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30 Helpful Uses for Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the popular ingredients in the kitchen, but it can also be found in the medicine cabinet and on the beauty shelf. The fact that it is rich in vitamin E and essential antioxidants has made it one of the most effective means of balancing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, preventing heart attacks and cancer and delaying aging.....CONTINUE READING

So if you thought that the best thing is to consume olive oil with seasoning, you’re about to be surprised! Our grandmothers found effective and useful ways to use this oil.

For some uses, olive oil can be replaced with another and more available oil, but olive oil remains the most effective oil for the job!

1. To prevent snoring – swallow a teaspoon of olive oil before going to bed.

2. To reduce stretch marks – massage olive oil on the skin.

3. To treat acne – prepare a solution consisting of 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 4 tablespoons of sea salt and apply it on the face for 1–2 minutes. The solution will clean the pores and keep the skin moist. Wash with warm soapy water.

4. To alleviate ear discomfort, place a drop of warm olive oil in the ear, being cautious not to use too much.

5. To lessen stomach ulcers and gallbladder pain, mix a tablespoon of olive oil with 3/4 cup of citrus juice or vinegar and consume.

6.Olive oil can serve as an alternative to shaving foam.

7. To strengthen your nails, soak them in a bowl with a small amount of olive oil for five minutes.

8. To restore dry skin on your palms, elbows, and knees, warm a few tablespoons of olive oil until lukewarm and apply it to the affected areas for softening. You can also make a mixture of olive oil and sea salt in a 3:2 ratio and use it while bathing.

9. To treat a cold, warm a combination of 1/3 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup of sesame oil, 4 drops of thyme oil, and 2 drops of rosemary oil, and massage the mixture onto the chest.

10. To treat dandruff, massage olive oil into the scalp and leave it on overnight. Wash your hair in the morning and rinse it with regular shampoo. Repeat this treatment for a week.

11. To treat dry or split hair, heat up some olive oil and apply it to your scalp for 45 minutes.

12. After hair dyeing, grab a soft cotton cloth and apply olive oil to wipe away any color stains on your skin. It might take some time, but it’ll help remove the stains.

13. If you want to prevent hair loss, mix 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, apply it to your scalp and hair for 40 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm or cold water. It’s recommended to repeat this process three times a week.

14. To treat lice, mix a tablespoon of olive oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil, apply it to your scalp for several minutes, comb your hair with a dense comb, and wash with warm water.

15. For toothache relief, mix drops of clove oil with drops of olive oil, in a ratio of 3:1 and use a cotton ball to apply it to the painful area. Please note that it’s not recommended for children, pregnant, or lactating women.

16. To remove mascara, drop a bit of olive oil on a cotton ball and wipe away the makeup from your eyes.

17. If you have a cough, you can try a natural remedy by mixing a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of olive oil. Alternatively, heating up some olive oil and using it to massage your chest and upper back may also help.

19. Swollen or red gums can be treated by rinsing your mouth with a solution made of water and olive oil. This will prevent plaque formation and neutralize gum disease.

19. To prevent diaper rash, gently apply a mixture of olive oil and water onto your baby’s buttocks.

20. If you’re looking for a natural way to polish your furniture, mix olive oil and lemon juice in a ratio of 2:1. Use a cloth to absorb the mixture and wipe down your furniture and stainless steel utensils.

21. To keep your garden tools in good condition, apply a small amount of olive oil to prevent dirt and corrosion buildup.

22. Say goodbye to squeaky doors by dripping some olive oil onto the hinges.

23. To prevent ingredients from sticking to your measuring utensils, pour a small amount of olive oil into the spoons and cups.

24. For digestive problems – swallow a teaspoon of olive oil every morning on an empty stomach. Another option is to drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

25. To clean leaves – mix olive oil and water in a spritzer and spray on the leaves. This will prevent dust accumulation and give the leaves a shine.

26. To clean floors and parquet – mix equal amounts of olive oil and lemon juice in a bucket of water, soak a dry rag in the mixture and polish the floor (be sure to clean dirt and dust beforehand). You don’t need more than a few drops of olive oil and lemon to do the job.

27. To prevent the accumulation of wax inside candlesticks – drip a little olive oil into the inside of the candlestick.

28. To maintain wooden utensils and cutting boards – after washing them with soap and water, dry them well and then gently wipe them with a cloth and a little olive oil.

29. To maintain knives – after washing thoroughly with soap and water, wipe the blades well, then drip a small amount of olive oil on a towel and wipe the blades.

30. Get rid of grease, dirt, and paint from your hands by blending a teaspoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of salt or sugar and massaging your hands with it until the dirt becomes unstuck, then use water and a clean cloth to remove. Repeat as needed.

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