After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is tug at my face with a damp piece of paper that’s supposed to remove my makeup.
I appreciate the convenience of makeup remover wipes, but they’re really not that efficient – and all that wiping can’t be good if we want flawless skin!
When I stumbled upon this JACKPOT of uses for olive oil, I was beyond thrilled to find a solution for removing eye makeup!
But I was even MORE thrilled to find out that olive oil can be used in so many more ways than just removing that stubborn eye makeup – and your wallet will be very thankful too!
Not only is olive oil more effective and convenient than commercial household products, but it’s also a lot healthier and SAFER! No dangerous chemicals – just the good stuff.
Here’s 8 Mind-Blowing Ways to Use Olive Oil Beyond The Kitchen:
#1: Fix a squeaky hinge
Instead of keeping petroleum-based aerosol lubricants that are extremely flammable around the house, just use olive oil! Traditional methods of fixing squeaky doors normally involve toxic chemicals, which also wind up causing clutter in your house since you rarely have to use them. Pour a little olive oil on a rag, and rub on the offending hinge to silence that nagging screech within seconds.
#2: Control hairballs
Talk about a lifesaver for all my fellow cat lovers! Just mix a teaspoon of olive oil in with your cat’s food. This will lubricate blockages in their intestines, smoothing the way for hairballs to turn up in the litter box, and not your living room.
DID YOU KNOW: The main type of fat found in all kinds of olive oil have been found to lower your total cholesterol and may also help normalize blood clotting. This type of fat is called monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and some research shows that MUFAs may also benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be especially helpful if you have type 2 diabetes, says the Mayo Clinic.
#3: Get a smoother shave
Instead of using shaving cream during your hair-removal rituals, use olive oil! This will give you smoother, softer skin — especially if you moisturize with olive oil in between shaves, too. Due to the softer hair and skin you get with olive oil, the razor is able to cut as close to the skin as possible without leaving irritating red bumps. Use it on your face, legs, head, or anywhere else.
#4: Polish furniture
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#5: Paint remover
For my fellow DIY-ers, this is a trick you HAVE to try! Gone are the days of cleaning those paint splatters with harsh fumes – just use olive oil instead!
#6: Prevent earwax buildup
Instead of using dangerous ear candles for earwax buildups, just use organic olive oil! A few drops of warmed olive oil in the ear can soften earwax, making it easier to leave the ear. After adding the olive oil, lie down with your ear against a towel, and let the oil and wax drip out again, according to Prevention magazine.
#7: Clean garden tools
Just wash your clippers and trowels to get rid of all the dirt and grime off, then rub them with a bit of olive oil using a clean cloth. Olive oil will not only make your garden tools shine, but it will also protect them from rust and even prevents dirt from building up on the surface.
#8: Remove eye makeup
Stop spending so much money on name-brand makeup remover solutions or pads! For a fraction of the cost, you can take off that stubborn makeup by simply pouring a drop or two on a cotton ball, then use it to gently rub off makeup. In addition, olive oil softens skin around the eyes and smoothes out wrinkles with repeated use.
DID YOU KNOW: Drugstore makeup removers contain ingredients you probably don’t want anywhere near the delicate area around your eyes, such as petroleum-based minerals, toxic fragrances, and irritating benzyl alcohol, according to Prevention magazine.
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