New uses for baby products

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I’m always on the lookout for off the wall uses for products designed for something else entirely.

Last month I discovered that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel is a fabulous make-up remover.  It’s rich, yet mild and way better than the product I’ve been using.

Here are some household tips and tricks that after reading, may make you say ‘hmmm’. All of the following tips will primarily use baby products that you may already have around the house including baby wipes, baby powder, and baby oil. Even if you don’t have babies in the house these are products that might be handy to keep around.

First of all I’ve heard that when you have a stain on the carpet whether it be blood, wine, or many other substances, a baby wipe will take it up.

How about putting baby powder in with your kitty litter? The fresh scent of the powder will help cover up the scent left behind by those precious cats. Just sprinkle in some baby powder anytime you change your cat’s litter box and mix it in a little bit.

Baby powder is also great for grease stains on clothing. Everyone has done it so don’t be ashamed when you spill or splatter some sort of grease on yourself while eating. Don’t throw your shirt immediately into the washing machine though! Instead, sprinkle baby powder over the spot and let it sit for a few minutes. Brush the powder away and see that it absorbed the grease, now wash the shirt and it’ll look great.

Another unusual cleaning product is baby oil. When you’re cleaning your bathroom and have stubborn stains on your tile or chrome fixtures that won’t come clean with your everyday bathroom cleaners, take a cloth diaper (or any other soft cloth) and wipe baby oil over the stains. It will not only remove the stain but it will also leave the chrome sparkling. Just a little note however, do not use baby oil on shower floor surfaces as it will leave a slippery residue, it is best to stick to faucet fixtures and tiled walls.

9 thoughts on “New uses for baby products

  1. Omigosh! I have been using baby oil for makeup remover ever since I noticed how much it resembled my expensive makeup remover. :) Vaseline works too, but baby oil is much lighter. Also, baby wipes are FANTASTIC for all sorts of cleaning around the house. The new, alcohol-free ones don’t work as well, but if you get the right kind, they are great for getting pen off walls (!) and all sorts of other stains, and de-dusting tv’s, computers, baseboards, windowsills and lots of other stuff. I even use them for a quick toilet wipe-down if I have company and suddenly remember I didn’t clean the bathroom. Baby wipes are the best! I can’t wait to try the baby oil on a stain on my floor – thanks!!

  2. You’re way ahead of me Sunshine, – I just made these discoveries. I’m still wondering if a baby wipe will remove wine stains from the carpet, what is it doing to baby’s skin?

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