Product Type: Tesco baby products
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Great for massages, dry skin and post shower rub downs!
Tesco Baby Oil
Member Name: Commanddoh
Tesco Baby Oil
Advantages: Cheaper than other options with no noticeable compromise in quality
Disadvantages: Doesn't really apply.
Tesco 'My Baby' baby oil - 500ml for £1.56
I picked this up recently in one of 'whirlwind impulse shops', where the whole purpose is just to blast into a supermarket and buy things I don't really need but think 'oh, that's a good idea'. Inevitably you will buy loads of useless junk and the cost will be far in excess of what you would have spent on those 'essentials'. By the way, I class Stella Artois (discounted at 2x24 bottles of 284ml for £16 or 3 for £20) as essentials!
This is in the bathroom products/spot cream/tooth paste/shower gel - type aisle, and is located directly next to the Johnson's baby oil bottles (of various size). A cursory look shows one is more expensive than the other and it doesn't take a genius to work out which is which. Johnson's costs £2.65 for the same amount and this is over a pound cheaper. Apart from the packaging, the items were identical in my opinion.
This item is located in my shower next to the shower gels. I tend to use it after I shower to massage into the dry areas of my body that are consistent with well known dry skin conditions. I have really started to notice the difference in the softness and lack of dryness in my skin. There is a Johnson's Baby oil bottle in the bathroom and I had used this previously, but to be honest there is no difference and you are essentially paying a premium for their brand name. I am a firm believer in not practising brand name snobbery - i.e. not paying more for the sake of it - and will invariably now go for the supermarkets own brands instead of the more famous ones (obviously there are some exceptions....beer being one of them :D )
There are other well known usages for baby oil, most obviously when slathering it all over young sproglets. Well seeing as I am sans child, I can't really comment on that, but there are massages a plenty to be had with a big old bottle of this stuff too. My better half is well used to massaging the two compressed discs in my upper back/neck and this baby oil works very well in conjunction with olive oil or moisturising cream (although not at the same time!) in terms of a localised or full body massage.
The substance is oily (duh!), scent free and will run through your fingers if liberally applied. You will get a lot of applications out of it unless you practise the 'water fountain squeezy - bottle effect'. I will not bore you with the contents as we all know its petroleum based and if you are worried about it irritating you or your child you will examine the label with a careful eye when you are perusing your options in the Health and Beauty aisle.
One top tip with this is to put a smaller amount into a little plastic bottle if you go travelling (outwards bounds, hiking, etc). It very useful to put a small amount on your hands at the end of the day in your tent or whatever and massage it into skin that has been exposed to the elements. Obviously a large 500ml bottle has all sorts of implications such as leaking and taking up space, but a smaller bottle would be hardly noticeable by comparison.
Summary: I find this product very useful for a variety of different purposes.
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