Posted by Olivia on Friday, June 9th, 2017
Father’s Day is fast approaching and we are always looking for new and creative ways to show dads how much we appreciate them. Show him just how much you care with Extra Virgin Olive Oil this year! Not only is this delicious liquid gold, rich with healthy monounsaturated fat and polyphenol a great gift for dads who love to cook and snack, but this versatile oil has a wide range of alternative uses as well. Perfect for the #1 man in your life!
A Smooth Shave – Use olive oil in place of shave cream or gel to get the closest shave ever! Make sure the area is clean by washing with a gentle cleanser. Apply a hot, damp towel to warm the area, then apply olive oil generously and let sit for a few minutes. Keep the skin moist with a wet washcloth and shave as usual. Olive oil is also known to reduce irritation and keep the skin moisturized, making it the ultimate close-shave secret weapon!
Refresh your Furniture – Remove scratches and beat up wooden furniture with a quick mixture of olive oil and vinegar! Mix one part olive oil and one part vinegar, then polish the wood with a soft cloth and voilà! Good as new!
Play Ball – Rub a healthy portion of olive oil into an old baseball mitt to soften the leather. Leave the oil on to soak in for about 30 minutes, then remove any excess oil with a soft cloth and you’re ready to take the field!
Grease Monkey Removal - Use olive oil to remove grease from skin after a long day in the garage! Simply combine one tablespoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of salt or sugar in your palm and rub thoroughly for several minutes, then wash off with soap and water. Not only does it get the grease out, the olive oil also acts as a moisturizer, leaving your hard-worked hands nice and soft at the day’s end.
Cast Iron Cooks – Olive oil works wonders for cast iron pans and skillets, always keeping them seasoned and looking good as new. Before cooking anything in a new cast iron pan, wash it with hot water and dry completely. Rub a bit of olive oil onto the surface of the pan, put it upside down in a 350 degree oven (put a cookie sheet underneath to catch any drips of excess oil) and leave it for an hour. Turn the oven off, let the pan cool in the oven, and you have yourself a seasoned skillet! Instead of cleaning your dirty pan with harsh dish soap and removing your hard-earned seasoning, scrub your pan with a mixture of coarse sea salt and olive oil, then rinse with hot water, dry thoroughly and rub down with another hearty layer of olive oil. Follow these tips and your cast iron will stay perfectly seasoned!