“That was some trip, your mother oiling you and patting you all over with scented oil. The comforting sensation is still with you, isn’t it? Get acquainted with it again; buy yourself a big bottle of baby oil and keep it on your bathroom shelf.” Stan Place, Stan Place’s Guide to Makeup (1981)
I (and my mother) swore by baby oil when I was growing up. She bought the lavender-scented gel kind, and all my sisters used it. In the last few years, I’ve sworn by vitamin E oil, which I buy at Family Dollar and mix with perfume oil for a nice scent.
But I found a bottle when I was cleaning out my father-in-law’s bathroom, and decided to give it a try. The sensation of rubbing it on is nice, yes, but at the end of the day, while your skin isn’t itchy, it has a strange, papery feeling to it. Smooth, but not silky or moisturized.
So unless you have some weird diaper fetish, you can do better that J&J.