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!