Personal Uses:

  • It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.


  • It can be used to remove makeup.


  • Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).


  • Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.


  • Great massage oil for tired muscles.


  • Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.


  • Cleans ink off the skin.


  • Insect repellent. (Avon does not claim that it keeps insects away. But it has been tested by Good Housekeeping and has been found to have some benefits.)


  • Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.


  • Cleans oil and grease off of skin.


  • Painting something? Use Skin-So-Soft to remove paint from the hands. (instead of turpentine).


  • It soothes light sunburn and minor burns.


  • Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.


  • Rub on dry, cracked skin....helps heal skin in 2-3 days.


  • Put 1-2 caps full in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling smooth.


  • Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.


  • It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most non-pourus surfaces.


  • It can be used as a hot oil treatment to soften nails.




  • Household Uses:

  • Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling and flying insects out.


  • It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.


  • Cuts grease and dirt from range hoods.


  • Removes "Ring around the collar".


  • It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass,metals, and most plastics.


  • It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen fixtures.


  • It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.


  • It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.


  • It cleans ink most vinyl and painted surfaces.


  • It cleans heavy oil and grease from non-porous surfaces.


  • It takes fur off of clothing.


  • Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.


  • Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces. (If flat paint, dilute in water to limit oily residue visibility)


  • Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.


  • Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.


  • Use it to clean leather, it will also keep it soft and supple.


  • Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.


  • Rub all over window sills to keep ants out.


  • It cleans paint brushes easily and leaves them soft as new.


  • It removes chewing gum from hair and carpets.


  • A capful in the washer acts as a fabric softener and bug repellent.


  • It removes scuff marks from patent leather shoes.


  • Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.


  • Removes candle wax from furniture, carpeting, and clothing.


  • Removes Liquid Nail (paneling glue).


  • Two glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.


  • Soften a new baseball glove.




  • Automobile Uses:


  • It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.


  • Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.


  • After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.


  • Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.




  • Animal Uses:

  • It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (as recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream")


  • Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.


  • Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas and ticks off of them.....and in between spray them with the same mixture as above to help keep them off. (Also good for horse flies on horses)


  • Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.


  • Spray around pet's food dish (if fed outside), keeps the ants from getting into the food dish.




  • *Skin-So-Soft bath oil is approved by the FDA only as a bath oil. Avon makes no claims of these uses, nor have they approved of it's content.