Jelly under your nose can help to reduce allergies as it traps pollen/ particles before they can be inhaled and cause irritation.
* I have read that applying a thick layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to your scalp can help to get rid of head lice as it smothers them and suffocates them, personally I have not tried this but if it did work it would be worth a try.
*Applying a small amount of Vaseline to your ear lobes can make putting your ear rings in much easier, as a rule I tend to use an antiseptic cream like Savlon to put my ear rings in as this has the same effect, however I have tried using Vaseline when I have had none of this to hand and I have to say it does work, its important to only apply a small amount otherwise you end up with greasy ears, however it really does help your ear rings to go in smoothly.
*Vaseline Petroleum Jelly also has many uses around the house, a small amount can help to loosen stiff locks or handles. We have glass lamp shades in our lounge and one day for some reason they started to vibrate against the light fitting which was very annoying when you were trying to watch TV so we removed the glass covers applied a small amount of Vaseline around the edge of the lamp shades and put them back, after that we have had no problems with the shades vibrating, the petroleum jelly acts as a barrier and prevents the glass shade rubbing against the light fitting.
The list is endless when it comes to various things you can do with |Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, it has a variety of beauty uses, health and safety uses as well as uses around the home, some things work for some people and not others so it is a case of trial and error. Personally I would say it does make an excellent moisturisers as well as an effective lip balm, I have also used it around the house and again found it to work very well saving me a fortune on expensive specialist products. You only have to go on the internet to find a large list of things people use this product for, it is certainly worth doing as it can help you to save some money.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can be purchased in a variety of places such as Superdrug and Boots as well as a lot of supermarkets. I purchased my latest tub from my local Tesco, a 50ml tub cost me jut £1.40, this is excellent value for money. Personally I find Petroleum Jelly to be long lasting as for most things you only need a small amount, it is not often that you need a large amount of this product, a little bit really does go a long way. This is definitely worth the money.
I would definitely recommend Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. It is very reasonably priced and a tub of this will last a long time as you only need a small amount at a time. We always have a tub of this in our house and have always found it extremely useful, I would recommend that anyone has a tub of this in their bathroom cupboard as you never know when it might come in handy.
Skin protection and moisturiser.