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Did you know that…?

Shaving

Olive Oil’s viscous and hydrating properties helps razor blades slide easily against the skin for a more delicate and less irritating shave.

 

Psoriasis and other skin irritations

Olive Oil soothes itchy, burning and generally irritated skin and is a valid aid for skin eruptions.  It can also offer instant relief for babies’ nappy rash. Regular and frequent use of Olive Oil can also help mild forms of psoriasis.

 

Throat Relief

If you are expected as the main speaker at  a lengthy congress or have to perform in a choral evening, swallow a teaspoon of olive oil before the performance to lubricate the throat. This is also an excellent solution for an itchy, swollen throat and for a dry mouth and tonsils.

Dry, chapped lips

If you never want have dry and chapped lips again, mix 1 part of olive oil with 1 part of melted beeswax, adding a drop of your favourite essential oil to prepare your very own, personalised lip balm.

 

Earache relief

This is possibly the most famous of “Granny’s home remedies”. A few drops of warm olive oil in the ear is a valid and effective aid to soothe a strong earache.

For ear infections, an infusion of Olive oil and crushed garlic, after filtering, can give relief to an infected ear.

 

Garden tools – easy cleaning

Spray a little olive oil on your tools to avoid accumulating dirt.

 

Nappy rash relief

After delicately cleaning the reddened area, massage with a few drops of olive oil to soothe the irritated skin.

 

Wax removal 

Pour some oil into the candle holder. When the wax melts and drips, it will come away without any effort and without rubbing.

 

Chewing gum

Often children get chewing gum in their hair. Just place a few drops of olive oil on the piece of gum and let it soften for 5-10 minutes  - then remove without any fuss.

 

Stickers and labels

To remove sticky labels, just rub for a few minutes with a few drops of olive oil and scrape the glue away quickly without residues.

 

Rust

Wipe with a slightly abrasive sponge and then dry well with an oil-soaked cloth.

Sugar residue

Have you ever tried to make home-made caramel? Delicious and easy to prepare, but afterwards, the only thing you can do with your wooden spoon is throw it away; to melt those sticky, sugar residues from dishes, pots and spoons, dab with olive oil, allow to react for a few minutes… and see how quickly they can be cleaned.

Sugar residue

Have you ever tried to make home-made caramel? Delicious and easy to prepare, but afterwards, the only thing you can do with your wooden spoon is throw it away; to melt those sticky, sugar residues from dishes, pots and spoons, dab with olive oil, allow to react for a few minutes… and see how quickly they can be cleaned.

 

Removing sea urchin spines

Have you ever brushed against a sea urchin by mistake? Surely you felt a terrible pain on touching the spines, which, with a little olive oil, can be removed from under the skin.

 

Detaching ticks

Dip your finger into a coffee cup of olive oil and drip a few drops onto the tick. Wait a little while (after a few seconds, the tick will open its mouth parts), pull and remove it with a pair of tweezers.

  

Sexual lubricant

Not only door hinges work better with a little lubrication. Olive oil is an excellent personal lubricant, as long as it’s not used with latex condoms. 

 

Head lice treatment

In the past, olive oil was the most commonly used natural treatment against dreaded head lice infestations because olive oil was able to melt the parasites’ exoskeletons and suffocate the more resistant specimens.

Carefully comb the hair with a special head lice comb then rub some olive oil into damp hair and leave on for at least 6/8 hours, covering with a shower cap. Apply a lotion of apple cider vinegar and let it react for the entire night. In the morning, wash the hair carefully and comb through with the special comb to remove the remaining eggs.

 

Wood furniture polish

Mix olive oil and a few drops of citrus fruit juice to make an excellent mixture to polish wood furniture.

 

Stainless Steel Polish

First, clean the area well and let dry. Then trickle a little olive oil on a cloth and rub the area vigorously for guaranteed results.

 

Unjamming a zipper

Apply a little olive oil to the blocked zipper with a piece of cotton wool, then move the slider up and down.

 

Cat care

Add a teaspoon of olive oil to your cat’s food to avoid fur loss and to keep the animal’s fur shiny.

 

Snoring remedy

Sip a little olive oil before going to bed. It could lubricate the throat muscles and help reduce snoring.

 

Removing paint and varnish from the skin

Rub olive oil onto the stained skin and let it react for a few minutes then wash with soap and water.

 

Creaking door hinges

Dab olive oil with a cloth all along and right to the top of the creaking hinge of a house or car door.

 

Shoe Polish

Rub shoes with just a light spray of olive oil to maintain  their shine.