Petroleum Jelly Uses
The many uses of Petroleum Jelly
Back in the Old Wild West, petroleum jelly emerged with the trade name, “Vaseline.” It has remained unchanged for over 120 years because it’s one of those all-purpose, handy-dandy products that cowboys and homeowners have found handy for everything from softening saddles to preventing rust on tools, guns and metal things of all kinds. Rub a little on your hands and you’ve got an invisible glove of sorts that makes dirty, messy cleanups a breeze. Rub some on your face and you’ve got a shiny look that protects your mug from spattering paint when you add a coat to the ranch house. Rub a little on any kind of threads — from nuts and bolts to screws — for easy-on-or-off or in-and-out, and to prevent corrosion and make seals watertight. Experiment a tad and you’ll find even more uses for petroleum jelly.