Uses for Jell-O


The gelatin in Jell-O works great for strengthening brittle fingernails. Simply mix enough Jell-O powder with water to make a paste. Then apply the paste to nails using a Q-Tip. This will help nails grow longer and stronger. You might want to use lighter colors because darker colors will color your nails. Unless of coarse, that is the look that you are going for. Then feel free to use any one of the 25 different colors of Jell-o that is available.

Foot Deodorizer

While it might sound strange, sticking your feet in ready-made Jell-O for approximately 20 minutes will eliminate foot odor. The flavor and color choice is up to you, but it is probably better to stick with a lighter color to ensure you don’t dye your feet a color like red or purple.

Hair Dye – Coloring

Jell-o makes a great temporary hair dye. It is safe and easy on hair, washes out easily and you have a lot of fun colors to choose from. Simply mix one or two boxes of Jell-o with water or hair conditioner until you have a paste like substance, (sort of like the consistency of mayonnaise) then apply to hair. Let is sit for at least 4 hours (the longer the better) then wash out. (Be sure to put Vaseline around hair line to avoid dying skin.) It will usually last through 4 or 5 shampoos – sometimes longer for lighter hair or shorter for darker hair.

Hair Gel

Jell-o works great in a pinch as a hair gel. Just rub a tiny amount of ready-made Jell-o through your hair and style as usual. You can also dissolve a teaspoon of Jell-o powder in a cup of warm water and use that as a gel if you don’t have Jell-o that is already made.

Ice Packs

Jell-O makes excellent ice packs because it molds so easily around wounded areas. Simply prepare the Jello according to the directions on the box, then let it cool long enough to be able to be poured into a Ziploc bag. Fill the bag until it is ¾ full and be sure to seal the bag securely before placing it into the freezer. After use, when the Jell-O begins to melt – simply throw it back into the freezer to reuse again and again.

Jell-O Shots

Nothing spices up a party quite like Jell-O shots!!! Quick and easy to make, simply select the Jell-o flavor that you want to use. Follow the directions on the Jell-o package but substitute ½ of the cold water with the alcohol of your choice (usually Vodka or Rum). Pour mixture into the shot glasses or cups that you want to serve it in and place in the refrigerator until it gels.

Nose Bleeds

You can help stop nosebleeds by placing one tablespoon of any flavor Jell-O Powder on your tongue and pressing it up against the roof of your mouth until it slowly dissolves.


You can make a great do-it-yourself play dough by combining 1 cup of white flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 cup of warm water and one 3 oz ounce package of Jell-o. (The color and scent of coarse depends on your preference.) Combine ingredients and heat in a teflon coated saucepan until it becomes thick enough to play with. Then take out and let cool.

Sugar Cookies

Add a touch of flavor and color to your favorite sugar cookies by mixing Jell-O powder in your sugar cookie recipe. Follow up by rolling them in granulated sugar to make them sparkle.

Vomiting, Diarrhea or Upset Stomach

Jell-O is one of the gentlest foods you can eat after a bout of vomiting or if you have an upset stomach. It is easily digestible and easy on your stomach until you are able to eat regular food again.

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