Petroleum-Free Jelly Uses.
Whether you call it petroleum jelly or Vaseline, the stuff is toxic. Here’s what Dr. Oz says:
Petroleum jelly is a byproduct of oil drilling, and when you spread it on your lips, you end up eating it, which is essentially the same as drinking gasoline. Add up the amount of lip-gloss the average woman uses (and consumes) over a decade, and it equals 7 pounds.
The European Union has banned many petroleum jelly products, and experts are concerned they could be linked to cancer. Women with breast cancer have twice the levels of hydrocarbons (substances found in petroleum jelly) in their breasts than women who haven’t had breast cancer.
Steer clear of any products that list petroleum jelly or mineral oil on the ingredient list. – Dr. Oz
Instead of using this stuff, here is an alternative – Homemade Non-Petroleum Jelly. It’s easy, a million times better for you, and there are so many ways that you can use it!
- Rub petroleum-free jelly on the outside of your Halloween pumpkin to keep it from rotting.
- Put a coat of petroleum-free jelly on your feet at night, cover them with socks and you will have softer feet in the morning!
- Help prevent diaper rash by applying a thin coat of petroleum-free jelly to a baby’s bottom.
- Use petroleum-free jelly on your knees and elbows to prevent dryness.
- Remove watermarks on wood by applying petroleum-free jelly and letting it sit overnight. In the morning, wipe away.
- Use with your lipstick to create a cream blush for your cheeks.
- Keep shampoo from getting in baby’s eyes by rubbing a line of petroleum-free jelly above the eyebrows (this will make the shampoo run off to the side).
- Tame your unruly eyebrows with a bit of petroleum-free jelly.
- Rub a bit of petroleum-free jelly around your hairline when applying hair dye.
- If you have a squeaky hinge, dab some petroleum-free jelly on it.
- Use a tiny dab on your shoes and bags for instant shine.
- Lengthen the life of perfume by first applying a bit of petroleum-free jelly to your skin.
- Rub petroleum-free jelly on the neck of your nail polish bottles and they won’t get stuck to the caps.
- Use a touch of petroleum-free jelly mixed with powder eyeshadow pigment to make new colors.
- Rub a bit of petroleum-free jelly on your pets’ paws if they have cracked pads.
- Make your lotion last longer by mixing it with petroleum-free jelly.
- Remove chewing gum from hair by applying petroleum-free jelly. Rub it around until the gum eventually slides right out.
- Use petroleum-free jelly as a clear mascara (it will still give you volume).
- Make a flavoured lip gloss by combining petroleum-free jelly with a bit of powered Kool-aid.
- Mix with sugar or salt and use as an exfoliating scrub.
- Put a bit of petroleum-free jelly on your lips, scrub gently with a toothbrush and wipe clean.
- Massage into your cuticles to prevent drying.
- Apply petroleum-free jelly to your teeth before applying lipstick to prevent that lipstick from sticking to your teeth.
This jelly can be used to a ton of different things – it really is a fantastic, versatile product (and it’s really not that expensive, either!). Just steer clear of the petroleum-based stuff.