Don`t Miss to Try These Incredible Uses of Olive Oil

amazing uses of olive oil

Olive oil is a well-known ingredient that is used in tonnes of delicious recipes. However, besides from making tasty dishes, olive oil has other applications around your house which you may found useful. Yes, it is costly but most of these uses require no more than a teaspoonful. Check out these out of the kitchen olive oil uses and see which one you want to try!

  • If you have a cat you know the struggle with hairballs. If you want to lubricate your furry friend’s throat and help its digestive system deal with the swallowed fur, add up to a ¼ of a teaspoon in their night-time food bowl.
  • If you want an efficient way to keep your skin moisturised, grab a cotton ball and add 2-3 drops of olive oil. Wipe your face with that and it will eliminate dryness without clogging your pores and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • To clean your cast-iron pan, make a paste of 1 teaspoon of coarse salt and some olive oil. Using a stiff brush, scrub the pan and rinse with hot water – this method is proven effective!
  • If you have just finished your painting project and your hands are covered in paint, scrub them with a little bit of olive oil and salt. The paint will be removed right away and your skin will be left exfoliated and soft without a trace of paint.
  • If you are using a lot of eye makeup including an eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadows and a pencil, you probably have a hard time removing it. Fortunately, even the toughest and even waterproof formulas can`t stand to the removal powers of olive oil. All you need to do is dab a little bit on a cotton ball!
  • This household use of olive oil is very practical. Let`s start with the fact that you can use it as a furniture polish. To polish your wooden furniture, mix olive oil and lemon juice in ratio 2:1 and using a soft cloth wipe the surfaces. This method will smooth out scratches and make the surface glossy. Your wooden furniture would look as if professional domestic cleaners just left the house.
  • Did you know that you can relieve an earache with the help of olive oil? Warm some olive oil and pour several drops in the affected ear – it will do miracles overnight! If you have a more serious ear infection, try infusing the oil with a crushed clove of garlic and repeat the method.
  • If you want probably one of the best hair treatments, reach for your bottle of olive oil! Warm 2-3 tablespoons of the oil (depending on the length of your hair) and apply to damp hair. Generously apply on the ends and make leave it for 1-2 hours. By doing this, you will condition your scalp and moisturise the hair repairing any split ends.
  • The magical substance can help you when you have to condition your leather couch. This also works great when you have to repair a scratch on it. Pour a small amount of olive oil on a cotton cloth and rub the damaged leather in a circular motion. This may come in handy especially if you are living on rent. Even if you have performed an immaculate end of tenancy cleaning, your landlord may decide not to give you back the full refund of your deposit as the sofa is scratched. Olive oil restores cracked leather – it just takes a little more time to penetrate into the material. This trick also works with leather shoes!
  • When you are suffering a rash or another skin irritation, applying olive oil on the spot relieves it. Another interesting fact is that the consumption of olive oil on a daily basis may help the treatment of psoriasis.
  • You can use olive oil to lubricate squeaky hinges. Wipe them off with a cotton ball dipped in some oil and the creak will be gone.
  • Olive oil can be very efficient when you have to eliminate head lice. Apply some on dry hair and using a nit comb remove any visible lice. Put on a shower cap and leave overnight. After that, coat the hair in apple cider and leave it for a few more hours. When you are done with the procedure, shampoo as usual and comb out any lice or eggs.
  • You can buff to brilliance brass and stainless steel with olive oil. Wipe off the surface so no dust or debris is left and buff it using a clean soft cloth and a few drops of olive oil.  
  • You can remove gum from your hair with the help of olive oil. Apply some on the spot and the surrounding hair and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. It will come right off with ease.

As you can see, olive oil is not only beneficial for its monounsaturated healthy fats. It can be used in various ways around the house – keeping a bottle of olive oil in the pantry is always a good idea!

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