Have an old bottle of olive oil sitting around the house? Don’t throw it out!
Here are some creative ways to use this versatile product around the house:
– olive oil makes a great wood furniture polish and conditioner (though your local carpenter might not even know about it), and you can also use it on leather shoes to help bring back their shine, restore suppleness, and protect the leather. In both cases, start by wiping the surface down with a sponge or towel to remove dust and grime. Allow it to dry, and apply a light coat of olive oil, rubbing to allow the oil to soak in fully.
– It also makes a great lubricant and protectant for metal, which means you can use it on hinges, gardening tools, and kitchen knives. Make sure to remove rust and grime before applying the olive oil, to ensure the surface is as clean as possible. You can also use olive oil as a lubricant while sharpening knives; just wipe the blade down afterwards to remove any metal fragments!
– It can also be used for some basic pet care, including hairball prevention; a few drops of olive oil on pet food can act as a lubricant, and both cats and dogs can develop lush, healthy coats with a little more oil in their diets. Olive oil can also relieve skin irritation caused by fleas or dry skin, and it’s a great lubricant for sore, cracked paws; a common problem for dogs walking on sidewalks in the summer heat.
– olive oil has a lot of body care uses as well, for both adults and babies. It’s gentle and natural, which makes it good for people with sensitive skin or environmental concerns. Olive oil can make a great hair and skin oil, and it can also be combined with salt, sugar, or ground coffee to make an exfoliating scrub. The olive oil will smooth the skin while the exfoliants clean out the pores and remove debris.
Olive oil is rich in minerals, proteins & vitamins, especially in Vitamin E ~ which is a potent anti-oxidant.
Pure Olive & Shea Body Butter is a great product to use on your body , the olive oil Combined with Shea butter is a rich emollient & keeps the skin supple & silky smooth.