For generations mothers have used it to smooth their child's skin and porn stars have wrestled in it.
But now the world's supply of baby oil is under threat from human rights activists, who claim the method of production is inhumane.
Alice Heathcote-Smythe from the Free World Coalition is to address a meeting of the United Nations next week, calling on all governments to outlaw the production of the product on the grounds of cruelty.
"For too long, people have suffered to make this oil and it's about time the world woke up and took notice." she says.
"I can't believe that in the 21st century we allow such abuse to continue in the name of profit."
The current method of baby oil production is to compress as baby no more than 18 months old under huge weights until the liquid runs out. The world's largest producers are Brazil and China, where it's estimated 5 thousand children a day are drilled for oil.
SC Johnson (a family company) sells more baby oil than any other manufacturer.
Spokesman Ted Johnson (no relation) said the firm was watching the debate closely and would give a considered 'sod off' afterwards.