Many things that we have in our kitchen cupboards have other uses besides cooking, including olive oil. This is an ingredient that has so many other uses besides just cooking.
Health benefits of olive oil range from promoting better digestion, stimulating metabolism to lubricating mucous membranes and as olive oil is full of vitamins, minerals and proteins, it can also be used to keep skin, nails, and hair healthy and beautiful.
10 Unique uses for olive oil
1.Make Up Remover
Extra virgin olive oil as makeup remover cleans and moisturizes the skin, leaving a soft and pleasant feeling. Pour some water on the face and then add some extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad or directly on the skin and remove the makeup carefully. Then use water to rinse and wipe the skin with a towel.
Just add a bit of your favorite essential oils and 3-4 teaspoons of olive oil to your next bath. You’ll have the perfect smelling bath to relax and unwind in, and the olive oil will also moisturize your skin.
3.The Perfect Shave
If you want to get that perfect shave, use olive oil instead of regular shaving cream. The olive oil helps to moisturize your skin and keep it from feeling dried out after a shave. And, if that wasn’t enough, the olive oil also helps the razor get you a super close shave with fewer nicks and cuts.
4. Good for your scalp
Apply just a few teaspoons of olive oil to your already damp hair, massaging it to your scalp and rubbing it through to the ends of your hair. Leave it in for thirty minutes or so before rinsing it out. The olive oil will help to condition your scalp as well as make your hair nice and soft.
5. Treat bad breath
Another use of olive oil is to treat bad breath. Mix 1 tsp. of olive oil with 1 tsp. lemon juice and consume it on empty stomach.
For your wood furniture, olive oil can be an amazing polish. To make this all-natural furniture polish, you add a teaspoon of olive oil to ¼ cup of lemon juice. No more nasty chemicals on your furniture or around your family!
7.Lubricant for Squeaky Doors
Get some olive oil and your doors will be 100% silent! Just spray or dab the olive oil carefully onto the door hinges and you’re good to go.
At the first sign of a sore throat, swallow a tablespoon of olive oil. The olive oil helps to soothe itchy throats, as well as keeps the back of your throat and your tonsils lubricated.
9.A Cure for Earaches
Olive oil is also the perfect thing to use when you’re suffering from earaches! Use a warm bowl of water to warm up a bottle of olive oil. When the olive oil is warmed up (do not boil it or put it in the microwave), put a few drops of it into your ear.
If you’re short a couple of candles the next power outage, you can use olive oil to fuel a lamp. You can also make your own by filling a glass jar, bowl or another non-flammable container with olive oil and inserting a candlewick.