Petroleum Balm is often referred to (in the UK) by the trade name Vaseline. Vaseline, is a brand (owned by Unilever) & the product itself is called Petroleum Balm or Petroleum Jelly.
which are obtained from Petroleum.
There are a number of different brands which offer Petroleum Jelly, I use Superdrug's little pink tin & I have previously used their little green tin. Unlike Unilever's Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline), Superdrug do not test on animals, are BUAV approved & are considerably cheaper.
Superdrug offer 4 little tins
the little blue tin - original
the little green tin - alo vera
the little pink tin - spf15
the little red tin - strawberry
So what can we use it for?
I haven't tried all of these, however I highly recommend carrying one of these little tins in your hand/cosmetics bag because you never know when you might need it... A point to remember is not to cross contaminate, unless in an emergency, because obviously bodies carry bugs.
✿ Moisturises, softens & soothes dry & cracked lips
✿ Softens cuticles
✿ Tames & keeps eyebrows in place
✿ Conditions eyelashes
✿ Apply under eyeshadow to intensify colour
✿ Mix with lipstick to create a lipgloss
✿ Mix with salt or sugar to create an exfoliator
✿ Moisturises dry skin patches & acts as a barrier against chaffing
✿ Apply to perfume points can prolong scents
✿ Protects the skin from adverse weather conditions
✿ Lubricates earlobes, easing the insertion of earrings & stretching tapers
✿ Apply to feet & cover with socks for an overnight intensive moisture treatment
✿ Apply to dry skin before fake tan to reduce streaks & uneven colour
✿ Acts as a barrier to prevent hair dye from staining your skin
✿ Apply to clean skin grazes to protect against germs & minimise the risk of scarring
If you've got any suggestions, I'd love to hear from you!