The Versatility of Olive Oil

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If you think that olive oil can only be used in the kitchen then you better think again. There are so many ways you can use olive oil in your life beyond just cooking. Here are some great uses for olive oil:
·      Moisturize your skin – A small amount works well as hand lotion and helps cure cracked heels.

·      Remove stickers – Apply a few drops and spread over the sticker. Let it sit for thirty seconds and then the sticker should peel off easily.

·      Condition your hair – Apply to your hair after shampooing. Let it sit for twenty minutes and then rinse out for shiny, smooth hair.

·      Prevent hairballs – Add a few drops to your cat’s food to prevent hairballs and make their fur shiny.

·      Get off grease – If you have been working on the car an easy grease remover is just a teaspoon of olive oil!

·      Get rid of lice – Coat hair and scalp in olive oil and let sit for thirty minutes. Apply every day until lice are gone.

·      Lube – Got a squeaky hinge or a stuck zipper? Add a few drops of olive oil.

·      Recondition – Olive oil can be used to recondition wooden cutting boards and cast iron cookware.

·      Natural mascara – Dab on some olive oil to naturally darken and thicken lashes.

·      Shine stainless steel –Forget harsh chemicals. Just use a rag and a dab of olive oil to get stainless steel shiny once again.

·      Stop mosquitoes from spawning – Add some olive oil to standing water to keep mosquitoes out.

·      Condition leather – Olive oil works great for all types of leather.

·      Prevent rashes – Heat rash and diaper rash can both be prevented with a little olive oil application.

These are just a few of the many great applications olive oil can have in your home. It is truly something you want to keep stocked!

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This guest post is contributed by Debra Johnson, blogger and editor of She welcomes your comments at her email Id: - jdebra84 @


  1. This was a very interesting post...I loved it! I knew olive oil could be used for some things, however, you've shown me more...Thanks for the share! Wishing you a Happy Spring! Loretta

    1. Loretta, I am happy to see you as always. Thank you for your kind comments.


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