Skin So Soft Original is More Than a Bath Oil

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Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil

Moisturize your skin while you bathe with Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil. This jojoba infused bath oil is perfect for daily use. Its fresh herbal scent is made to both awaken and relax your senses. This luxury bath oil is made to open your pores for maximum moisture absorption. Turn dry or rough skin silky smooth faster than you thought possible.

Avon Representatives and customers of Avon Skin So Soft Original have found it to be a great all-around cleaner and have compiled the following additional great to uses. The Original Bath Oil has also enjoyed a decades-long reputation of repelling mosquitoes from individual users. Be clear that Avon emphasizes the bath oil was not intended to repel mosquitoes or sold for that purpose and is not approved by the EPA as a repellent. Avon has developed a dedicated insect repellent line called Skin So Soft Bug Guard that provides effective protection against ticks and mosquitoes PLUS the products are DEET-free.

Avon Skin So Soft Original is approved by the FDA/CDA as a bath oil. Avon does not endorse its use for anything other than a bath oil. Avon reps and customers of Original Bath Oil have found it to provide tons of additional uses, beyond with the use instructions. I’ve compiled the following additional great uses from personal use suggestions.

NOTE: The following list is not endorsed by Avon. These personal use suggestions are to try at your own risk.

Personal Care

  • First and foremost Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil is a bath oil and shower moisturizer. Add a small amount of oil to full bath and allow to disperse or apply to arms and legs, or wherever needed after bathing.
  • Makes a great makeup remover
  • Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
  • Use as a massage oil for tired muscles
  • Can clean off tape marks left from bandages
  • Use it to clean Ink off the skin
  • Insect repellent
  • Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin
  • Can alleviate bug bite itching by dabbing bath oil on the bite
  • When painting, use to remove paint from the hands
  • Rub on dry, cracked heels and elbows
  • Add 1-2 capfuls to liquid soap to use as a lotion for shaving legs and underarms. I can help razor the glide as well as leaving skin feeling smooth
  • Add a capful to your foot bath to help moisturize your feet while you relax
  • Head Lice. Saturate head and let it sit for 15 minutes under a shower cap. Rinse well, even under an outdoor faucet. To get the oil out of hair, shampoo several times. The lice should be gone and stay gone!
  • Can lessen the pain of removing bandages from children’s sensitive skin

Home Care

  • Use it to remove chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces
  • Cleans permanent ink off stamps
  • Rub bath oil around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out. Can also lightly spray screens to repel tiny bugs that otherwise might slip though the screens.
  • Wipe on as wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood
  • Removes glue left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics
  • Removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures. If it is stubborn scum, mix with baking soda to make a paste
  • Cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces
  • Gently cleans heavy grease and oil from the skin and nonporous surfaces
  • Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark
  • Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces
  • Mix into your cleaning water to wash cupboards to keep ants off and out of the cupboards
  • Use to clean leather. Keeps it soft and supple too
  • Use to cleans paintbrushes easily, leaves them soft as new
  • Removes gum from carpets
  • Use on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows
  • Removes candle wax from furniture, carpets, and clothing
  • Removes sticky labels form jars
  • Spray bath oil inside garbage cans, it will keep bugs and maggots away all summer
  • Great furniture polish for real wood
  • Cuts grease to clean the dirt from range hoods
  • Removes crayon from most surfaces
  • Spray into the air as a deodorizer and let settle. Do not use over wood or tile flooring as it could cause slippery spots!
  • Rub on hands before and after working with pets and farm animals. It can keep strong smells at bay.
  • Use as a tire conditioner after washing your car to keep the tires looking like new
  • Nicely cleans and shines vinyl surfaces inside your car
  • Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean


  • If a child wets the bed, spray bath oil on the bedding and sheets before washing. It will give it a fresh clean smell.
  • Add a capful to laundry water as a fabric softener
  • Removes “ring around the collar”

Lawn and Garden

  • Spray on rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them
  • Spray on flowers (cut or on the planted bush) for added moisture and to keep bugs away
  • Mix one part bath oil with two parts water and spray on tomato plants to keep bugs off. Spray plants about every 2 or 3 days.
  • Spray directly on earwigs, spiders, and ants to kill them


  • Spray bath oil around the outside of the tent door to keep mosquitos away

Pet Care

  • Mix one cup bath oil, 1/2 cup of liquid detergent with three gallons of water to make a black fly spray or dip for dogs
  • Use bath oil to clean off dog’s feet of any tar or asphalt on the pads of can be with SSS. Wipe the oil off after use.
  • Wash dog as normal and rinse so no soap residue is left. On the final rinse, use a mix of 2 gallons of water and 1 capful of bath oil mixed as to help repel fleas and tick. Original Bath Oil also helps replace the oils lost in bathing with the added benefit of repelling insects.
  • For Horses and Dogs: Mix in a spray bottle, one cup of Avon bath oil, one cup of white vinegar, a squirt of Ivory liquid soap and 20 ounces of water. Use the following as necessary.
  • Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, it will remove pet odor
  • Can be an inexpensive fly control spray in the barn. Spray a diluted mix of bath oil and water on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding and animals.
  • Rub bath oil into your cat’s skin to help with flea problems and flea allergies.
  • Can be used as a hoof polish on horses. Puts a nice shine to the hoof without drying it.
  • Also can be used on horses as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer and helps keep bugs away
  • Horses can have allergies and get dry skin. After the normal bath, add a capful of bath oil to a five-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge all over. Coat dries silky soft and should quit itching!

Skin So Soft Original with jojoba oil

Skin So Soft Original with jojoba oil.

Jojoba oil has nourishing vitamins and minerals, and it mimics the natural oils in your own skin!

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