Alternative Baby Oil UsesEveryone knows that baby oil is a wonderful product to use on babies of all ages. These great oils moisturize their skin but won’t irritate their skin in any way because they are usually made of gentler, more organic materials. But, it may come as a surprise that baby oil can be used for many other purposes. It turns out that it is quite a useful thing to have around the house – even if you don’t have a baby around the house.
Moisturizing dry or sensitive skin
Baby oil is naturally good on a person’s skin – not just babies. Many people that have sensitive skin or especially dry skin due to various conditions often find this product especially useful as a moisturizer. Psoriasis can make your skin especially dry and sensitive because it peels and cracks so much. Baby oil, when applied, won’t sting or burn, but can still keep your skin healthy. Of course, you will still have to continue using medicines prescribed to you for this skin condition as well.
Some people find that their skin is especially sensitive to moisturizers of all kinds. The synthetic materials in them harm their skin the same way they would harm a baby’s skin. Because baby oil is created especially to be super easy on the skin, it will not irritate the skin of these people, either.
In addition, baby oil also has another use for people that have sensitive skin. They can shave with it as well. It won’t irritate their skin during the shaving process as many different products do – sometimes even those that claim to be especially gentle on the skin. Baby oil will protect the skin from razor burn as well; so many people find it a much better alternative to soap, shaving lotion or shaving gel.
Take off makeup
There is one more use for baby oil on your body. If you wear makeup, you know that the instructions for makeup removers of all kinds specifically say not to put them near your eyes. And if you have ignored this rule and gotten any of these chemicals in your eye, you know exactly why. It burns! But baby oil can take off your eye makeup. Even if you accidentally get it in your eyes, it won’t burn. And it does a great job taking off your makeup as well.
But, baby oil isn’t just used for your body. Baby oil can be used around the house in a variety of ways, too. For example, if you have shoes, a patent leather bag, or a shiny dress belt that has gotten scuffed or just dirty, just rub it down with some baby oil. Put a little baby oil onto a rag or paper towel and rub it in circular motions all over the piece to polish it. As soon as you are done, your shoes, bag or belt will be as good as new.
Polishing around the house
Baby oil can also be a very useful cleaning product. In addition to polishing leather accessories, it can polish furniture that has smooth leather as well. If your leather seats in your car get scuffed, you can apply a little baby oil and the scuff or dirt will become a lot less noticeable. It virtually polishes any form of heard, shiny leather that you can think of.
And, it polishes other materials as well. If you have finished wood furniture that just needs a little shine, wipe it down with some baby oil on a cloth and watch your furniture be transformed from something a little dreary and bland to a sparkling new piece.
Stainless steel and chrome are also materials that baby oil can polish effectively. If you want to sparkle up your stainless steel refrigerator, just wipe it down with a little baby oil. Or, if you have rims on your car that you want to shine to their full potential, keep a little baby oil in your car wash kit and when you are all done with your wash, wipe them down with a little of this and watch them shine. They will be blinding.
Slippery and useful
Baby oil is, of course, oil. And oil is slippery, which brings about the last potential use of this incredibly useful material. If you have tangled necklaces in your jewelry box and want to wear one, instead of spending a ton of time trying to get them all apart, drop a little baby oil on them. Don’t put too much or your hands will be a slippery mess. But, you can easily untangle them.
This same concept works for zippers, too. If you have a stuck zipper that just doesn’t like to go up or down, you can still wear the super cute jeans that it belongs on. Just put a little baby oil on the zipper, pull it up and down a few times, and you are good to go.
Baby oil has a ton of other uses around the home and on you as well. You can use this for almost anything. Who says baby oil is just for babies, anyway?