The Maids of Portland, Maine

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Olive Oil as a Home Remedy

~*~ Olive oil is one of the most beneficial products on the market, which should not be a huge surprise. However, there are some things you may not know about olive oil. Not only is it a wonderful addition to our diet, it also has amazing bebefits forn our health! The uses we are listing below do not call for direct consumption of the oil, so we do not recommend buying the most expensive oils out there.
... Cure A Earache: A lot of people swear that olive oil will cure an earache. We are not so sure, but we do know it will make it feel a lot better. Carefully use a cotton swab to apply the oil to the outside of the ear cavity.
... Help Soothe a Burn: Many people love aloe vera juice and so do we, but if that is not available olive oil works just as well. Cool the burn off with cold water and apply the oil every hour or so. In a couple of days the burn should be gone or a least a lot better.
... Polish Leather, Wood and Even Metal: Use two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice to polish wooden furniture. You can also use plain olive oil on conditioned leather to revitalize it and give it a nice shine, but be sure to wipe away excess oil after about 30 minutes.
... Make Your Own Exfoliate: Simply combine some sea salt and some olive oil and use as an exfoliate. Your skin will show a healthy glow and you are bound to save money by making your own!
... Fix Squeaky Doors: You can use olive oil instead of chemical or petroleum based lubricants. Simply apply oil to the hinges and around them.
... Care For Your Cat: Add a teaspoon of olive oil to help prevent hairballs as well as promote a healthy and shiny coat.

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