Hydrating your little one’s skin was once the most common use of baby oil, but not anymore! In this article, the experts at Mustela give you 17 ingenious baby oil uses that will forever change your perception of the product.

Baby Oil Uses: Personal

pregnant woman moisturizing her belly with baby oil, one of may baby oil uses

Baby oil is not just for your little one — it’s for you, too! From cleaning your shower curtain to removing Band-Aids, baby oil is one of the most versatile products available today. What’s even better is that most baby oils are perfectly safe for skin and surfaces alike.

Composed of 99% plant-based ingredients and enriched with an elixir of Pomegranate Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Avocado Oil, Mustela’s Baby Oil is hypoallergenic and free of parabens, phthalates, and Phenoxyethanol.

That means there’s no need to worry about unknown ingredients whether you’re using the oil on yourself, your little one, or your home.

1) Removing Eye Makeup

Removing stubborn eye makeup can be frustrating, even with facial cleansers. Baby oil is a safe, gentle way to wash the remnants of your day from your eyes. Grab a bottle of Mustela’s baby oil and a cotton ball, and now you have a simple (yet effective) eye makeup remover.

2) Shaving

Baby oil leaves skin moisturized and smooth, which makes this product a great substitute for shaving cream. Using baby oil as shaving cream can also protect your skin from razor bumps when you shave. Just remember if you are using baby oil while in the shower, be careful not to slip!

3) Moisturizing Your Skin

Is your skin feeling a little dry and tight lately, especially during the cooler months? Baby oil is a great way to bring some much-needed moisture back to your skin. Apply the oil all over after getting out of the shower for skin that’s hydrated and silky smooth.

4) Repairing Cracked Heels

If you’re noticing cracks on your heels, rub some baby oil on them. Put on a pair of socks before bedtime to seal in the oil on your heels, and wake up to smoother feet.

5) Hydrating Baby’s Skin

Your baby’s skin loses moisture even more quickly than an adult’s. Gently massage Mustela’s Baby Oil on your little one to restore that moisture and pamper their skin. We suggest rubbing the oil between your hands to warm it up before massaging your baby.

Baby Oil Uses: Household

mother and young boy playing with squirt bottles in a kitchen

As a parent, you’re probably in the habit of constantly trying to find simple and effective ways to clean your house. At Mustela, we’re here to help by providing a list of quick uses for baby oil around the house that take up minimal time in your day.

6) Removing Sticky Residue From Stickers

Has your little one ever left a sticker on a window in your home or car? Reach for your baby oil! Soak a cloth with baby oil and start rubbing. It’s like magic! Say goodbye to the sticker and all the little pieces of residue that it leaves.

7) Removing Smudges From Stainless Steel Appliances

As much as you love the activities that get your children’s little fingers moving, they can create quite a mess on the appliances in your kitchen. Baby oil is the ideal way to remove smudges and spots from your appliances because it’s alcohol-free and won’t cause damage.

Keep Mustela’s baby oil on-hand, and your appliances will always look shiny and smudge-free!

8) Making Household Fixtures Shine

another one of many baby oil uses is to moisturize toddlers' skin after playing with soap

Those sweet little toddler hands are everywhere — on the doorknobs, on the faucet knobs, on the tub, and so on. Get a cloth, put some baby oil on it, and start wiping the fingerprints. Use your baby-oil-soaked cloth for bathroom fixtures, kitchen fixtures, and your sink. Your fixtures will look brand new!

9) Cleaning Shower Curtains

Mildew easily accumulates at the bottom of your shower curtain liner. To remove it, scrub the spots with a cloth soaked in baby oil, and then rinse the liner with water. With this method, the mildew comes right off.

Tip: use your shower head to spray the spots you scrubbed to rinse off the oil.

Baby Oil Uses: Arts And Crafts

creative baby oil uses can be discovered by using colored pencils during arts and crafts time

Did you know baby oil can be used for arts and crafts activities with your little one? Continue reading for some fun ideas for craft time at home. Most of the supplies you’ll need are readily available in your pantry or cabinet.

10) Blending Colored Pencils

Experimenting with crayons, markers, and colored pencils will get the mind of your little one racing. For this first activity, grab a cotton swab and some colored pencils. Dip the Q-tip in baby oil, and then try blending or softening the colors from the pencils using the Q-tip.

Blending colored pencils is great for fine motor skills — practicing holding a Q-tip and getting little fingers in motion.

11) Mixing Oil And Water

If your children are bored, look no further than your kitchen to give them something to do. Grab a clear bottle or cup. Pour in some baby oil and then add water. Next, add a few drops of food coloring and watch the mixture move right before your eyes.

12) Making Cloud Dough

The oil and water experiment didn’t last long enough? Move on to this activity next. With this creative activity, your little one will surely be entertained and engaged. All you’ll need to do is mix some flour with your baby oil. You can make as much or as little as you want.

A large bowl works best so that your little one can really dig in and get their hands dirty. (And mom, this is a great stress-reliever activity for you!)

Pro tip: use Mustela’s Cleansing Wipes after making cloud dough to clean hands. But if this activity got a little too messy, then it may be time for a bath. Try Mustela’s Bathtime Set for your little one.

Baby Oil Uses: Miscellaneous

baby and mother holding bottle after using baby oil on cradle cap as one of many baby oil uses

Personal uses, household uses, arts and crafts — what else could there be? Take a look at these other baby oil uses around the house for you and your growing family.

13) Getting Rid Of Cradle Cap

If your little one has cradle cap, you might wonder if it will ever go away. Yes, it will.

Cradle cap is harmless and is not contagious, but it can certainly irritate your little one’s sensitive skin. To help ease cradle cap, pour a few drops of baby oil on your baby’s head and use a soft brush to gently brush their scalp.

During bath time, try adding Mustela’s Cradle Cap Duo to your baby’s skin care routine to help reduce the irritation caused by cradle cap.

14) Loosening Rings

At the end of the day, you may notice your fingers are swollen and you can’t get your ring off. Massage some baby oil around your finger, and your ring will slide off with little to no trouble.

15) Removing Temporary Tattoos

As your little one grows, so will their interests. They’ll likely begin wanting to wear those temporary tattoos you put on with water.

But what about when your child is ready to take a temporary tattoo off or replace it with a different one? Once you notice your child’s temporary tattoo starting to peel, wet a cloth with baby oil and gently rub it over their skin to completely remove the tattoo.

16) Removing Price Tag Stickers

Whenever you buy a picture frame or mirror, a price tag is stuck to it. Removing these stickers can be a pain, but baby oil will take them right off. To remove the sticker price tag, find a durable cloth and put baby oil on it. Then simply take your cloth and start scrubbing the sticker to remove.

17) Pulling Off Band-Aids

mother holding happy baby's feet while she lies on her back

Removing Band-Aids can be rough for little ones, and they often scream or cry as a result of the pain of ripping off a Band-Aid. To reduce this discomfort, take a durable cloth with baby oil and begin to gently rub your little one’s arm or leg, or wherever the bandage is placed.

This method will loosen up the bandage, making it less painful for your little one as it’s removed.

Make The Most Of Your Baby Oil

Baby oil is not just for babies anymore. Throughout this article, you’ve learned about several ingenious baby oil uses for you, your little one, and your home.

So don’t be afraid to get creative with your baby oil! There’s no need to leave your home to run to the store for cleaning supplies, personal toiletries, or art supplies when you have Mustela’s Baby Oil already in your cabinet!