Newsflash: Baby oil isn’t just for babies. Not only can this gentle emollient be used on grown-up skin but it’s also an efficient ingredient to have in your home for cleaning, untangling, unsticking and more.
But wait, what is this miracle product actually made out of? Most commercial baby oil is made up of mineral oil (typically 98 percent) and fragrance (2 percent). Mineral oil is a noncomedogenic (i.e. it won’t clog your pores) ingredient that creates a barrier for your skin to lock in moisture. That’s why it helps to keep babies’ delicate skin so soft and smooth. But that’s not all it can do. Here, 24 uses for baby oil that go way beyond Junior’s bottom.