It's no secret that baby oil is the perfect go-to for soft, supple, fresh-out-of-the-shower skin. However, did you know that you can actually use it as a practical solution to a number of annoying problems around your home? This list of 10 brilliant baby oil hacks will save you a ton of money and make you wish you knew them sooner!
Fix Stuck Zippers
A stuck zipper is the last thing you want to deal with when you're in a hurry. But no need to change that jacket that goes perfectly with your outfit! Simply use your finger or a cotton swab to dab some baby oil on the stuck area of the track and you'll be all zipped up in no time.
Polish Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances undoubtedly add style to any kitchen. However, smudges, stains and fingerprints can build up fairly quickly. Rather than blowing through bottles and bottles of store-bought cleaners, save your coins and use baby oil to get that stainless steel looking brand new again.
Keeping your favorite necklaces and bracelets in one place seems like a no-brainer. But over time, they can get all tangled up. Avoid the frustration and unwanted delay as you get ready for date night with this baby oil hack. Just rub some oil between your fingers and work it into the knotted area. Before you know it, the tangle will be history.
Those boots are made for walking, so make sure they look good while they're at it. Ditch the store-bought stuff and shine those puppies up with baby oil. Your wallet will thank you.
Remove Sticky Messes
The next time you step in gum or find melted candy stuck to your wallet in the bottom of your purse, don't freak out. Your trusty bottle of baby oil will do the trick. The oil will work as a lubricant to loosen up the bond between the surface and sticky substance, and the mess will be gone in a flash.
Treat & Polish Wood
If you're in the market for a non-toxic solution that will keep your wooden furniture and floors looking sleek and shiny, say no more—baby oil to the rescue! Simply add some oil to a clean microfiber cloth and work some magic.
Loosen Stuck-On Rings
Having trouble getting your ring off? Don't panic. Instead of twisting, turning, yanking or cursing, let baby oil save the day. The lubrication will allow the ring to slip right off with no fuss.
Silence Squeaky Hinges
The constant squeaking from an old door or gate hinge can become quite the annoyance. But, guess what! Baby oil can take care of that, too. The trick also works to get sliding doors to smoothly glide open and shut again.
Remove Stubborn Stickers
Bumper stickers, price stickers and labels can all put up a pretty tough fight when it's time for their removal. However, they're simply no match for baby oil. Lightly blot oil onto and around the sticker, leave to soak for about 15 minutes and it will peel away with ease.
Keep Golf Clubs Shiny
Give your set of clubs a professional finish with none other than baby oil. Pro tip: Head to the dollar store for a mini travel container, fill it with baby oil and keep it in your golf bag for on-the-go touch-ups.
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