Hi itchy4! Ah yes, I hear you. Athough, I am talking about 100% straight glycerine, non-diluted. If you think glycerine cream makes your skin feel hot, you should see what the hard stuff feels like.
Vaseline is the best, it was my old stand-by until I eventually became allergic to it [believe it or not!], so you won't hear any arguments there from me. If I could use it again now I would be so happy. Have you tried Cerave cream, though? It's a glycerine based cream [but very mild] with ceramides, fairly new, over the counter. Atopic skin has been known for a couple of decades to have ceramide defficiency, and this Cerave stuff really helps a lot, it has become a vaseline replacement for me, and my skin is about as good as it was with vaseline, maybe even better [although if I could use BOTH then I could get this damn skin REALLY hydrated! hehe]. And Cerave is non-greasy!
Note: Cerave does have very small amount of petrolatum in it.