5 Things To Do with Baby Oil

Baby oil is great for soothing skin, but it’s also useful to have around for household tasks. Here are five ways to put baby oil to extra use.

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Baby oil can be used to polish a stainless steel sink.

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1. Remove a Bandaid

You can eliminate-or at least significantly lessen-the 'ouch' factor, and subsequent tears, when removing a child's bandaid by first rubbing some baby oil into the adhesive parts on top and around the edges. If you see the bandaid working loose, let the child finish the job to help them overcome their fear. Adults who have sensitive skin may also want to try this.


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2. Get Scratches Off Dashboard Plastic

Just a few drops of baby oil applied with a soft cloth can add new life to an old leather bag or pair of patent-leather shoes. Don't forget to wipe away any oil remaining on the leather when you're done.


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3. Shine Stainless Steel Sinks and Chrome Trim

Pamper your dull-looking stainless steel sinks by rubbing them down with a few drops of baby oil on a soft, clean cloth. Rub dry with a towel and repeat if necessary. This is also a terrific way to remove stains on the chrome trim of your kitchen appliances and bathroom features.


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4. Buff Up Golf Clubs

Don't waste money on fancy cleaning kits for your chrome-plated, carbon-steel golf club heads. Just keep a small bottle filled with baby oil in your golf bag along with a cloth or towel. Dab a few drops of oil on the cloth and polish the head of your club after each round of golf.

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5. Make Your Own Bath Oil

Do you have a favourite perfume or cologne? You can literally bathe in it by making your own scented bath oil. Simply add a few drops of your scent of choice to a 1/4 cup of baby oil in a small plastic bottle. Shake well and add it to your bath.


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