Olive oil ‘the golden elixir’ is more than just a healthy cooking oil. It is a versatile medium with some interesting and wonderful properties. Want to know different uses of olive oil other than just cooking?
Most of us use olive oil for cooking, baking or massaging our hair and body. But did you know this magical oil can be applied for variety of unique uses. Read on these 10 genius ways to use olive oil around your home.
Uses of Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil):
- Unsticking a zipper
- Leather accessory conditioner
- Stop a throat tickle
- Get rid of tough stains from hair and skin
- To remove sticky labels
- Soothes diaper rash
- Soothes stretch marks
- Oil Pulling for oral hygiene
- Prevents from getting a hangover
- Use as shaving cream
Now, let’s explain every benefit.
- UNSTICKING A ZIPPER
Olive oil can be used as a lubricant to unstick a stuck zipper. Just take some olive oil in a cotton ball and dab on the zipper and help loosen the mechanism.
- LEATHER ACCESSORIE CONDITIONER
Genuine high quality leather tend to dry up after cleaning hence conditioning with olive oil after each cleaning provides long lasting moisture for cracked and damaged leather sofas or shoes .
- STOP A THROAT TICKLE.
A spoonful of olive oil will line your throat and stop the itchy flicker that is making you cough.
- GET RID OF TOUGH STAINS FROM HAIR AND SKIN
Olive oil makes it easy to remove sticky substances like paint and chewing gum from hair. Apply oil on the affected area and leave for 10 mins and slowly take out the sticky mess with a tissue. For removing tough stains like hair dye, car grease, permanent marker ink or oil paint from skin, mix few drops of olive oil with one teaspoon of sugar to create a gentle but effective scrub.
- TO REMOVE STICKY LABELS.
Apply a bit of oil onto a paper label or sticker and Let it sit for a 15 minutes. Sticker will easily come off without leaving any messy residue.
- SOOTHES DIAPER RASH
Extra virgin Olive Oil being an excellent anti-inflammatory helps soothe diaper rashes. Rubbing olive oil around the diaper rash reduces the irritation while moisturizing and hydrating the baby’s sensitive skin.
- SOOTHES STRETCH MARKS.
Being a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin E .Applying extra virgin Olive oil on a regular basis helps soothe stretch marks and help you get rid of them in due course.
- OIL PULLING FOR ORAL HYGIENE
Take a tablespoon of high quality organic EVOO and swish it in your mouth for 15-20 seconds and spit it out. Being a rich source of antioxidant and having antibacterial properties it helps get rid of bad bacteria in your mouth, prevents tooth decay, reduces cavities, removes bad breath, and strengthens gums and teeth. Overall it helps improve oral hygiene
- PREVENTS FROM GETTING A HANGOVER
Lining your stomach and intestines before consuming alcohol with a high grade extra virgin olive oil can help prevent a hangover as it slows down the rate of absorption of alcohol.
- USE AS SHAVING CREAM
If you have run out of your shaving cream, don’t worry, just lather some extra virgin olive oil and shave normally .Extra virgin Olive oil acts as a natural lubricant and protects your skin from razor cuts and also acts as a moisturizer.
Some of these properties and uses just reinforce our love for this great natural oil and provide the icing on this wondrous cake, this is one of the another uses of olive oil.