5 Things To Do with Bath Oil
Fragrant oils are a part of every culture in every era from the Egyptians to the Native American. Our modern version are the perfumed bath oils we to reduce stress. Take the bath oil out of the bathroom and let it soothe other stressful situations like a dreary car, filthy hands or scuffed handbag.
Did You Know?
We’ve been using perfumed body oils since the Stone Age! Neolithic people where the first to mix seed oils with fragrant plants.
1. Revitalize Vinyl Upholstery
Give your car’s dreary-looking vinyl upholstery a makeover by using a small amount of bath oil on a soft cloth to wipe down the seats, dashboard, armrests and other surfaces. Polish with a clean cloth to remove any excess oil. As an added bonus, a scented bath oil will make the interior smell better, too.
2. Pry Apart Stuck Drinking Glasses
When moisture seeps in between stacked glasses, separating them can get mighty tough-not to mention dangerous. But you can break the seal by applying a few drops of bath oil along the sides of the glasses. Give the oil a few minutes to work its way down, then simply slide your glasses apart.
3. Use as a Spa Treatment
Heat ½ cup of bath oil mixed with ½ cup of water on high in your microwave for 30 seconds. Place the solution in a deep bowl and soak your fingers or toes in it for 10 to 15 minutes to soften cuticles or calluses. After drying, use a pumice stone to smooth over calluses or a file to push down cuticles. Follow up by rubbing in hand cream until it is fully absorbed.
4. Remove Scuff Marks
You can get those annoying scuff marks off your patent-leather shoes or handbags just by applying a bit of bath oil to a clean, soft cloth or towel. Gently rub in the oil, then polish with another dry towel.
5. Clean Oil From Skin
It doesn’t take much tinkering around the inside of a car or mower engine to get your hands coated in grease or oil. But before you reach for any heavy-duty grease removers, rub a few squirts of bath oil onto your hands, then wash them in warm, soapy water. It works and it’s a lot easier on the skin than harsh chemicals.
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