Several things that we have in our kitchen cupboards have other uses besides cooking. With so much stuff in your cupboards, it might be hard to figure out what’s useful and what’s not. Thankfully, olive oil is an ingredient that has so many other uses besides just cooking. Be prepared to have your mind blown by these creative uses for olive oil from the Huffington Post.
- Make Up Remover
Makeup is designed to look flawless and as perfect as possible by using it. It’s also designed to last through any event and never come off. As lovely as it looks during the day, you should always take it off before you lay down to sleep. Olive oil can help you get even the most stubborn of makeups off. And, it’s an all natural, easy way to get it done as well!
- Bath Oil
Not only is olive oil good for eliminating make up, but it’s also the perfect addition to your next bath. Just add a bit of your favorite essential oils and 3-4 teaspoons of olive oil to your next bath. You’ll have the perfect smelling bath to relax and unwind in, and the olive oil will also moisturize your skin. But don’t use it for just your baths. Olive oil, in small amounts, can be used as a skin moisturizer as well. It can even help get rid of some very common rashes.
- The Perfect Shave
Olive oil can help you to get that perfect shave that you’ve always wanted. Use olive oil instead of regular shaving cream. The olive oil helps to moisturize your skin and keep it from feeling dried out after a shave. And, if that wasn’t enough, the olive oil also helps the razor get you a super close shave with fewer nicks and cuts.
- Hair Product
With how much olive oil can help your skin, it may not come as a surprise that it can do absolute wonders for your scalp. Apply just a few teaspoons of olive oil to your already damp hair, massaging it to your scalp and rubbing it through to the ends of your hair. Leave it in for thirty minutes or so before rinsing it out. The olive oil will help to condition your scalp as well as make your hair nice and soft. It also helps the cuticles in your hair to lay down flat, so you’ll have a sleek, neat look afterwards! You can also use olive oil to treat lice.
- Furniture Polish
Furniture is supposed to be used frequently, but you don’t want it to look the part. For your wood furniture, olive oil can be an amazing polish. To make this all-natural furniture polish, you add a teaspoon of olive oil to ¼ cup of lemon juice. No more nasty chemicals on your furniture or around your family! Want to polish your shoes with a natural ingredient as well? Get an old cloth, some olive oil and get to work. Your shoes will shine in no time.
- Lubricant for Squeaky Doors
You don’t need a smelly, somewhat toxic oil to make your door hinges squeak free. Get some olive oil and your doors will be 100% silent! Just spray or dab the olive oil carefully onto the door hinges and you’re good to go. Who knew?
- Cough Syrup
At the first sign of a sore throat, swallow a tablespoon of olive oil. The olive oil helps to soothe itchy throats, as well as keeps the back of your throat and your tonsils lubricated. This trick may work for snoring, too!
- A Cure for Earaches
We already know that olive oil is helpful for rashes, lice and sore throats, but it doesn’t stop there. Olive oil is also the perfect thing to use when you’re suffering from earaches! Use a warm bowl of water to warm up a bottle of olive oil. When the olive oil is warmed up (do not boil it or put it in the microwave), put a few drops of it into your ear.
- Sticker Helper
Parents always told their kids that once they put a sticker somewhere, it’s there for life, so they better be careful. Well, maybe you can let the kids be a little bit less careful now. If you dab the sticker with olive oil and let it sit for a little bit, it should peel right off. Olive oil can also get chewing gum unstuck!
- Lamp Oil
If you’re short a couple of candles the next power outage, you can use olive oil to fuel a lamp. You can also make your own by filling a glass jar, bowl or another non-flammable container with olive oil and inserting a candlewick. Cool, huh?