8 alternative ways to use baby shampoo

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Here's all the different ways you can use baby shampoo at home. Source: Getty

If you thought baby shampoo was only meant for babies, think again. It turns out there are a slew of everyday uses for this gentle product around the home. From removing stubborn grease stains and fixing a stuck zipper, to removing eye-makeup and reviving dry skin, here’s all the different ways you can use baby shampoo.

Revive dry skin

Are your feet or legs feeling dry? Before going to bed, apply baby shampoo to your feet and legs, and sleep in a pair of leggings or socks. You’ll wake up with softer skin, really!

Eliminate oils from combs

Over time, residue build-up can leave your hair brushes and combs looking dirty. To revive brushes and combs, fill a glass with warm water, mixed with a little bit of baby shampoo. Let your comb and brushes soak for a few minutes, before drying with a towel. All hair and skin oils will be cleaned away.

Fix a stuck zipper

There is nothing more annoying that a stuck zipper on your favourite pair of pants. If you’re zipper isn’t budging, try using baby shampoo. All you have to do is rub some baby shampoo into the zipper’s teeth, until it moves up and down — it’s really that simple.

Remove stubborn grease stains

Stubborn grease stains can sometimes be a little tricky to remove. If you’ve been avoiding the stain, this tried and tested method is definitely worth a go. Simply add a drop of baby shampoo to a sponge and work over until the stain disappears.

No soap? No problem

If you run out, don’t fret! Baby shampoo is the perfect substitute. And if normal dishwashing liquid usually leaves your hands dry, baby shampoo is definitely worth the switch. Why? Baby shampoo is a lot more gentle on the skin than other products.

Remove eye-makeup

Baby shampoo is a fantastic eye-makeup cleanser. Not only is it way cheaper than makeup removers, it’s also effective and can be less harsh for those who have dry or sensitive skin.

All you have to do is add a drop of baby shampoo to a cotton ball or cloth. If you don’t wear makeup, baby shampoo is also a fantastic daily face cleanser.

Ease the pain of band-aid removal

If you dislike ripping off a band-aid, this trick is definitely worth a try. To ease the pain, put a small amount of shampoo on and around the band-aid. Once the liquid seeps through, the band-aid will peel off painlessly.

Make your own puppy shampoo

Dog shampoo can sometimes be a little expensive, and some are too harsh for some pets’ skin. To avoid a ridiculous price or an itching pet, combine baby shampoo with apple cider vinegar and hot water, and apply as normal.

 Have you used any of these methods before?

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