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New Uses for
Johnson’s® Baby Oil

  • Clean soap scum from shower doors. Put a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil on a clean cloth and use it to wipe soap scum from shower doors. To prevent water spots and soap scum on shower walls and doors, wipe the walls and doors with a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil on a damp cloth once a week. (Do not use Johnson’s Baby Oil on the shower floor, otherwise you risk slipping on the floor.)
  • Take a luxuriating bath. Add a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil to your bath water as a lavish bath oil that will moisturize your skin.
  • Soothe chapped lips. Use a drop of Johnson’s Baby Oil to moisturize you chapped lips.
  • Clean chrome faucet and handles. Apply a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil with a damp cloth, and polish with a clean, soft cloth.
  • Soften the adhesive on a bandage. Rub Johnson’s Baby Oil around the bandage to dissolve the adhesive before pulling off the bandage.
  • Clean a stainless steel sink. Polish a stainless steel sink with a drop of Johnson’s Baby Oil, dry with a paper towel, and polish with a few more drops of oil.
  • Repel gnats. Rubbing a thin coat of Johnson’s Baby Oil on exposed skin creates a protective barrier against gnat bites. (Just be sure to keep your hands out of the sun. Mineral oil makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn.)
  • Kill lice. Saturate hair with Johnson’s Baby Oil, cover with a shower cap (or wrap the head with Saran Wrap—above the eyes, nose, and mouth), and let sit for two hours. The lice drown in the baby oil. Wash the baby oil from hair with Dawn dishwashing liquid. Rinse hair with Heinz White Vinegar (see above), then rinse clean with water, and comb hair with a nit comb. Repeat one week later.
  • Set your hair. After brushing your hair, rub a dab of Johnson’s Baby Oil between your palms and then run your hands through your hair for an amazing shine.
  • Prevent earworms from attacking a corn crop. Fill a medical syringe with Johnson’s Baby Oil and apply the mineral oil to the base of the ear a few days after the silk first emerges. Repeat every few days.
  • Avoid swimmer’s ear. Before swimming, use an ear dropper to put a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil in your ears to prevent bacteria and fungus from making a home in your ears.
  • Clean and lubricate gardening tools. A few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil dissolves tree sap from pruning shears and can also be used to lubricates the pivot joint.
  • Remove a ring stuck on a finger. A few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil will help that ring slip off your finger.
  • Help vinyl glide through a sewing machine. Wipe the seam line with a cotton ball dipped in Johnson’s Baby Oil before stitching.
  • Shave. If you run out of shaving cream, slathering Johnson’s Baby Oil on skin before shaving raises hair stubs for a clean shave, lubricates the razor, moisturizes sensitive skin, and prevents the safety razor blade from rusting.
  • Remove makeup from your face. Dab on baby oil, wait ten minutes, and remove with cotton balls. Baby oil gently removes mascara, leaving a thin, protective film that moisturizes lids and lashes.
  • Clean grease from hands. Massage a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil into your grease- or paint-covered hands, and then wash with soap and water. The grease and paint will wash right off.
  • Soften brittle fingernails. Warm a few tablespoons of Johnson’s Baby Oil and soak your nails in it for ten minutes.
  • Remove chewing gum from hair. Pour a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil into the gum and massage with your fingers. The mineral oil—a clear, colorless, oily liquid with little odor or taste—dissolves the gum, making it easy to comb out of hair.
  • Exfoliate dead skin. Place one teaspoon sugar or salt in your palm, cover with Johnson’s Baby Oil, and rub your hands, elbows, and knees, and then wash with soap. The abrasive sugar exfoliates dry skin.
  • Remove excess earwax. A few drops of baby oil in each ear will gently loosen excessive earwax. You may need to repeat for a few days, and then rinse your ears using a rubber bulb syringe filled with water.
  • Wash tree sap from skin. Johnson’s Baby Oil dissolves tree sap from hair, body, and clothes.
  • Moisturize dry skin. Rub a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil into your hands to moisturize the dry skin. (Just be sure to keep your hands out of the sun. Mineral oil makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn.)
  • Rejuvenate the color and luster of a rubber car bumper. Apply a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil onto a rag and rub it into the bumper. The baby oil restores the discolored bumper, revitalizes the black coloring, and helps prevent insects from sticking to it. The sheen lasts for weeks.
  • Remove water rings from furniture. Gently rubbing Johnson’s Baby Oil may remove stubborn spots and white rings from furniture.
  • Shine shoes. Put a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil on a paper towel, rub it into the shoes, and buff with a clean cloth.
  • Detangle a knot from a fine chain necklace. Place the chain on a sheet of Reynold’s Cut-Rite Wax Paper and put a drop of Johnson’s Baby Oil on the knot. Using two sewing pins, slowly and carefully pick out the knot.
  • Clean oil-based paint from hands. Rub a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil on your skin, and then wash thoroughly with soap and water. Baby oil is gentler than turpentine.
  • Pry apart two bowls or glasses. Dribble Johnson’s Baby Oil between the stuck glassware, let it seep in, and gently tug the glasses apart.
  • Make the filter in your furnace more efficient at trapping small dust particles. Pour one-quarter cup Johnson’s Baby Oil in a small trigger spray bottle, and spray a light coat of the oil over the filter. The oil helps trap small dust particles and simultaneously adds a welcome fragrance to your home.
  • Restore the color and luster of a dashboard. Apply a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil onto a rag and rub into the dashboard, the buff dry with a soft cloth. The baby oil revitalizes the coloring and the sheen lasts for weeks.
  • Remove an insect from your ear. If an insect gets stuck in your ear, gently pour a few drops of Johnson’s Baby Oil into your ear, and the insect—being lighter than oil—will float to the surface.


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