I don’t know about you, but I have tubes and tubes of lip balm all around my home and office. I’ve got four tubes in my night stand, two in my desk drawer and two in the car; not to mention the three tubes in my pocket-book.
I didn’t buy them all but rather got most of them in a variety of goodie bags at several local women’s events. Good goodie bag idea, but who needs 11 tubes?
Well, don’t throw them away just yet!
11 Unusual Uses For Lip Balm
For some of these uses, you’ll want to make sure you use the unflavored, uncolored variety.
If you’re a ski buff and hate wearing a ski mask, try rubbing your face with lip balm before you hit the slopes. The balm will protect your skin from windburn.
Cuticle Cream Substitute
Feel a hangnail coming on? Before it does, try rubbing lip balm into your cuticle. It will soften them and prevent nasty hang nails.
Remove A Stuck Ring
Ring too tight? No need to yank or pull. Coat the finger with lip balm then gently wriggle the ring loose.
Got Wild Eyebrows?
Lip balm makes an excellent styling was to groom unruly eyebrows, mustaches, and other wild hair.
Protect Your Pets Paws
Ice, snow and ice melt can all do damage to your pets sensitive paws. Put a coat of lip balm on your pets paws before they head out the door to protect them from the winter elements.
Lubricate the tracks of drawers, windows, sliding doors, or the ridges on a medicine cabinet for easier opening and closing.
Keep An Outdoor Light Bulb from Sticking
Outdoor light bulbs are exposed to the elements often resulting in hard to remove bulbs. Before screwing a light bulb into an outdoor socket, coat the threads of the bulb with some lip balm. This will make removal easier.
Zap Bleeding Cuts
Stop those nasty nicks you get from shaving by dabbing a little lip balm on them. Almost any shaving cut will quickly stop using this method.
Stop Home Coloring Mess
If you like to color your hair but hate how it dyes your skin leaving a discoloration for days, try putting lip balm on your skin around the hairline. The color won’t be able to stick or penetrate the lip balm.
Lubricate a Zipper
Rub some lip balm on the teeth of a sticky or stuck zipper. The lip balm will act as a lubricant to make the zipper work more smoothly.
Nail It With Ease
Rub nails and screws with lip balm before drilling or hammering them into the wood; it will prevent the wood from splitting and will make them slide easier.