Don’t you love it when you find that one of your regular household or pantry staples has many uses? That olive oil you’ve been religiously keeping stocked with your spices is one of those! Turns out, it’s not just an oil that’s great for dipping your favorite crusty bread into, it has uses far beyond your imagination. Here are 10 ways to use olive oil, that don’t involve food.
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1. Remove Smudges From Stainless Steel
If you own a stainless steel appliance, you probably have a love-hate relationship with it. When it’s clean, it looks gorgeous. But when it’s covered in dripped liquids and dirty fingerprints, it looks plain awful. If you take a VERY small amount of olive oil and rub onto that fridge, oven and dishwasher with a soft cloth, you will be amazed how your appliances look like new again. Be sure not to use too much, or you’ll end up with a sticky mess.
2. Beauty Products
More and more women are making the move to using more natural products when it comes to their beauty routine. If that’s you, you should consider integrating olive oil. It can be used as an eye makeup remover, hair treatment, eye cream, skin exfoliator and dry skin aid. By mixing with a combination of coconut oil, salt and baking soda, you will be amazed at all the things olive oil can do!
3. Dislodge A Stuck Zipper
A stuck zipper is super frustrating. Whether it’s on your favorite pair of jeans, your child’s sweatshirt or your beloved handbag, a zipper that won’t move just won’t work. Dip a cotton swab in some olive oil and then coat the teeth of your zipper. Begin working the stubborn zipper pull until it wrenches free, and go back to enjoying life!