Different Uses of Olive Oil

11 Unexpected Ways to Use Olive Oil

  1. Remove eye makeup. Dip a cotton pad into olive oil. Wipe it beneath your eyes and on your eyelids to remove eyeliner and mascara. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth and follow-up with your face wash.
  2. Soothe chapped lips. Make your own lip balm with olive oil. Mix some coarse sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil. For some flavor and aroma, add a splash of lemon juice.
  3. Moisturize skin. Apply a small amount of oil to nail beds to soften cuticles. A good time to do so? When you’re cooking with olive oil. Also, put a thin layer all over your skin after a waxing or a shower. It will act as an intense moisturizer to soothe extra-dry skin.
  4. Rejuvenate your face. Make an olive oil face mask. Try this recipe; you can even eat the leftover avocados.
  5. Get a shiny mane. Rub a few drops on the ends of your dry hair. You’ll be left with a glossy and shiny head of hair—and not have to buy a shine serum.
  6. Give your hair some overall TLC. Nourish, condition and detangle your hair with a DIY olive oil hair mask.
  7. Soothe stretch marks. When you have stretch marks, you’ll likely try anything to help get rid of them. Apply a generous amount of oil to affected areas every morning.
  8. Use it as a shaving cream substitute. If you’re out of shaving cream, lather legs with some olive oil. This natural lubricant will offer a close shave, preventing razor bumps and burn. Plus, it will moisturize your skin.
  9. Repair cracked heels. Give rough heels some attention. Exfoliate with a pumice stone, then apply olive oil to feet. Lock in the moisturizing treatment by wearing cotton socks while you sleep.
  10. Loosen earwax. Put some drops of olive oil in your ears for a few consecutive nights. It will help reduce earwax buildup.
  11. Get rid of chewing gum in your hair. Put down the scissors! Apply some oil to the gum and hair around it. Leave on for five to 10 minutes; remove the gum.

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