In many households, including mine olive oil is considered a food staple. But did you know that this oil contains health benefits as well as uses from personal care, green cleaning, home improvement as well as others.
Reduce bad cholesterol levels
Help fight breast cancer
While there are many ways to use olive oil, I have only included a list of what I have personally tried and know truly works. As I try more uses I will update as I go.
Lips - Apply a little to dry lips before going outside in winter.
Skin - Apply it directly to act as a moisturizer to fight dryness.
- Add two or three tablespoons to a warm bath to give your skin a good healthy soak. Add some essential oil for an added scent.
- An alternative to shaving cream
Nails - Moisturize cuticles by applying a small amount to the nail beds.
Feet - For dry and cracked skin rub olive oil over feet and then cover them up with socks and leave on overnight.
Furniture polish - Combine 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a bottle. Share bottle prior to each use to recombine the ingredients. Wipes away dust effectively and leaves a nice shine behind.
Improvements Around the Home
Lubricant - Works as an alternative to WD-40. For instance it is just as effective at fixing a squeaky door as WD-40.
- Rub a thin coat on the base of the holder prior to inserting a candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily.
Shoe polish - Rub in and leave for 30 minutes. Then wipe off any excess.
Thank you for reading!