18 Different Ways You Can Use Baby Oil For Health, Beauty, And Household Purposes

Baby oil is actually a type of mineral oil. Mineral oils can refer to a wide range of colorless, odorless mixtures of alkanes formed as a by-product of refining crude oil into gasoline and other petroleum products. Of all the mineral oils, baby oil is probably the most well-known.

Here are 18 other uses for it that you may not have thought of.

1. A thin layer of baby oil on your face can help prevent frostbite in the winter time.
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2. Instead of nasty chemical cleansers, use baby oil to remove eye makeup.
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3. Got paint all over you/your clothes? I got two words for ya: Baby. Oil.
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4. Kids got a temporary tattoo that you’d like to make even more temporary? Baby oil will wipe it away in a flash.
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5. Make your skin silky smooth by adding a little baby oil to your next bath.
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6. Getting gum in your hair is the worst, but applying baby oil to the affected area makes it much easier to remove. Be sure to wash your hair afterwards.
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7. If you’ve got cracked heels, rub baby oil on them regularly to get them back to being as smooth as – yep, you guessed it – a baby’s!
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8. Use a small drop of baby oil and a toothpick to help loosen up tangled jewelry.
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9. Ladies (and men who love to swim): avoid nicks and cuts while shaving your legs by using baby oil. As a bonus, your skin will be smooth and supple afterwards.
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10. Stuck zipper? Baby oil.
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11. Squeaky door? Baby oil!
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Baby oil is like Frank’s Red Hot: I put that **** on everything.

12. A little baby oil around the ends of your nails before you paint them makes cleanup much easier when you’re done.
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13. Naturally, you could use baby oil to massage adults too. Why should babies have all the fun?
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14. A few drops of baby oil poured into your ear canal can help soften up the ear wax. Learn more about this process here.
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15. As with many other oils, baby oil will also restore the sheen to your wooden furniture but with the added bonus of making it smell really nice too.
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16. Mix one teaspoon of baby oil with half a teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice to make a homemade lip scrub suitable for daily use.
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17. Baby oil on the walls of your shower helps eliminate the formation of soap scum. I just scrubbed out my shower yesterday, where has this knowledge been all my life?
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18. Applying a little baby oil to a band-aid helps make it easier and less painful to remove.
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