This much-touted for it’s health benefits pantry staple is perfect for a million things in your household and you can save a bundle using it for beauty and cleaning purposes rather than buying expensive drug-store items. Try these tips today!
Cuticle oil– No need to buy a special cuticle cream in stores. Olive oil is a great way to keep cuticles moisturized and to prevent damage especially in the dry winter months..
Sooth a sunburn– A thin coat applied to the affected area will help with the irritation and help to moisturize the damaged skin.
Get paint or crazy glue of your skin– Just apply, let sit for a minute and it will come right off.
Chapped Lips.- Just smooth a thin coat over dry lips for instant relief.
Hot oil for hair-Warm up a small amount of olive oil, massage into hair, and wrap with a towel for 20-30 minutes, then rinse. It’s a great conditioning treatment!
Ease Snoring– Swallowing a teaspoon full before bed will help lubricate your throat to prevent snoring during the night.
Soothe a sore/scratchy throat– Same deal as above; a little bit of oil will help to relieve irritation from your typical throat ailments.
Shaving cream– Apply to skin for a close and moisturizing shave.
Cradle Cap– Apply a little to the baby’s head and exfoliate with a warm washcloth.
Stuck zippers– A little goes a long way. Use a Q-tip to put some oil on a zipper and it will slide free!
Sugar Scrub– Mix some olive oil and sugar for an amazing face and body scrub.
Fix Squeaky doors– Coat the door hinge with some olive oil to ease the squeaking.
Use as a Goo Gone– Drench the offending sticky goo and then peel or scrub to remove.
Face Wash– Rinse your face with equal parts olive and castor oil. Clean and wipe off with a warm towel.
Kill lice– Warm olive oil and brush through scalp. Wrap in towel for 45 minutes. Repeat for ten days until completely cleared.
Eye makeup remover– Massage with a cotton ball into closed eyes and rinse to get rid of all makeup residues.
Use instead of butter in recipes– This is the perfect substitute if your trying to find a healthier or non-dairy alternative to butter. Make sure you use slightly less than what the recipe is asking for.
Shoe Polish- Rub into shoes with a cloth or rag to condition and make your shoes look brand new.
Earaches– Warm olive oil and drop with a cotton ball into ear. Massage for relief.
Condition your cutting board or cast iron skillets- Rub a little oil into your board with a cloth to condition a dried out, wooden board. Slather some on a cast iron skillet and then heat in an oven at 350 for about a half hour.
Furniture Polish– Add a small amount to a rag to polish wood furniture. It makes the wood look squeaky clean while conditioning the wood at the same time!