Olive oil is one of the healthiest ingredients known to man. the benefits of Olive oil are not new found because people have been experimenting with it, using it, eating it, and treating with it for decades. What surprises us is that such a small number of people actually know that apart from being a great salad dressing, Olive Oil has a variety of various uses. This oil, as you shall see, is truly a blessing in disguise. Find out how as you read our article on the weird uses of olive oil.
10. Furniture Polish
The first weird use of olive oil on our list is to use it as furniture polish. You know how furniture gets a bit worn with the weather and as part of general wear & tear as time passes by. Well now you have the luxury to make your furniture shine while in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is mix a small cup of lemon juice or vinegar (which ever you prefer) with two small cups of olive oil. Put them in a spray bottle, shake it up, and spray it on the furniture. Leave the spray on the furniture for a few minutes and then as you start wiping with a clean paper towel, you will start to witness a squeaky clean surface peeping at you.
9. Hair conditioning and Exfoliation
Next up on our list of weird uses of olive oil is to use olive oil not only for conditioning your hair but also for exfoliation. Olive oil will give your hair the much needed moisture without which your hair look limp and luster-less. All you need to do for an at-home hot oil treatment is to heat up the olive oil a little bit in the microwave and drench you hair with it (it shouldn’t be dripping though). Cover your hair with a shower cap and let them sit for at least an hour. Later, just wash and rinse as always and voila, your hair will falls down in soft curtains of bliss. Same goes for your skin, olive oil can work miracles when it comes to exfoliation. Just rub a little bit into your skin and then scrub it. Wash as you do and you will no longer feel the need to moisturize after wards. Ain’t olive oil a blessing in disguise? Wait till you read what we have up next.
8. Curing an Earache
Next up is another neat little tip and a useful purpose where olive oil can certainly come in handy. You know how sometimes we get random ear aches and this happens especially in children. There can be various causes that lead to the ache and it can be very discomforting. All you need to do is put a little bit of olive oil on a cotton swab and dab it around the ear cavity. Not only will it take care of the pain but will also handle excess wax.
7. Removing Stubborn Paint Stains from Hands and Hair
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were perhaps painting a wall or a room in your house and somehow you got paint all over your hair and/or on your hands and stubborn as it is, it just won’t come off? We bet you have and that is precisely why you will find this particular tip to be very useful. Olive oil, weirdly enough, can be used to remove such stubborn stains from your hands and hair. Just rub a little bit of the oil into your skin or hair, wherever needed, and wash. Bingo, easy does it!
6. Olive Oil for Treating Hair Lice, Croaky Throats and Snoring
The next tip on our list of weird uses of olive oil is the fact that this amazing oil can be used to treat hair lice (something we all hate equally and would rather run away from) and croaky throats. For treating the lice all you need to do is apply some hot oil in your hair and then use a lice comb to remove the sticky things. For croaky throats, you need to take a sip of olive oil before you sleep. Not only will it rid you of your snores (thank the Lord) but will also handle the croakiness.