4. Leather Conditioner
Leather is one of the many luxuries in life, but it needs to be taken care of. Leather coats, purses and even baseball gloves all need to be conditioned to avoid cracking and tearing. Instead of wasting money on expensive commercial leather products, let olive oil take care of the job. Use a small amount and work into your leather products with a soft cloth. Let the OO work into the leather, and give it more time than you would for store bought products that may contain additional products to hasten the process.
5. Remove Paint & Sticky Residue From Hands
Artistic kids (and parents!) may find their hands and arms covered in paint from time to time. Rub on some olive oil (you can add a little sugar or salt too!) on your hands to help loosen paint quickly. Then just wash with soap and water. You can also use this trick with sticky residue like sap. The oil will penetrate the sticky substance and allow it to be washed off easily. You may need a few applications, but not only will it get rid of it, it will leave your hands silky smooth!
6. Furniture Polish
Run out of that trusty bottle of furniture polish and have guests coming over? Don’t worry, olive oil is here to save the day. Apply a small amount to a cleaning rag and begin to work into your wood furniture. Be sure to go with the grain! Less is more here, so that you don’t end up with a sticky residue.