baby oil

noun

Definition of baby oil

: a usually fragrant mineral oil that is used especially to moisturize and cleanse the skin also : any of various oils used similarly

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Take a clean eyedropper filled with baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin, or hydrogen peroxide, and put a few drops into your ear canal. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do If You Have an Earwax Blockage," 29 Jan. 2019 Follow the directions properly, and remove any residual wax with a dab of baby oil on a cotton ball. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "Your Ultimate Body Hair Removal Guide," 17 July 2018 There is a seemingly endless thirst for DIY/household lube alternatives, but Planned Parenthood warns against most of them, as lotions, baby oil, and Vaseline can be irritating, and can also break condoms. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Sex-Ed From Vanderpump Rules," 30 May 2018 Some users even suggested grapeseed and almond oil as alternatives since baby oil isn't the safest in the sun. Teryn Payne, Allure, "College Student Makes Body Lava Dupe With Jackie Aina's Highlighter and Baby Oil," 13 Apr. 2018 For the record, the star explained that her good skin is merely the result of soap and baby oil. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Why 'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette is leaving the show and the rumors she wants to squash," 2 May 2018 The Mayo Clinic specifically recommends using mineral oil, olive oil, or baby oil to try to float the critter out. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Common Is It Actually for a Bug to Crawl in Your Ear?," 1 May 2018 After years of preaching the tanning gospel, Brinkley finally stopped siting by the edge of the pool covered in baby oil to magnify the sun’s darkening effects. The Cut, "16 Ways to Become a Skin-Care Expert," 5 Feb. 2018 Instead, Papanikolas recommends putting laundry detergent, dish soap, baby oil or olive oil on a damp wash cloth and gently rubbing the skin. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Get Hair Dye off Your Skin," 3 Oct. 2016

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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baby oil

noun

Medical Definition of baby oil

: a usually fragrant mineral oil that is used especially to moisturize and cleanse the skin also : any of various oils used similarly

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