Sure you can use lip balm to keep your lips smooth and unchapped, but did you realize there’s more uses for it?

Protect Your Face

Rub some lip balm on your face for a great barrier between your skin and whatever you want to protect it from — whether it be wind or hair dye.

Remove a stuck ring

No need to pull and tug on your finger to try to remove that stuck ring. Just coat the finger with lip balm and gently wriggle the ring loose.

Groom wild eyebrows

Use lip balm as a styling wax to groom unruly mustaches, eyebrows, or other wild hairs.

Zap bleeding from shaving cuts

You just cut yourself shaving and you’ve no time to spare. Just dab a bit of lip balm directly onto the nick

and the bleeding from most shaving cuts will quickly stop.

Lubricate a zipper

Rub a small amount of lip balm up and down the teeth of a sticky or stuck zipper. Then zip and unzip it a few times. The lip balm will act as a lubricant to make the zipper work smoothly.

Make pounding nails easier

Rub some lip balm over nails and screws being drilled or pounded into wood. The lip balm will help them slide in a little easier.

Keep a lightbulb from sticking

Outdoor lightbulbs, which are exposed to the elements, often get stuck in place and become hard to remove. Before screwing a lightbulb into an outdoor socket, coat the threads on the bulb with lip balm. This will prevent sticking and make removal easier.

Make drawers slide easier

Apply lip balm to the tracks of drawers and windows, or to the ridges on a medicine cabinet, for easier

opening and shutting.

Shine your shoes

Rub a bit of lip balm on your shoes and buff with a dry washcloth for a quick and easy shoe shine.

Keep your shoes tied

Coat the part of the shoestring that you loop with lip balm to keep them from coming undone.