6 Quick & Easy Vaseline Hacks, From DIY Lip Balm to Zipper Fixing

Sarah Vanderkooy
by Sarah Vanderkooy
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We’re going to show you some fantastic vaseline hacks that you will really want to try yourself! From lip balm to unfastening stubborn zippers, vaseline is one of those handy items that go a long way!

Keeping reading to see some awesome vaseline uses other than just applying it to dry skin.

Tools and materials:

  • Vaseline
  • Drink mix
  • Bowl
  • Leather shoe
  • Q-tip
  • Zipper
  • Perfume
  • Sugar
  • Wet cloth
  • Storage container
How to make lip balm with vaseline

1. DIY lip balm with vaseline

Using vaseline, you can make your own DIY lip balm and drink mix powder. Grab a drink mix powder in a fun shade, and mix it with a dollop of vaseline in a small bowl.

Making DIY lip balm with vaseline

Mix it really well until you tint the vaseline. Then, store it in a small container. 

Can you use vaseline on lips?

Then, just apply it to your lips using your finger whenever you need to!

DIY lip balm

This is such a fun and inexpensive beauty hack using vaseline. 

Applying vaseline to a stuck zipper

2. Unstick a zipper with vaseline

Another vaseline use is to unstick a zipper! Grab some vaseline, and put it on a Q-tip. Apply it above and below the zipper. 

How to fix a zipper with vaseline

Then, pull the zipper up and down. Keep applying vaseline until you have a really smooth up and down movement. 

Applying vaseline before perfume

3. Perfume vaseline hack

Vaseline can come in handy when applying perfume or any kind of fragrance.

Perfume vaseline hack

Applying a small amount of vaseline to the desired area and spraying the perfume onto the vaseline will hold the scent for much longer. 

Beauty hacks using vaseline

4. DIY lip scrub

Vaseline also makes a great lip scrub for those dry and cracked lips. Simply put a little dab of vaseline right on the palm of your hand. 

Mixing sugar with vaseline

Then, sprinkle some granulated sugar- the kind you have in your kitchen. Mix it all together with your finger. 

DIY lip scrub with vaseline

Then, rub it all over your lips. The sugar will act as an exfoliator, and the vaseline will help keep your lips moisturized. 

Wiping off the DIY lip scrub

Take a warm wet cloth and wipe it off!

Scuffed leather shoes

5. Buffing leather shoes 

Have a pair of scuffed leather shoes or maybe a scuffed leather handbag? 

Vaseline life hacks

Grab a little vaseline and a soft cloth and buff it out. You don’t need much at all; simply fill in and cover up that scuff mark. 

Buffing leather with vaseline

This vaseline life hack leaves your shoes or handbag looking fantastic and new. 

Applying vaseline as a highlighter

6. Using vaseline as a highlighter

Vaseline makes an excellent highlighter! Just dab a little on your finger and put it on the top of your cheekbones. You could also add it to the bridge of your nose or the top of your lip, anywhere you’d typically put a highlighter. 

Easy vaseline hacks and uses

This works really well in a pinch. 

Vaseline hacks

I hope you learned something new from this vaseline hacks tutorial! As you can see, vaseline helps in a lot of ways! If you have any other wonderful uses for vaseline, let me know in the comments below. 

Suggested materials:
  • Vaseline
  • Drink mix
  • Bowl
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