97 Uses for Skin So Soft Bath Oil

The Many Uses for Skin So Soft Bath Oil

When we think of Avon Skin So Soft, it’s usually a green or blue Avon bottle with SSS on the front of it. It has been used by millions of women to keep their skin soft and shiny. Over the years, though, Skin So Soft has gotten a reputation for repelling mosquitos better than half of the repellents we find in stores. Since then, it’s been used even by men while they’re working, fishing, and performing other outdoor activities. Over the years, many Avon SSS users and representatives have found many others uses for this bath oil, making it truly an extremely versatile product!

While I can’t market Skin So Soft as a repellent (due to FDA guidelines & restrictions), I can tell you my personal experience, and that of several customers of mine, with SSS Original bath oil formula is that (in addition to some of the below tips) it repels mosquitos, fleas (kills them, too) & ticks for pets & their people, and horseflies off of horses.


1. Bath oil and after shower moisturizer

2. Can be used daily to remove makeup and mascara

3. Tanning oil (PLEASE NOTE: NO SPF!)

4. Massage oil

5. Hot oil treatment to soften nails

6. Mild insect repellent

7. Helps to retain your skins elasticity. Great for preventing stretch marks

8. Helps to relieve dry, itchy skin

9. Cleans off adhesive left on skin from bandages

10. Cleans pen ink and marker off skin

11. Cleans grease and oil off skin

12. Removes paint from hands (better &  safer than turpentine)

13. Put 2 capfuls in liquid soap and use it as a shaving cream. It’ll help prevent razor burn

14. Soothes light sunburn

15. In many cases, has helped soothe psoriasis

16. Heals cracked skin with 2-3 days

17. Use as a detangler

18. Put 1-2 cap full in LIQUID SOAP and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Razor glides with no razor burn

19. Pour a little into your Foot Soaker, helps feet relax

20. Removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most non-pourus surfaces

21. Original Scent works GREAT on Head Lice! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Wash out thoroughly (maybe even under an outdoor faucet). LICE ARE GONE! You will need to wash the hair 2-3 to remove the oiliness. Ajax dish detergent usually works great with just 1 wash to get the oil out.


22. Use towlettes around window and doors – keep bugs out

23. Kills ants instantly

24. To keep ants out – Dip a cotton ball in the SSS and rub around window seals and doors

25. Wash cabinets with 1 capful in your wash water to prevent ants from getting in

26. Kill ant beds by spraying directly on the ant bed

27. Cleans ink off rubber stamps

28. Spray on window and porch screens to keep midges and “no-seeums” from coming in

29. Wood cleaner and conditioner for cabinets and furniture

30. Removes glue and adhesive left from price tags and labels from glass, metals and most plastics.

31. Removes soap scum from shower doors, curtains, bathroom and kitchen fixtures

32. Removes lime and water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows

33. Oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that wont slip together

34. It’s a fabric softener in the wash

35. Cleans ink off most vinyl painted surfaces

36. Takes fur and animal hair off of clothing

37. Cleans most heavy oil and grease from non-porous surfaces

38. Removes crayon markings from appliances and other hard surfaces, including painted walls

39. Clean and conditions leather

40. Use it on the air conditioner filter. Your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter will be easier to clean in the future

41. Cleans paint brushes and keeps them looking like new

42. Removes gum from carpets and car interiors

43. Removes scuff marks from leather shoes

44. Removes liquid nail (paneling glue)

45. Spray around and in trash cans and on the lids to prevent maggots and other insects

46. Removes “ring around the collar”

47. Removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing

48. HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS: To deter bees – try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface. Do not put the SSS on the spouts, as it may harm the Hummingbirds.

49. Great Furniture polish (only a small amount needed)

50. Put SSS in one of the bottles you attach to your backyard hose and spray your entire backyard. Will cut down on ants and other creepy crawlies and flying bugs

51. After killing hornets and removing nest, spray area to prevent them from re-nesting in the same area

52. Use on running rails to make sliding doors and windows slide easier

53. Spray on flowerbeds to keep deer from eating the blooms

54. Kills spiders

55. To keep spiders out, wipe all wood framed doors and windows

56. For tomato plants – Spray a mixture of 1 part SSS and 2 parts water to keep the worms off. Adding vinegar works fine, too. Spray every 2-3 days.

57. Cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods and counter tops

58. Spray on Orchids and other flowers to help retain moisture and keep bugs away

59. Clean baseball caps by spraying with SSS and rubbing the dirt & oil away

60. Clean cherry wood cabinets

61. Great for killing and repelling earwigs

62. Use a fragrance while making candles

63. Spray on door and cabinet joints to lubricate

64. Spray on urine stains before washing to prevent smells

65. Spray canvas lawn furniture to help repel insects

66. Wipe down the base of your bird bath to keep insects away

67. Use 1 capful in landscape ponds to keep them from becoming hatching grounds. Do not use if you have fish in the pond

68. Spray small metal or wood stakes down with SSS and put them throughout the garden to keep deer, rabbits, raccoons, and other animals out

69. Spray the inside of your Diaper Genie to help prevent odors

70. If a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing to keep them smelling fresh

71. As a deodorizer, spray into the air and let settle


72. Great insect repellent for your pet (As even recommended in “Outdoor Life” and “Field and Stream”)

73. Mix in pet’s bath water for flea removal

74. Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong “odor”

75. Tar and asphalt removal on pads of animals feet

76. FLEA REPELLANT: 1 1/2oz of SSS per gallon of water – sponge dip or spritz.

77. FLEA BATH: use after shampooing with a FLEA AND TICK SHAMPOO (your choice of brand)

78. Repel fleas from pet bedding by spritzing bedding and close surrounding area

79. Use as a detangler. Spray on a mix of 1 part SSS and 5 parts water

80. For dogs dry skin. 1 tablespoon in a gallon of water, use as an after-bath rinse. The SSS can help dryness & itchiness and make hair shiny & smooth.

81. Use on pet accessories such as collars to shine them up

82. Barns. Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of SSS can be sprayed 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 air out before refilling with bedding.


83. BLACK FLY SPRAY: 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water

84. Hoof polisher without drying

85. Muzzle, eye and ear enhancer

86. Use as a mane detangler

87. Use when braiding horse manes to prevent fly-aways and give it a healthy shine

88. For a horse’s dry skin – bathe like normal but with a capful of SSS to 5 gallons of water. Their hair will dry silky soft and with no itching


89. Removes tar spots from car without damaging the paint

90. Clean and moisturize all the vinyl in the automobile

91. After washing, spray on tires for a conditioner and shine

92. Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car – keeps air fresh and clean

93. Cleans Mechanics Hands

94. Removes tree sap

95. Use to polish plastic pieces on car trim and bring back their original color

96. Removes Love Bugs

97. Prior to traveling, rub SSS on headlights and car grill – makes cleaning easier

Now that you know all the different things it can actually be used for, I bet you’re wondering how to get it. Click these links to get your Avon Skin So Soft bath oil in Original, Soft & Sensual, &/or Radiant Moisture. They each come in 16.9floz bottles and 25floz bottles.


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Your Avon Lady,

Beth Bailey

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** AVON makes no claim of these uses, nor have they ever. The above list has come from the many SSS users over the years and individual representatives. **