Olive oil is a precious gift of nature and compulsory to attend every home. Except for healthy cooking, it can be used for many other things. You may know and practice some of them and some may surprise you.
- Diaper rash. Gently brush the babies’ butt with olive oil to reduce irritation and redness of the skin.
- Against cough. Mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 cup of honey and half a cup of olive oil. Warm the mixture and stir well. Take one tablespoon on every 3-4 hours.
- Against constipation. Olive oil can be used as a laxative. Drink 1-2 tablespoons.
- For dry skin. Olive oil makes the skin soft. Use it on the elbows, knees, heels or if you have cracked nipples from breastfeeding.
- The exfoliation of the skin. Mix olive oil with salt or sugar and use it as a body peeling.
- For removing makeup. Inflict olive oil with a cotton pad under the eyes, on the forehead and cheeks and then remove the makeup with clean damp towel.
- To soften the cuticles. Before you do manicure, dip your hands in water with olive oil or coat your hands with oil and leave them coated for 10 to 15 minutes. You can easily remove the cuticle and the rest of the skin on your hands will stay soft and supple.
- Natural lip balm. Mix equal amounts of olive oil and bee wax and honey. Add 1-2 drops of essential oil for a nice scent and now you have a natural way to care for cracked lips.
- Instead of shaving foam. If you do not have foam or shaving gel, olive oil can serve as a natural skin moisturizer. The skin remains smooth and soft.
- Hair Care. Inflict olive oil all over your hair. Wrap the cloth that was previously soaked in hot water and leave it to act for 30 minutes. Then nicely wash hair with shampoo.
- The flying hair. Inflict few drops of olive oil on hands and move the fingers through the hair to prevent frizz.
Practical for the home
- Chewing gum in hair. Surely when you were little you happened to paste gum in hair. In this case most people cut the hair. But oil is a great way to remove gum without you missing a single fiber. Inflict oil on your fingers and rub your hair on a troublesome place.
- Care of skin products. Brush leather shoes or gloves with olive oil. Leave to act for 30 minutes and then remove the residue with a soft dry cloth.
- Protection of wax. Have a nice candle holder and want to save it as a new one? Brush the surface with olive oil. The oil will prevent the wax caps to stick to it.
- Protect your cat. When cats lick themselves, most of the fibers are collected on their throat. To help your cat, add ¼ teaspoon of olive oil in the cats’ dish. Also, the coat will get more shine, and can reduce or prevent molting.
- For a stuck zipper. Use cotton swab or cotton pad to precisely apply oil on the teeth of the zipper without touching the fabric. The zipper should move freely up and down.
- For a stuck ring. Rub your finger with massage oil. Turn the ring until it is out.
- For painless bandage removal. Coat the patch and place it directly on the oil, before pulling off. This will prevent painful plucking of hairs.
- Against creaking doors. Use a cloth or cotton pad to apply olive oil on the hinges of the door to the house or the car door. It will act as a lubricant.
- Protecting the snow shovel. Before cleaning the snow shovel, coat it in oil. This will prevent adhesion of snow to shovel.