Little known uses of olive oil

Besides health benefits or culinary value, olive oil is also very effective in preserving furniture, helping to beautify.

In the kitchen

Protect wooden cutting boards, salad bowls and wooden utensils

After washing wooden kitchen utensils, don’t forget to coat them with a light coat of olive oil to condition the wood and prevent cracking and fading. You just need to apply a layer of oil, let it sit on the wood for about five minutes and then polish it with a soft cloth.

Reduce stickiness

Before scooping honey, peanut butter, or mustard, dip the spoon in olive oil, the spoon will not stick to the other foods.

Helps stainless steel, silver… shiny

Dab a little olive oil on a soft cloth and rub it on stainless steel appliances like pots and sinks, faucets… to prevent stains, water spots, dullness…

Olive oil also helps silver avoid tarnishing quickly, even longer shiny. By simply dabbing a little oil on a soft cloth and rubbing it on your silver, you’ll help slow the oxidation that causes tarnish.

Peel off the paper labels

Put a drop of olive oil on the paper labels of glass and plastic bottles, jars, leave the paper labels on for at least 15 minutes and then peel them off. The label will peel off easily without re-sticking.

In the bedroom and bathroom or beauty

Keep pearls shiny

Pearls can become dull due to makeup, dust… To handle, you just need to put a little olive oil on a soft cloth and apply on each pearl, then dry the pearls. with a soft cloth.

Take off the ring

Having trouble removing rings or rings? Apply olive oil to your finger, then use a soft cloth to clip the ring and slowly slide it away from your finger.

Shine leather shoes

You can restore the shine to leather, rubber and natural leather shoes with a little olive oil on a soft fabric. However, be careful not to use it on suede.

Razor blade protection

To help the razor blade last longer and prevent rust, wipe the blade dry with a cotton ball or cotton swab dipped in olive oil, then allow the blade to dry before use.

Softens skin and softens hair

Olive oil is the ideal natural lubricant for rough cuticles. You can add a little to a warm bath to soften your skin in the shower.

You can also apply a little olive oil to dry hair to fix frizzy, tangled hair. Rub this mixture on your hands to smooth your hair to control dryness, you will find both your hair and the skin of your hands are more beautiful.

In case your hair is sticky with gum, olive oil also helps to remove it effectively. For skin stains such as hair dye, car grease, tar, ink, and varnish, you can mix a few drops of oil with a teaspoon of sugar to create a gentle yet gentle bleaching paste. effective.


Dab a little olive oil onto your skin to help remove heavy makeup, leaving your skin feeling soft. Olive oil is especially good for removing mascara as well as helping to moisturize dry lashes.

Olive oil can replace lubricating oil for door hinges. Image: Spruce.

Around the house

Fix creaking hinges

A few drops of olive oil will reduce the phenomenon of door hinges, cabinets, appliances squeaking.

Remove scratches on wooden furniture

You can restore the beauty of wood furniture by applying a little olive oil to cover small scratches on the wood surface. Apply oil with a soft cloth and then polish with a dry towel. You can make a furniture polish for weekly use by mixing 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Pour into a spray bottle and shake well before each use.

Beautify skin surface

Leather furniture, gloves, leather jackets… will become soft and supple after polishing with a few drops of olive oil with a soft cloth.

Thuy Linh (According to Spruce)


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