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Benefits & Uses of Baby Oil


On my last post I mentioned some ways to help relieve from cold symptoms, and of course one of the seasons most annoying problems; dry skin & chapped lips. Cynthia asked me what I thought about using Baby Oil for dry hands, and I have to agree, it’s a good idea. This post is all about the benefits of Baby Oil, which I absolutely LOVE! So thanks Cynthia for the inspiration.

Of course baby oil is most known for it’s benefits on baby’s skin, you can use it for your makeup and beauty needs as well. Use it as an eye makeup remover; the gentle formula removes eye makeup gently without burn in case it does get into your eyes. Fabulous! And plus, it softens the skin around your eyes, which is very delicate.

If you’re an at home waxer like I am, I usually get rid of the Benzocaine or Azulene in my wax pack, and use Baby Oil to remove excess wax on my skin (or sometimes the sink, haha). If you’re a new waxer, you may be prone to mild irritation or redness after waxing. By applying some Baby Oil with a soft cotton ball, you’ll soothe skin too.

For dry skin I recommend using baby oil before you dry off when getting out of the shower. If you’re going to do this make sure to stand outside the tub to avoid slipping as the oil will make the tub very slippery. Apply oil to dry skin while you’re still wet and as you dry, the moisture from your skin will suck up the oil and the towel will help to rub it in. It also works lovely for windburn, during the windy winter months.

Check Out These Household Uses
Use a straight pin & a dab of Baby Oil to untangle necklaces.
Use to quiet squeaky door and cabinet hinges.
Apply to leather bags and shoes to keep them soft.
GREEN ALERT: Mix with lemon juice in a spray bottle to polish furniture!!

And for more Green/DIY tips, I check out DIY Life which has amazing recipes for making things at home. Frugal, safe, and fun!

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16 Comments on Benefits & Uses of Baby Oil

  1. Shellie
    November 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Heck yeah, I love all the Johnson line of baby products! Smell & feel so good!

  2. Jenn~
    November 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Hey there.. I know it’s been awhile! XD I always use oil when I get out of the shower.. love the tips! The untangling necklaces will surely come in handy. :3

  3. Tiffany
    November 8, 2008 at 4:39 pm (5 years ago)

    I knew about it for removing makeup and it soothing your skin and what not… but the waxing thing I never really thought about. Haha, yay for multi-uses of baby oil. :)

  4. Lauren
    November 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I have never used baby oil before. I usually just use Vaseline for dry skin. I will have to get some.

  5. Amy
    November 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm (5 years ago)

    I love baby oil, it’s good for so many things! My mom used to use it on my sister because her scalp would get really dry so she would use baby oil then wash it like normal

  6. Rosie
    November 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I haven’t used Baby Oil in years, mmmm think I’m going to go buy some.

  7. Bella
    November 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm (5 years ago)

    My skin gets ridiculously dry during winter.
    I’ve never thought of using baby oil.
    Thanks for the tips!

  8. Felisa
    November 11, 2008 at 12:11 am (5 years ago)

    I love baby oil! I have really curly hair and my mom used to use it on my hair as some kind of serum. Or, sometimes, she would put lots of oil in my hair and wrap it in a towel for about 30 minutes before I showered. It’s her version of hot oil :P

  9. Melinda
    November 11, 2008 at 1:41 am (5 years ago)

    Ohhh I’m so glad to see this!
    If you use baby oil to remove eye makeup, does it leave any residue behind? I am admittedly lazy about my makeup and usually just use foundation and mascara, but lately I’ve been thinking about adding some eye liner/shadow to accent my eyes. Obviously though, I’d have to be even more diligent about taking off my eye makeup, which I’m not perfect about.

    Also, what brand of wax do you use? Hot wax or cold wax? Sugar wax or, uh, wax-wax? I’ve been using Veet but not yet sure if I like it or not. Given my genetic tendency to fair skin and dark hair, waxing is basically my best option… so I’ve been searching for the “perfect” wax for quite awhile now.

  10. cyn
    November 11, 2008 at 11:58 am (5 years ago)

    i love baby oil. when i heard about it being good for removing eye make up, i had thoughts of running out to the store and picking up some… i haven’t yet. my friend used to use it as suntan lotion. i didn’t get why. it has no protection. lol!

  11. Jennifer
    November 13, 2008 at 2:49 am (5 years ago)

    I. Love. Baby. Oil. There are so many things you can do with it. I put it on my lower legs in the summer when I’m tanner. It’s no wonder the bottle it comes in is huge. There are like 50,000,000,000,000+++ things you can do with it!

  12. Rebecca
    November 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm (5 years ago)

    o wow! i didn’t know baby oil had so many uses for beauty… duly noted, will buy some today! thanks for the tip :D

  13. Trent
    November 14, 2008 at 2:32 am (5 years ago)

    Great tip, especially for black chicks!

  14. Belinda
    November 14, 2008 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Great tips, I might just have to purchase a bottle.

    I think Johnson and Johnson are just great. I think Baby shampoo is the best shampoo out there.

  15. Sandra
    November 15, 2008 at 8:15 am (5 years ago)

    Wow, I didn’t know baby oil could beuse for al those things. I really should try it.

  16. nike soccer cleats
    August 12, 2011 at 5:24 am (2 years ago)

    Of course baby oil is most known for it’s benefits on baby’s skin, you can use it for your makeup and beauty needs as well