Recently, we shared with you the use of baby oil for beauty regimen. If you thought baby oil was meant only for nourishing baby soft skin and honing beauty, think again. This lovely moisturising oil is packed with power that goes beyond a beauty aid. Here are some multi-faceted ways to use baby oil, making it an integral part of your home and living.
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Mix baby oil with a few Dettol drops in a spray bottle. You will have a great mosquito repellent come up that’s safe for the little ones. Make sure to keep it away from their faces or hands in order to minimise risk.
Apply a dab of baby oil to a cotton cloth and use it to shine your fancy faucets to kids’ trophies to expensive goblets. A few drops of baby oil will make your expensive wooden furniture to stainless steel items and chrome shine just as effectively.
No more Tears during Dressing Removal
It’s a painful exercise when it’s time to peel off bandages. Fear not. Just apply a little baby oil on and around the dressing and they would slip off smoothly. Apply the same technique while removing Band-Aid glue too.
Cleaning of leather accessories
For shoe polish needs, we either go to a cobbler or rub sport shoe cleaner on them. There is a fantastic alternative in baby oil. All you need to do is pick a bottle of baby oil and clean your leather bags and shoes by rubbing the oil into them using a soft polishing cloth. Not only will this keep the leather supple, it will also act as a waterproofing agent.
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Clearing the scalp of lice is a huge task. While there are cosmetic methods available, why not use some effective home remedies for hair lice. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to baby oil and run it through your kids’ hair. This will help ward off those dreaded nits and head lice.
Ear Wax Removal
Facing ear-wax build-up in your ears? Ear buds might be just a temporary option. Tilt your head to one side and put in a couple of baby oil drops into your ears. Use a cotton swab afterwards to stop it running across your face. This is a good way to soften up the ear wax.
Peeling off Stickers
It’s a tiresome task getting the price stickers off the creams, lotions, perfumes, jars that we buy. Dab a bit of baby oil on the sticker pasted on the bottle or container and allow it to soak into the sticker. Then wipe it clean using a soft cloth and bingo the sticker will come out easily.
Kids and adults love to chew bubble gum. But it becomes quite difficult to remove the sticky goo from the faces and fingers. Instead of panicking, reach out for the bottle of baby oil. Pour a small amount of it on a tissue or paper towel and rub it directly on the goo. It will come right off.
Tackling noisy door hinges
It’s a tall task fixing noisy bed and door hinges. Just put in a bit of baby oil and see them open and close without the disturbing noise value.
Easing out stuck things
Once again use the same technique of applying baby oil to slip off a stuck ring. Or getting ‘sticky’ zippers slide up and down. Or, for that matter, easing out a necklace knot, before you’re about to head out for the evening. No more struggling to get your shoes on or for that matter your kids’. Just rub baby oil on the inside backs of stubborn shoes and watch your foot glide in smoothly.
Removal of latex paints
Getting latex paints and primers off your hands or feet is a tough job. Thankfully, baby oil helps ease out things. Pour a generous amount of baby oil on a cotton ball and scrub to remove latex paint from skin.
Baby oil home remedies are numerous. Moreover, it is non toxic and indeed effective for many cleaning jobs around the house. Why not adopt these methods today and make life simpler in the process.