Wednesday, March 27, 2013

9 Uses for Baby Oil

Lately I've needed to use baby oil quite a bit, so I thought I would share some of the ways we use it.

1. Removes Temporary Tattoos
Kids love temporary tattoos and so do some adults. You can get some elaborate ones at fairs, carnivals and amusement parks. They usually last a week or so. However, you're ready for the tattoo to be gone simply soak a cotton ball in baby oil and rub the tattoo away.

2. Removes Make Up
Pretty self explanatory. Put a little bit on a cotton ball and wipe the make up off. Be careful not to get it in your eyes.

3. Massage Oil
Sore and achy muscles always seem to feel better after a nice massage. Baby oil helps your hands slide easier and it moisturizes the skin at the same time.

4. Shaving
All out of shaving cream? Try using a bit of baby oil. It helps the razor slide across your skin with ease. It also is great for after shaving to help nourish dry skin especially in winter.

5. Treating Cradle Cap in Infants
My kids all had cradle cap when they were infants. I would put a small amount of baby oil in their hair prior to a bath and then use a fine tooth comb to remove it. Usually had to do this a little at a time or their head may become red and sore. Wash the baby oil out afterwards.

6. Clean Glass Shower Doors
This works great for cleaning glass shower doors. Put some baby oil on a wash cloth and rub in circles on the inside of the shower doors. They will become crystal clear and it is much cheaper than name brand shower cleaner.

7. Crayons off Painted Walls
If you have kids you know that they sometimes draw in the most inappropriate places. Mine drew all over their bedroom walls. I tried everything and found that baby oil works the best to get the crayon off. Then I followed up with soapy water to get the oil off. Looked like new when I was done.

8. Squeaky Door Hinges and Stuck Windows
A small amount of baby oil on door hinges will help them stop squeaking. It will help windows open and close easier when applied to the sides.

9. Lubricate Keyholes
If you've ever had a key that doesn't want to turn properly or gets stuck. Wipe the key down in oil and then try to open the lock a couple times. This helps lubricate the mechanisms in the lock.

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