Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – The Great Lash Conditioner

Vaseline may be used for so many things and one of the ways that I found that Vaseline may be used for is conditioning eyelashes.

When I was younger, there was someone that I knew that had very long eyelashes. They were long, lush, conditioned, and they’d a natural curl to them. It looked like she was wearing mascara, but she wasn’t. Her eyelashes were so long and I mean really long. I watched her one day and before she’d go to sleep at night, she applied something from a jar to her eyelashes and to my surprise, it was Vaseline. She also put Vaseline on her eyelashes in the daytime as well.

It really was incredible to me that she did not use any mascara. We were both in our teen years at the time and as most teens like to do, we enjoyed trying new things. Actually, I do not know how “new” it was to apply Vaseline to eyelashes, but she must’ve found out that putting Vaseline on her eyelashes was doing something really remarkable to them.

In 1870, Cheseborough opened his first factory in Brooklyn,, under the brand name “Vaseline”. Vaseline is a trademark reference to petroleum jelly. Vaseline is a brand by Unilever and is a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin, and microcrystalline waxes.

Now, as the years have gone by, the girl that I mentioned previously has apparently stopped employing Vaseline and has switched to employing mascara. Needless to say her lashes do not look the same as they did years ago. They aren’t as lush as they used to be and they also appear to be shorter and dryer, even though they still have a slight curve to them. Her lashes do not look the same, could it be that she stopped employing Vaseline? I should have inquired her if she was still employing Vaseline on her lashes, but I didn’t.

I really believe the reason that her eyelashes looked so long, lush, and appealing, was because of the application of Vaseline. You see, many types of mascara tend to dry out the eyelashes; just as different hair products can dry out the hair shaft. You need to put moisture back into hair that grows from your scalp and you also need the same moisture and conditioning treatment for your eyelashes.

I really want to make it clear that I do not use Vaseline on my lashes. I did try it a long time ago, but I never really kept it up. I decided to use mascara instead. Now that some years have gone by, I’ve been thinking about employing some good old fashioned Vaseline on my lashes. Would it help my lashes look long, lush, and conditioned like the lashes of the person that inspired me many years ago? I’m willing to take that chance and find out for myself.

What about you? Would you like to take the Vaseline plunge? The plunge to longer, softer, conditioned, and lush looking eyelashes is just a step away with a gorgeous jar of Vaseline.

Vaseline comes in various sizes – 1.75 oz.  To 13 oz.  And ranges in price from $1.92 to $4.99. You can find Vaseline at many drug stores, grocery stores, and online stores.