05/12/2014 07:46 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

5 Genius Ways To Use Baby Oil

5 Secret Ways Baby Oil Will Save Your Day

Baby oil is known for keeping skin soft, but this toxin-free product is also a great household staple.

From beauty hacks (you'll never struggle to take off nail polish again) to shoe cleaning, find out more about these unusual uses below.

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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Johnson's brand baby oil bottles move through the production line at the J&J consumer healthcare products plant in Lititz, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest health-care products company, beat expectations in its first-quarter earnings release in April and raised its 2014 forecast by focusing on new drugs and reducing its reliance on medical devices. J&J is expected to release second-quarter earnings figures on July 15. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

1. Apply a few drops of baby oil around your cuticles before you paint your nails with your favourite polish - this will make the polish a lot easier to remove.

2. Run out of shaving foam? Baby oil makes a great substitute - it locks in moisture to make your legs feel super smooth too.

3. Baby oil is a brilliant make up remover, particularly when it comes to dark eye makeup. Add to a cotton pad and gently wipe over your eye lids to get rid of even the most stubborn of mascaras.

4. Got your favourite necklace in a twist? Apply a small amount of baby oil over the worst knot to speed up the detangling process.

5. Baby oil also does wonders for leather shoes. Polish up your worn-out pair for a shiny, clean finish.

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