Sunday, June 22, 2008

HANDY DANDY OLIVE OIL! who knew????

I dont know what is wrong with me, but I cannot get myself to fall asleep at night. I either watch movies, tv, or surf the web! haha surf! Ive always hated saying that...I like playing on the internet better! Anyways...lately I have been spending countless hours of late nights and early mornings playing...and I find some cool things here and there. Last night I found this great blog www.curbly.com. And within this blog I found this...

25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil!!!

I haven't tried any of them yet...and dont know that I will, so you should try and then let me know how you liked it! Seriously!! SO, please read, enjoy, and feel free to try using any of these alternative uses...better yet, I want to challege you to try at least one of them this week, and then write me and let me know how it went!!! thanks

Oh! PS. the blog has many fun and interesting how to's, DIY etc...

(1. Shave. Olive oil can provide a safe and natural lubricant for a close shave. Rub in an extra teaspoon after washing your body or face once finished.

2. Wood Furniture Polish. Wipe with a teaspoon of olive oil and a soft rag. Add a bit of vinegar of citrus juice to bulk up the cleaning power, and add a fresh scent.
3. Fingernails. Use a bit of olive oil to moisturize cuticles, or mix oil and water and soak your hands before a manicure.
4. Lubricate Measuring Cups and Spoons. Rub or spray olive oil on your measuring tools for easy clean-up of sticky substances like honey, grain mustards, and sugar syrups,
5. Control hair frizz. Comb a bit of olive oil through dry hair to tame the frizz and flyaways on humid days or in the winter.
6. Free a stuck zipper. Use a cotton swab to apply olive oil to the teeth of a zipper, then gently ease the tab down.

7. Care for your kitty. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to your cat’s food to help prevent hairballs, and provide a shiny coat.
8. DIY Lip balm. Mix olive oil and melted beeswax in a 1:1 ratio, with an essential oil for fragrance, and say goodbye to dry and chapped lips.
9. Stop Snoring. Take a sip of olive oil before heading to bed. It might lubricate your throat muscles, and stop yourself, or your partner, from snoring.
10. Shine stainless steel and brass. Rub a bit of olive oil on a clean rag to prevent streaks, corrosion, and tarnish.

11. Exfoliate your face and hands. Rub your skin with olive oil, then scrub with sugar or coarse salt, and rinse.
12. As you bathe. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to your running bath water. You’ll be amazed when you towel off.
13. Remove makeup. Dab a bit under your eyes, on your cheeks and forehead, then wipe with a damp cloth.
14. Cure an earache. Very carefully, use a cotton swab to apply olive oil to the outside ear cavity to help with earaches and excess wax.
15. Remove paint from your skin. Rub on olive oil onto messy hand and arms (or faces) and allow the oil to soak into the skin for five minutes, then rinse with soap and water.
16. Treat lice. Apply olive oil to your youngster’s hair, and leave on for at least 40 minutes. Shampoo twice, then apply a preventative.
17. Stop a throat tickle. Take a sip of olive oil to stop the itchy flicker that is making you cough.
18. Fix a squeaky door. Use a rag or cotton swab to apply olive oil to the top of a problematic hinge in your home or automobile.

19. Shoe polish. Rub down your shoes with just a spray of olive oil to maintain their shine.
20. Personal Lubricant. It works…
21. Soften your skin. Rub olive oil daily on notoriously dry areas, such as your feet or elbows, especially after a shower, shaving, or waxing.
22. Easy clean up of garden tools. Spritz some olive oil on your tools to cut down on dirt buildup. Read more here!
23. Condition leather. Rub olive oil into worn leather, such as a baseball glove, and let set for 30 minutes, then wipe away any excess.
24. As a hair tonic. Comb some olive oil through your hair for the vintage look of pomade without the build-up, or add a bit to wet hair for grungy, but clean, look.
25. Cure diaper rash. Gently wipe on olive oil to your baby’s bottom to help with the irritation of diaper rash.

5 comments:

Tara Maxfield said...

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN VOUCH FOR #20?

Pike's Place said...

hahahaha! yay! someone noticed that one! i wanted to say something about it but decided i would rather someone else say something first! AND leave it to you Tara to be the first! haha you would! and to answer you..no i cannot for the reason that we wouldnt need anything like that because we just cuddle...yep, cuddle all day and night. We cant kiss cuz i dont want to get prego!

Tara Maxfield said...

You silly girl! Did your mom forget to have the "birds and bees" talk with you? Good thing we are moving up there shortly, I can help educate you in the ways of the world...or at least how men think!

Missy said...

Very useful. I to also like Olive Oil, and who knew that it could be so useful...

Kristi said...

You and Tara are killing me! I can vouch for the diaper rash thing, not for myself - of coarse, but my baby had severe diaper rash - beyond red and a little dab of that for a few changes and viola! Fresh and new skin! Smooth as a baby's bottom!