Unstick a Zipper
Silence Squeaky Hinges
Clean Garden Tools
Clean Up Paint on Skin
After you've finished up a painting project, rub some olive oil into your skin to remove paint from your hands naturally, without harsh chemicals. Let the oil soak in for about five minutes to loosen the paint, and then rinse with water.
Moisturize Wood Furniture
Remove Stickers and Labels
Empty glass jars can be repurposed in so many ways, if only you can get off those pesky labels! Remove stuck-on price stickers and labels by working a little olive oil into the adhesive. The oil should help to loosen the label and make it slide off.
DIY an Emergency Oil Lamp
You can DIY an oil lamp with not much more than a dish or jar, some olive oil, and a length of lamp wick or 100 percent cotton rope. These makeshift lamps are great for gifts or for general ambience, and they're handy to have around for emergencies. A tablespoon of olive oil will burn cleanly and brightly for several hours.
Lubricate Cooking Measures
Sticky things like honey, molasses, or peanut better are tricky to get out of measuring cups and spoons. Rub or spray a little bit of olive oil into them before filling, and the contents will slide out more easily. Cleaning them will be easier too.
Condition Cutting Boards and Knife Handles
Prevent Razors from Rusting
Make an Ointment
You can make a natural alternative for petroleum jelly using olive oil and beeswax. Just combine one part beeswax and four parts olive oil in a pot on the stove, and heat the mixture slowly over a low flame until the beeswax melts. Pour the liquid into a jar and let it cool, and it's ready to use. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils if you’d like a little fragrance.
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Prevent Dirty Nails
It will be easier to clean the dirt off your hands after gardening if you rub some olive oil into and around your fingernails before you start. When you wash up, any dirt that has gotten caught under your nails will slide out more easily.
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