Woman's Own / 20th March 1970
Well, I hope the Vaseline stays in the cupboard, because I was taught on my First Aid course that, despite what was thought previously, any sort of grease on a burn is a bad idea, as it keeps in heat, making the burn worse, and isn’t sterile, so could be an infection risk. This Wikipedia article is a good summary of the number of uses Vaseline was thought to be suitable for, some of which have been debunked. Vaseline can, of course, be very useful: just not on burns!
Everyman on 14 March 2010 @ 2pm
Peanut butter and petroleum jelly sandwiches taste horrible.