11 Unusual Uses for Baby Oil*
Baby oil is not just for babies anymore. Besides being a tiny tot staple, baby oil has some unusual household uses.
- If you have been caught red handed (or yellow handed or Marsala handed) remedy the situation with baby oil, which easily and gently removes latex paint from skin.
- Stay warm on a cold day. Before you leave your warm cocoon, rub baby oil on your skin. It will cause your pores to close up and encourage your body’s natural insulation.
- Shine up wooden furniture by rubbing in a little bit of baby oil with a clean cloth.
- Forget asking your kids if they want you to go slowly or just rip off the bandage. Rub a little baby oil over a stubborn band aid, and it will peel right off, pain free.
- Clean and waterproof leather boots, handbags and furniture with baby oil. It will also keep the leather supple and prevent cracking with zero harsh chemicals.
- Clean up the car’s plastic dashboard and make cracks disappear with the use of baby oil.
- When your necklace is all tied up in knots, add a drop of baby oil to the snarl and get it all sorted out quickly.
- Smooth the way for a stuck zipper by applying baby oil on both sides of the zipper using a cotton swab.
- Buff up your stainless steel appliances. Fingerprints will disappear and the surfaces will shine like new.
- Sticky shredder? Pour a few drops of baby oil on a piece of paper and then shred it. The baby oil will lubricate the shredder and get everything working smoothly again.
- Remove soap scum and create a barrier against mold when you add some baby oil to your shower door or shower curtain.
*No babies were harmed in the making of this article.
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