Baby Oil Cleaner

Baby oil cleaner

As you may have seen in the recent reveal of our kitchen there is quite a lot of stainless steel in our kitchen. It gives a modern edge to a room but can be a real pain to wipe clean with most things leaving a smear on the surface – not very attractive!

Luckily, there is an unexpected cleaner that is really effective for removing smears from surfaces – baby oil (you might have cottoned onto that already from the image above)! When somebody first shared this tip with me I thought it sounded ridiculous, but for some reason unbeknownst to me baby oil cleaner really does work.

I use a little bit of baby oil on a clean cloth and buff in a circular motion to remove smears. I’ve also used this method with glass before, but used 2 cloths – one for applying the oil and one for buffing. Apologies for the rubbish image below but hopefully it gives you an idea of the kind of shine you can achieve using this method!

Baby Oil Cleaner

Do let me know if you’ve ever tried this before? Do you have any other weird and wonderful household tips that make your life a little easier?

Baby Oil Cleaner


  1. Victoria Carrington
    September 23, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    I do this, I also use it on my unvarnished wood trim, to remove stickers residue, on unfinished rustic antiques like baskets, as skin moisturizer, and just a little on cloth used on cover of antique to keep them from getting brittle.

    • Sammi
      September 23, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      Wow! You sure are getting your use out of it 🙂 I’ll have to give it a go to remove sicker residue – so frustrating to get rid off!

      • October 14, 2013 / 6:23 pm

        I had no idea baby oil had so many uses!! Thanks for the tips Victoria and Sammi!

        • Sammi
          October 14, 2013 / 6:39 pm

          You’re welcome Trisha, I hope they’re useful!

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