9 Uses Of Olive Oil That Don’t Involve Cooking

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Doesn’t it feel oh-so-good when you wake up in the morning and you can gently rub your eyes to give them an invigorating wake up call?

I LOVE that sensation… which is why I always make sure to remove all of my makeup before my head hits the pillow.

However, here I was at my boyfriend’s house in Italy with absolutely ZERO of my normal beauty products.

A few seconds of quick thinking later and I reached for the olive oil (considering I usually use coconut oil). SUCCESS!

It worked like a charm, which got me to thinking – what ELSE can olive oil be used for aside from cooking?

9 Uses Of Olive Oil That Don’t Involve Cooking

Remedy Diaper Rash
  • For a natural alternative to help ease diaper rash, apply a few drops of olive oil to your baby’s bottom
Remove Lice
  • Apply a liberal amount of olive oil to the head and let it sit for 40 minutes
    • Use a fine tooth comb
STOP Snoring
  • Sip olive oil before you go to sleep to lubricate your throat
    • Prevents and can help stop snoring
Shaving Oil
  • Acts as a lubricant and helps you achieve a closer shave
  • When finished shaving, massage a few drop of olive oil onto your skin to tame irritation and moisturize
Protect Razor Blades
  • Apply olive oil to razor blades between uses to keep them sharp and rust-free
Unstick A Zipper
  • Use a cotton swab to apply oil to problem area to help lubricate and loosen the zipper
Condition Leather
  • Apply a thin coat to leather items and let sit for 30 minutes
    • Wipe off any excess with a clean rag
Soothe Your Throat
  • Itchy throat? Relieve the sensation by taking a swig of olive oil
  • Sore throat? Add honey to olive oil to get fast relief
Protect Metal
  • Works for stainless steel and brass
    • Useful for tools of all kinds
  • To avoid tarnishing and corroding, apply a thin layer of olive oil with a clean rag
Polish Wood Furniture
  • On a soft and clean rag, pour a  little olive oil and polish CLEAN wood furniture (make sure to dust first)
    • Helps condition the wood
Polish Shoes
  • Grab a rag and apply a little olive oil to restore your shoe’s shine
Fix A Squeaky Door
  • Apply olive oil to the hinges to lubricate and eliminate squeaks
Prevent Hairballs (For Cats)
  • Add a teaspoon to your cat’s food to help prevent and loosen hairballs
  • Promotes a healthy and shiny coat as well!
Remove Paint From Hair
  • Paint splatter create a mess in your hair?
    • Take a cotton ball with olive oil to clean out paint
    • Also works for gum

Do you have something to add to the list? Please SHARE your olive oil lifehacks below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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