Things you didn't know you could do with baby shampoo

Baby shampoo is designed specifically for use on baby’s delicate heads, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect for other uses too. If you are using it for its intended use, there are easy steps to avoid getting shampoo in baby’s eyes, to make sure bath time is a joy. However, baby shampoo isn’t just for babies. Regardless of whether you have a bub or not, baby shampoo is an excellent product to have in your bathroom. There are many ways to use this gentle product outside of bath time for adults too — check out our list of the top 6 ways to use Cetaphil Baby Shampoo.

1. Using Baby Shampoo to Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup and oils from your skin combine and build up a residue on your makeup brushes. While you can buy specific makeup brush cleaner, baby shampoo works just as well because it is so gentle. To clean your brushes with baby shampoo, turn on the tap and wet the bristles. To avoid damaging your brushes, be sure to keep the base of the brush head (the place where the brushes connect to the handle) out of the water. Add a few drops of baby shampoo onto your hand and massage the tips of the brushes into the product using gentle circular motions. Rinse the brush thoroughly (ensuring you still keep the brush head out of the water), squeeze out excess moisture and leave to dry by hanging the bristles off the edge of a counter.

2. Baby Shampoo as a Gentle Detergent

For some people with sensitive skin, washing up with regular detergent can irritate and dry out their skin. As baby shampoo like Cetaphil Baby Shampoo and Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo is designed to be gentle on even the most sensitive of skin, it’s ideal to use as a gentle alternative to dishwashing liquid.

3. Cleaning Costume Jewellery with Baby Shampoo

Baby shampoo is ideal for cleaning metals like chrome, which is commonly used in costume jewellery. Combine one or two drops of baby shampoo with half a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of water. Add this gentle mixture onto a cloth and work this into your costume jewellery with a little bit of elbow grease. Your costume jewellery pieces will shine up good as new!

4. Using Baby Shampoo as Shaving Cream

This gentle, mild and hypoallergenic liquid is great to use as shaving cream for those with delicate or sensitive skin. Baby Shampoo foams up more than most face cleansers and so provides a great lather which is perfect for shaving.

5. For Painless Band-Aid Removal, use Baby Shampoo

No-one likes ripping off a Band-Aid. Whether your usual technique is to slowly pull it off bit by bit, or to rip it off rapidly in one go, using baby shampoo can make the process of taking a Band-Aid off completely painless. Add a small amount of baby shampoo around the Band-Aid, concentrating on the edges of the plaster. Leave for a minute or two to let the liquid soak in and you’ll be able to painlessly pull off the Band-Aid.

6. Using Baby Shampoo to Wash Delicates

Run out of laundry liquid? Baby shampoo will do the trick. Especially great for delicates, baby shampoo will clean your clothes and leave fabrics soft. Some people with sensitive skin find their clothing can become itchy if washed with certain laundry soaps and switching to baby shampoo could make this irritation a thing of the past.

The uses of baby shampoo are never-ending, and there are plenty more things you can use it for that aren’t listed here. As a gentle and hypoallergenic product, it’s a great alternative for most circumstances in which you would use a cleansing agent. Great for babies, great for adults, great for everyone and everything in between.

Try Cetaphil Baby Shampoo or Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo today. Keep a bottle in your bathroom draw too — you never know when it’ll come in handy.