Ultimate List of Uses for Baby Oil – Baby, That’s a Great List of Hacks!

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Baby Oil household uses

Even after the babies are grown, there are a few products that deserve a permanent spot in your home. One of my favorites is Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel. I love the simplicity of one inexpensive product that can do so many things, saving us all time and money.

I have had a bottle in my bathroom cupboard for as long as I remember and recently I used it for several projects around the house making this one of my favorite multi-purpose products for beauty hacks and household hacks. You may be familiar with some of the ways to use Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel, but I bet there are a few new ideas found on this ultimate list of uses for baby oil.

Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel is specially formulated for lasting protection. This concentrated gel form provides extra moisturization to help nourish and protect your skin from dryness and locks in up to 10 times more moisture* on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin. Be able to have noticeably softer, more nourished skin. Based on US studies.

For babies, it is Dermatologist and allergy tested with a clinically proven mild and gentle formula. Use it daily to help lock in moisture and leave their skin feeling soft and smooth.

what is baby oil gel?


Beauty Hacks Using Baby Oil Gel

  • Use it to soothe and relieve dry, rough patches on your skin
  • Use it soften cracked or dry heels. Do this at night and sleep in a pair of socks.
  • Soothe chapped lips for instant relief. You can put it on with a Q-tip.
  • If you have chaffed skin, especially in the summer heat, apply just a bit to the area
  • Add some shine to your lips by adding a drop on top of your lipstick.
  • Remove your eye makeup by putting it on a cotton ball.

nail polish hacks baby oil

  • Put a few drops around your cuticles before polishing your nails. If some of your polish gets onto your cuticles by mistake, you can wipe it off easily.
  • If your hands are a bit swollen, add a small drop to help get your rings off.
  • Use it in place of shaving cream or after shaving to soothe your skin. I do not recommend using it in the tub as it will make it too slippery. Use it once outside your tub or shower.
  • Condition your makeup brushes after you wash them.


Family & Home Hacks Using Baby Oil Gel 

  • Untangled your necklaces. Just add a small amount to the knot and rub it between your thumb and forefinger
  • Release a stuck zipper.
  • Loosen up the motor in your paper shredder if it gets jammed (unplug it first)

remove paint from hands hacks using baby oil

  • I recently painted this old rocking chair and although it came out great, my hands were full of paint. I used Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel to clean the paint off my hands. It also works well for grease, concrete, and stucco.
  • Clean and out then reuse old candle jars. Freeze the jar and then scrape the remaining wax out with a dull knife. Once the wax is out, use a soft cloth to swab the inside of the jar with baby oil to clean up any remaining residue.
  • Stop creaking floorboards. Just drizzle a small amount in the cracks. Be careful not to get any excess on the floor or it will be slippery. Be sure and clean up if you have excess.
  • Remove gum from hair – rub a small amount in the gummy mess, let it sit for 90 seconds and then work the gum out.

removing band-aids hacks with baby oil

  • Remove bandages and put some onto the bandage, and let is set for about 30 seconds. The bandage will come off easier.
  • Remove “tar” (crude oil) from your feet after a trip to the beach
  • Clean smudges from stainless steel appliances. Find the grain of your stainless steel and clean along the grain (not against the grain). Use a lint-free cloth or an old, soft cotton t-shirt. First, put a dab of dish soap and a little water to clean and then polish with a little baby oil on the cloth and then rubbed on the appliance where it has been cleaned. Then, using almost NO pressure at all, turn your cloth over to the dry side and softly buff the oil off.
  • Keep leather supple- just add a couple of drops of baby oil to a clean, dry cloth and buff the leather
  • Lubricate squeaky door handles
  • Remove stickers and price tags. My favorite thrift store uses price stickers that were almost impossible to remove. I tried rubbing a few drops of Baby Oil Gel on the stickers and that really does the trick!

Purchase Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel at Walmart. You can find it in the baby products aisle or order it online at Walmart.com and have it delivered right to you.

Do you have a favorite hack for Johnson’s® Baby Oil Gel to add to our Ultimate List of Uses for Baby Oil?

Walmart baby oil gel

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

Oh cool! I had no idea that you could do so many different things with baby oil. I’m totally bookmarking this.

Joely Smith

WOW I had no idea baby oil could be used so many ways!! I have necklaces that I desperately need to untangle and get kinks out of! This just went on my shopping list!


Baby Oil Gel is a genius product. Regular Baby Oil is so oily, and runny that it’s hard to do much with it and so hard to only dispense a little at a time. I love that Johnson & Johnson was smart enough to come out with a gel.

Tatanisha Worthey

I use baby oil for a chapstick all the time. I mainly use it before I go to bed and when I wake up, they’re nice and soft.

Rebecca Swenor

These are all great hacks for using Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel. Johnson’s Baby Oil I have used before but never the gel. The shea and cocoa butter gel is something I will be picking up for sure. I love that it can be used to untangle your necklaces which I will have to try. Thanks for sharing these beauty and home hacks.

Victoria Heckstall

That was amazing! I didnt know about that! haha I was amazed especially the old rocking chair! that was impressive!


I love using baby oil as a makeup remover in a pinch! It’s such a good back up.

Chubskulit Rose

Oh wow, I have never thought of the baby oil technique when polishing nails. I would definitely try it.

Dawn McAlexander

Baby oil gel has a ton of different uses! I did not even realize it. I am going to have to invest in some now.


I have been known to use baby oil on my dry, rough feet.

I need to buy some baby oil in order to make some cloud dough with my son.

Marielle Altenor

When I lived in Florida, baby oil in gel form was my go to moisturizer. I haven’t been able to find them in my local stores here in Canada.

Misty Nelson Dawn

This is the first time that I heard this and I didn’t know that it has different types of oils and looks so cool.

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