9 Other Uses for K-Y

When I became a parent, I learned rather quickly that I had to figure out how to be resourceful. Unbeknownst to me, finding alternate uses for things to help out around the house was part of my new job.

We all know that K-Y personal lube is used to help with intimacy. That is its main purpose. But what you may not know is, there are several things it can do to help out around the house.

So, aside from making sex fun again after having babies, here are 9 Other Uses For K-Y:K-Y

1. Massage Oil

It’s made to glide, right? That’s what you need in a good massage oil. It’s also a great moisturizer so you’re softening your skin while getting the kinks worked out.

2. Eye make-up remover

I can be super lazy when it comes to removing make-up. I don’t wear it very often, so sometimes I forget it’s even on! Then I catch myself in bed, about to doze, and it hits me. The last thing I want to do is get up. Easy enough, grab some silicone K-Y and a tissue (it’s already right by the bed, right?), and use it as eye make-up remover. (It doesn’t work on waterproof mascara.)

3. Shave with it

If you run out of shaving cream, you can use K-Y. Or if you’re like me, and pressed for time but really need to shave under your arms, use some lube. Be sure to rinse it off when you’re done.

4. Remove sticker residue

Who’s kid is obsessed with stickers?

*Every parent with a toddler raises their hand.*

My toddler likes to put them on windows. Awesome.

Just rub some lube on it for a bit, and then wipe it off.remove sticker residueI don’t want to admit to myself how often I’ll have to use this one…

5. Fix a stuck zipper

Dab a tiny bit of lube on the annoying zipper and viola! It’s not stuck anymore. Be sure to be careful not to touch any fabric in case it might stain.

6. Shine your shoes

You can use silicone based lube to shine your patent leather shoes or boots. I don’t have leather shoes, so I tried it on my couch (in an inconspicuous spot), and it turned out really nice. It looks and feels “healthier”…if leather can do that sort of thing.

7. Hair gel

Usually I wear my hair up in the standard “mom bun,” but sometimes I have to let it down. When I do, it’s poofy, and out of control. If you have crazy fly-away hair like me, and need a quick fix, put some K-Y in your hands, and smooth it on your hair. But remember, just a dab will do!

8. Remove a ring

Have you ever had that feeling of panic while trying to remove a ring? When I was pregnant with my first, I kept my wedding ring on as long as I could. That was a mistake. Once I finally gave in, it was really hard to get off! If you end up waiting as long as I did, no biggie, just throw a bit of K-Y on your finger, and your ring will come right off!

9. Make an Ice Pack

Put it in a plastic baggie, seal it, and freeze it.ice packUse it on an injury to help reduce swelling. With little ones always getting hurt, this will be great in a pinch!

There you have it. Now you know the entire house can benefit from your stash of K-Y, not just the bedroom.

**This post was sponsored by K-Y. All stories and opinions are my own.

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  • Reply Jill @ Maggie May's

    oh my I’m blushing 🙂 hee he
    who would have thought there were all those uses? I can always use a good sticker removal. Those things are stuck everywhere! 🙂

    September 4, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      LOL!! Yes, I’ll be using it for stickers for sure!

      September 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Deanna

    Who Knew, I can’t wait to try it as sticker residue remover! Thanks for the tips!

    September 4, 2015 at 10:00 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Yeah, so random! Sure!!

      September 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I love this post so much! who knew there were so many (other) uses??

    September 4, 2015 at 12:18 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you, Lauren!! LOL, I know! Crazy!

      September 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply shann

    Great ideas. I never really thought about finding alternate uses, but this is super helpful. Especially taking off stickers.

    September 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! That one will definitely come in handy!

      September 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    Of course I couldn’t NOT read a post about KY! LOL!! I really like the ice pack idea!

    September 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Hahaha!!! Yes! I was pretty excited at how well the ice pack turned out!

      September 5, 2015 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    This is quite possibly the very best sponsored post I have ever read in my life! Well done my friend! Bravo!

    September 5, 2015 at 6:28 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Hahaha! Wow!! Thank you so much!

      September 5, 2015 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Christina

    Interesting. I didn’t know it could take off sticker residue and making an ice pack is a great idea!

    September 5, 2015 at 10:30 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It worked! And I love the ice pack!

      September 5, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Melissa

    Well who knew you could make an ice pack with KY? Very clever.

    September 5, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It has already proven to be quite handy! 😀

      September 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply DebbieZ

    Who knew??? This is awesome! The ice pack idea is genius. Thanks for sharing.

    September 6, 2015 at 7:51 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I am actually pretty stoked about the ice pack! Lol!!

      September 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply twitchetts.com

    Oh My Goodness!!! I had No idea that there were this many uses!!! I will use this for stickers and ice packs for sure!

    September 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    This is awesome stuff to know… I will have to awkwardly go buy some now. lol

    September 8, 2015 at 2:01 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com


      September 8, 2015 at 7:16 am

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