8 Amazing Uses for Olive Oil

Take your olive oil outside the kitchen to upgrade your beauty routine, polish furniture, or solve problems around your home

olive oil uses

1. Get oil-based paint out of hair: Apply some oil to the drops of paint in your hair and gently work out the paint with a comb. For a large amount of paint, soak the area with oil and wrap it with plastic wrap. Once the paint is loose, you can use a comb to remove it.

2. Release a stuck zipper: Dab a Q-tip in olive oil and carefully rub it on the teeth of the zipper. It should move freely.

3. Polish wood furniture: Combine two parts olive oil and one part lemon juice to create a homemade polish. Rub it gently into the furniture and allow to air-dry.

4. Remove makeup: Place some olive oil on a cotton ball or pad and apply gently to your eyes or other areas. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

5. Add it to a bath: Use a few tablespoons of olive oil in your bath to get extra soft skin.

6. Get rid of head lice: Coat your child’s hair in olive oil and wrap it with plastic wrap around the entire head (not over the face). Leave the wrap for 2 to 3 hours before washing the hair with shampoo. Remove any dead lice with a comb. 

7. Clean stainless steel: Buff stainless steel appliances or sinks with a dish towel and some olive oil, then dry with a paper towel.

8. Replace shaving cream: Rub oil on the area to be shaved and shave normally. Wash the area with warm water and use a towel for drying.

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