Vaseline, also called petroleum jelly, is allowed on planes. But, it is considered a liquid, so you have to follow the TSA’s restrictions on liquids in carry-on bags.
Here is the TSA’s official liquid rule:
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
As for packing vaseline in your checked bags, there is no limit to how much you can bring, as long as you don’t exceed the weight limit that the airline sets for your bags.
If you are worried about the weight of your luggage, there are a few great ways to weigh your luggage.
The next section explains how to ensure that your vaseline is packed safely.
How to Pack Vaseline Gel for Travel?
When you pack vaseline for travel, you want to keep it in a sealed container. While it is not completely liquid, so it will not necessarily spill, you do not want the container with your vaseline to open and get on any of your belongings.
Vaseline usually comes in a sealed container when you buy it. You can then add an extra layer of protection by placing the container in a zipped bag.
An extra bag will protect everything else in your bag in case your vaseline container opens up in your bag. This packing method is a great way to pack all of your liquids to protect the rest of your belongings in case anything spills.
If you want more information on protecting your luggage when you fly, read about how to fly safely with your bags here.
Is Vaseline Classed as a Liquid on a Plane?
Yes, vaseline is classified as a gel liquid, which means you must follow their liquid rules when you bring vaseline in your carry-on bags.
Any bags you carry onto the plane can’t have any containers of liquid or jelly over 3.4 ounces. You can find the full list of liquids and gels on the TSA’s “What Can I Bring?” List.
If you are bringing vaseline in your carry-on bag, you can find travel-size containers of vaseline at most stores, just like how you can find travel-size shampoo, body wash, and other toiletries.
Uses for Vaseline When Traveling
Vaseline is a great item to bring on a plane because it can help keep your skin and lips moist. Planes are infamous for drying out your skin, so if you are on a long flight, use vaseline before, during, and after your flight to prevent dry skin.
Another great use for vaseline is to soothe pain from blisters. Travel can be hard on your body, especially if you spend a lot of time walking around the place you are visiting. If you end up with blisters on your feet or any other injuries like cuts, you can use vaseline to ease your pain.
Finally, you can use vaseline as a makeup remover, saving space in your bag because it eliminates something else you would normally have to pack. And, it is better for the environment than using a traditional, single-use makeup remover like wipes or cotton balls.