Definition of baby oil in English:

baby oil


mass noun
  • A mineral oil used to soften the skin.

    • ‘These contain softening substances such as sodium bicarbonate, almond oil, olive oil, baby oil, or glycerin.’
    • ‘I haven't been this burnt since my cousin Alice and I lathered our bellies with baby oil and lay out on the trampoline.’
    • ‘Add 2-3 capfuls of baby oil or Alpha Keri oil to your bath water or apply directly to your skin in the shower.’
    • ‘I use baby oil because it sits right on my skin and looks good under most stage lights.’
    • ‘Don't use petroleum- or mineral-based lubricants, such as petroleum jelly or baby oil.’
    • ‘I worked baby oil onto the washcloth, cleaning off my eye makeup.’
    • ‘He got some baby oil and started rubbing it into my back and shoulders.’
    • ‘The baby oil helps soothe skin while salicylic acid keeps pores and hair follicles clear.’
    • ‘If your skin is very dry, you may want to apply an oil, such as baby oil, while your skin is still moist.’
    • ‘The leaves and palms seem greased with baby oil.’
    • ‘Sally, my wife, would rub my arm with lotion and baby oil to make the skin look alive again.’
    • ‘Then massage in good hand and body lotion or baby oil while the skin is still warm and the pores are open, so that the skin gets well nourished.’
    • ‘To clean your brushes and palettes, wash them first with vegetable or baby oil and then soap and hot water.’
    • ‘Instead, I put either baby oil or petroleum jelly on the eggs, which prevents them from hatching.’
    • ‘Try soaking hands in baby oil and using a soft brush to exfoliate as another option if you have sensitive skin.’
    • ‘I put baby oil with iodine on when I was sitting in the sun, which is really stupid, and didn't wear sunscreen properly.’
    • ‘His room was the same, sterile as it had been seconds before, the penetrating smell of antibiotics and baby oil still in the air.’
    • ‘I have tried conditioner and baby oil on their fur and vegetable oil in their food, which just made them sick.’
    • ‘Apply baby oil with a soft cloth and polish to remove stains from chrome trim on faucets, kitchen appliances, vehicles, etc.’
    • ‘I spent way too many of my teenage summers slathered in baby oil, lying in the sun.’
    lotion, cream, balm, emollient, salve, unguent, lubricant
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baby oil