20 Unconventional Ways to Use Olive Oil Every Day!

Posted by Olivia on Thursday, April 12th, 2018

We love the versatility of olive oil in the kitchen and the numerous researched health benefits that come along with it. But did you know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil has lots of amazing uses outside of the kitchen as well? Check out these 20 unconventional ways that The Olive Press employees use olive oil outside of their kitchens:

1. Moisturize & Soften Skin – Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and great for the skin because of its antioxidant properties. It doesn’t clog pores and it’s loaded with Vitamin E and polyphenols.
2. Super Smooth Shave – The perfect 2 for 1 solution! Like we mentioned above, olive oil is a fantastic moisturizer and it helps the razor effortlessly glide over skin.
3. Furniture Polish – Mix olive oil with a touch of lemon juice, shake up in a spray bottle, spritz on your furniture and wipe away with a soft cloth. A wonderful natural and safe furniture or wood polish!
4. Eye Makeup Remover – Apply a few drops to a cotton ball and gently wipe away the day’s makeup. Another natural solution that will help moisturize your luscious lashes!
5. Remove Paint & Grease from Skin – Add a touch of salt or sugar to get those extra tough stains out.
6. Leather Polish – A light olive oil rub can help restore hardened leather. Work into leather with a soft cloth, let sit for half an hour, and then wipe off any excess oil.
7. Soothe Diaper Rash – Use olive oil in place of baby oil to treat and prevent diaper rash
8. Nail Care – soak a Q-tip in olive oil and apply to nails to moisturize cuticles and encourage nail growth!
9. Shine Up Brass – Apply a small amount of olive oil to a soft cloth and rub onto brass hardware for a shine like new!
10. Sunburn Treatment – Rub olive oil on lightly sunburned skin. The healthy fats in olive oil get rid of free radicals and can help repair short-term skin damage due to UV light exposure.
11. DIY Body Scrub – Combine olive oil and sugar or salt into a thick paste and scrub on body to remove dead skin and leave the skin glowing!
12. Lip Care – Dab olive oil on lips directly or combine equal parts olive oil and beeswax to make your own chapstick.
13. Grease Squeaky Hinges – Place a few drops of olive oil onto squeaky door hinges to lubricate and get rid of annoying squeaks.
14. Massage Oil – A perfect natural massage oil that leaves skin healthy and glowing!
15. Hair Mask – Create a mask with olive oil. Coat hair and let it soak in for about a half an hour then wash out for stronger, healthier, shinier hair.
16. Water Resistant – Wipe a bit of olive oil on leather boots, gloves, belts or bags to help them resist water, preserve quality and condition!
17. Free a Stuck Zipper – Dab on a few drops of olive oil, let sit for a minute or two, then zip as usual.
18. Supplement Your Pets – Check with your vet first. Add a few drops of olive oil to your cat or dog’s meal to give them the same amazing health benefits you enjoy from cooking with olive oil!
19. Sooth a Scratchy Throat – A spoonful of olive oil will do the trick!
20. Lose the Frizz and Static – Rub a small amount of olive oil on your hands (and reap the moisturizing benefits!), then run your fingers through your hair, followed by a stroke or two from a natural brush.


Try out some of these tips and tricks for yourself and pick up a NEW Bag In A Box so you can have olive oil on tap in the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, you name it!

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