Each Friday, we try to feature a reader-inspired tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from three readers, who left the comments below on my post Two Ways to Remove Beach Tar From Your Feet.

I almost didn’t write the tip because I thought it was too narrow but boy, was I wrong. I was pleasantly surprised by all the comments and emails, including three that really stood out.

It turns out there’s an even better and cheaper way to remove tar from your feet and one of the five people who suggested this remedy is an ocean lifeguard in L.A. County so this is a voice of experience.

“Just completed my 34th summer as an ocean lifeguard in L.A. County and yes tar can be problematic. According to the experts it’s naturally occurring from the ocean floor. Any petroleum product will remove it but my favorite is baby oil. Small bottles can be purchased at drug stores for convenience and a cloth or gauze to do the rest of the clean up. Smells pretty good and is safe.” ~ John

“I’ve had tar problems in Florida in years past. I used baby oil and it came right off. Probably any oil would work.” Lynn

“Tar is common on south Santa Barbara beaches. Baby oil works OK but takes a little work.” ~ Wayne

So there you have it. Next time you go to the beach, bring some baby oil and a cloth or wipes, just in case you encounter tar and get it stuck on your feet.

Buy baby oil on Amazon.com.

Johnny Jet

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