Olive oils is a must have household and beauty product. It’s the best oil for cooking, salads, the healthiest choice in the kitchen. It also has amazing nourishing and moisturizing properties on our face and skin too. It’s an all-around miracle substance and I don’t know how life would be without it.
Aside from the usual uses we all know and practice, olive oil has a dozen of unusual uses around the house and we’ll share some of them with you. We promise they’re a life changer
Paint clean up
Whenever you’re painting or working with sticky substances which are hard to remove olive oil can be your salvation. Apply some olive oil and a little salt or sugar and scrub them a bit, the paint will slide off and you’ll benefit a nice, natural peeling as well.
Eye makeup remover
Why spend money on expensive make up cleaners when you have the most powerful natural alternative at hand? Olive oil can remove even the heaviest make up, including the waterproof mascara you’re having so much trouble wiping off your lashes. Just dip a cotton ball in some olive oil and wipe your face with it, you’ll be amazed from its power of cleansing.
Olive oil is an excellent furniture polish! It removes the dust and gives the furniture amazing shine. Just mix a teaspoon of olive oil with ¼ lemon juice and polish away.
Have you noticed the horrible smell all shoe polishes have? They’re headache inducing, which is probably due to the fact they contain a million chemicals, some of which you can’t even pronounce. Ditch the shoe polish and grab a cloth dipped in olive oil. It’ll make your shoes shine like new without giving you headache.
Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer which will help your razor glide along the skin without causing you razor burns, nicks and cuts.
Just a tablespoon of olive oil can soothe your throat and lubricate the back of the mouth when you’re suffering from a sore throat. It’s also a quick fix before a singing performance or stage speech, it’ll prevent you from clearing your throat so often.
You’ve probably heard about the hot oil treatments which are effective but also very expensive. Why spend all that money when you can enjoy the benefits of the treatment at home. Just warm up a few tablespoons of olive oil and massage it into your scalp and rub it through the ends. Leave the oil in for 30-60 minutes and rinse. The oil will clean and condition the scalp, make your hair silkier and will eliminate fizziness.
Ear ache relief
A few drops of olive oil are the best natural remedy for painful ear aches. Warm the bottle by placing it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes, and then pour a few drops into the aching ear. It’ll provide immediate relief. If you’re dealing with an ear infection combine the olive oil with a crushed clove of garlic, then strain the garlic out and drip into the ear.
You have some annoying sticker that just won’t come off? Just apply some olive oil onto the sticker leave it soaked for a few minutes and be amazed. The sticker will peel right off, no scrubbing or scraping needed.
Chewing gum remover
Chewing gum in the hair? No need to worry, you can leave the scissors alone; olive oil can resolve this problem easily. Just apply some olive oil directly onto the chewing gum and the surrounding hair and wait for 10 minutes. You can pull the gum right off the hair with ease.