When you think of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, do you think of your grandmother or mother like I do? While growing up, Vaseline was the answer to absolutely all skin ailments. We used it as a daily moisturizer, lip balm and scar treatment. I can almost still hear my mom’s voice “faka e’Vaseline”, which simply translates to “just apply Vaseline” haha.
The older I get, the more I become just like the women who raised me, I send Lesedi to school with a pocket-size Vaseline, because he has inherited my dry skin and I give Khumo a massage after her bath and then use a thick layer in her nappy to prevent nappy rash. Without proper skin care, the simplest skin conditions can turn into serious issues that make it difficult to do everyday tasks, like take care of your children. It’s just one of those things we take for granted isn’t it?
The harsh winter might have done some damage to your skin. Although you and I may be able to afford dermatologists and other specialists, the reality in South Africa is that there is only one dermatologist for every 3-4 million people in the public sector.
That’s where the Vaseline Healing Project, a partnership with Direct Relief medical aid, has stepped in to try and bridge the gap to empower communities. Through this project, nurses across the country are receiving the correct equipment, products and training to properly diagnose and treat skin problems, with the mission to help restore the skin of 5 million people living in vulnerable conditions by 2020.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has 101 different uses; here are my top 15 uses:
Results of my Vaseline cuticle treatment:
Vaseline is the number 1 skin care brand in South Africa, so much so that in our family, other moisturisers and jellies are also called Vaseline. I always have a good laugh when I hear that.
What do you use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for in your household?
Leave me a comment below and you could win a Vaseline Petroleum Jelly hamper. Because Vaseline provides dermatological training to student nurses and donates First Aid Kits, I’ll throw in one of their Kits in addition to:
- 1 x 450ml Original Petroleum Jelly
- 1 x 250ml Vitamin E Petroleum Jelly
- 1 x 250ml Germ Safe Petroleum Jelly
- 1 x 250ml Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly
- 1 x 250ml Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly
- 1 x 250ml Men Petroleum Jelly
How to get bonus entries:
Tweet or Post the following: “Stand to win a Vaseline PJ family hamper with @modernzulumom here http://goo.gl/UO7TMR“
You can also tag me in your Instagram posts, I would love to see pictures of how you use Vaseline. Tag @modernzulumom on Instagram
Entries close on Wednesday 24 August 2016 (edit: extended to 30 August 2016).
Winners will be notified by email
Prizes are not transferable/negotiable and may not be exchanged for cash
This giveaway is open to South African residents only