Sunday, April 21, 2024

18 Uses For Baby Oil You Didn’t Know About (And That Have Nothing To Do With Babies)

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We all know that baby oil is essential for childcare. It acts as a moisturiser, keeps the baby’s skin soft. But many people have no idea that it is useful for adults too.

Baby oil can prove to be useful in several areas of life. Check out its top 18 uses below.

1. No more frostbites in winter

Frostbites occur frequently in winter. You can prevent them by applying baby oil to the exposed skin while going outside.

2. Remove makeup easily

It is often quite difficult to remove makeup, especially it has stayed on for a few hours. Easiest way is to apply baby oil and remove the makeup.
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3. Remove paint from hands easily

If you want to remove paint from your hands, just rub baby oil and then wash it vigorously and watch it disappear in no time.

4. East way to remove temporary tattoos

If you don’t want to keep your temporary tattoo, you can easily remove them by rubbing with a cloth drenched in few drops of baby oil
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5. Add oil to bubble bath

Next time you plan on doing a bubble bath, add a few drops of baby oil. Your skin will not feel prune-y but instead super smooth after the bath.

6. Remove gum from your hair without cutting it

Most people just cut their hair if they ever get gum stuck in their hair. However, an alternative solution is to apply oil, then remove the gum slowly after an hour. Do wash your hair properly afterwards.
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7. Make your cracked heels smooth again

Baby oil works great in healing cracked heels. Just rub oil on the affected parts daily and you should see positive results within a few days.

8. Untangle your precious necklace

Often, necklaces can get untangled, especially if they haven’t been worn for a long time. Just add one drop of baby oil and then use a toothpick to untangle it.
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9. Shaving

Use baby oil while shaving. It acts as a wonderful moisturizer and also prevents any cuts or bleeds.

10. Solve your stuck zipper problem

If you zipper seems to be stuck, just apply a few drops of baby oil and watch the zipper move smoothly again.
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11. Get rid of annoying squeaky door hinges

Squeaky door hinges can be really frustrating, but just apply a coat of baby oil, and the sound will vanish in an instant.

12. Home Manicure

Next time you plan on home manicure, massage oil around toes and nails. That will help you to remove any polish mistakes later.
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13. Conventional use for massages

Baby oil is not only brilliant as a massage oil for babies, but for adults as well.

14. Remove wax from ears using baby oil

Often, wax build-up in ears is difficult to remove and is quite painful. Baby oil can prove to be immensely helpful in that regard. You need to use a few drops of baby oil which will make the wax build-up soft, making it easier to remove. Don’t forget it to wash it out with warm after a week.
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15. Polish for wooden furniture

Baby oil can also be used as an effective polish for wooden furniture, to keep their shine and make them look new.

16. Baby oil as a primary ingredient in lip scrub

Want to create your own homemade lip scrub? Take a teaspoon of baby oil, along with half teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix them properly and then apply the mixture as a lip scrub nightly.
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17. No more soap scum in shower walls

Soap scum in the shower walls is a negative side effect of showing we all have to handle. Fortunately, you can bid goodbye to soap scum if you apply a thin coat of baby oil on the walls.

18. Use Baby Oil To Remove Band-Aids Easily

We all have experienced the pain of removing Band-Aids at some point of time. But you don’t need to worry about that any more, since baby oil can help you remove those easily. Just massage body oil on that area, keep it for an hour, and then slowly peel off the Band-Aid and watch it magically come off.


This shows how useful baby oil can be, even for adults. Which one do you think is the most useful?

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