5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians

I doubt if there is any Nigerian who can live without Vaseline. It has saved us and would continue to save us both in good and bad times. In every Nigerian home, you must see this cream in some corner no matter how infrequent its usage is. Here are 5 times Vaseline has saved us.


Everyone remembers Vaseline during this dusty and dry season. It is the go to protector balm against cracked lips or heel. You take your bath and slab on some and you are good to go. If you meet 5 people on the road with shiny lips then about 3 of them used Vaseline.

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians

Shine your shoe

I do not know how this started. If maybe from laziness or someone had this amazing life hack idea but Vaseline can be used to shine your shoes. Just place a little quantity and clean with a soft dry cloth. We have all done this one way or another, in one timeline or another. Please do not try this with suede shoes.

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians



Heals cracked heels

If you have cracked heels,  am sure many of the advice you would be getting is to use Vaseline. Even though this sounds ridiculous it actually works and also makes the feet softer.  Rub a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night. Put on a pair of clean socks and go to sleep. The oils present in petroleum jelly helps to seal in the moisture, and it stays on the surface of the feet for longer hours than other water–based lotions, thus promoting quicker healing.

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians

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 Burns and cuts

Growing up, we were always playful and many times when we had a cut or burns from heat. The first thing that comes to your mind is to rub vaseline on it. And be honest it lways had this soothing feel to it. I do not know if this works 100 percent, but it has saved many Nigerians presumably.

Diaper rash

I am almost sure that modern mothers do not use this anymore or maybe they do. But growing up Vaseline was the go to for mother to help relieve their babies from the discomfort of diaper rash.

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians

Makes you  attractive

I know I said 5 but I cannot leave this out. Vaseline has made us look attractive in one way or the other. Those times when your parent decided you needed a hair cut change and you came back from the barber with gorimakpa or kodo. Clean skin cut. The next time you are going to school your head always shone brighter than normal. Vaseline at work. This often makes you head attractive for knocks and then you are always the exemplary student with the model hairstyle. Never mind the yabs from your friends.  lol.

5 Times Vaseline Saved Nigerians


There you have it, 5 times Vaseline petroleum jelly has saved Nigerians. Add more if you can remember in the comment section. Vaseline can also be used for beauty hacks like makeup remover, eye lashes growth enhance exfoliation etc.


Constance Onyeji - Jarret

Constance is a free spirit who roams the world with a paint brush and colors. She loves to read, is purpose driven and passionate about girl-child empowerment and Children with development disorders and is currently developing projects to help this cause. She enjoys a mind stimulating conversation and is always ready to eat fried yam and egg sauce.

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2 Responses

  1. Henry says:

    Erm … there is ONE more popular use for Vaseline™ that you didn’t discuss ….

  2. ifeoma says:

    I don’t think I can do without Vaseline, I’ve been battling with rough dry skin from my young age until someone introduced me to this product Vaseline, now I can boldly tell of one product that brought back my youthful skin. My major experience, I have very dry skin and wrinkles all over my body and it has bee a bigger insult because when I tell someone my age they first look at my skin, but now am ready to go no more dryness no more wrinkles thanks to Vaseline I have 100% trust in Vaseline.

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