We are most familiar with Olive Oil in cooking but did you know that the properties in Olive Oil make it great for your hair and skin too. I was amazed at all the uses I found for Olive Oil and how environmentally friendly it is compared to the chemicals usually used for the same purpose.
In an article by Jean Fisher from WhatsForDinner.net they shared about the benefits of Olive Oil.
* Reduce blood pressure
* Inhibit the growth of some cancers
* Benefit people at risk for or with diabetes
* Lessen the severity of asthma and arthritis
Non-cooking Olive Oil uses:
1.) Hot Oil Treatment: Made from Olive Oil, Honey, and Rosemary or Tea Tree Oil, heated and massaged into hair.
2.) Massage Oil
3.) Eye Makeup Remover
4.) Shaving Cream
5.) Fingernail cuticle oil
6.) Apply to lips to relieve chapped lips.
7.) Remove Paint from your skin: Rub olive oil onto the areas you have paint and allow to soak in for 5 minutes, then rinse with soap and water.
8.) Moisturizer: Rub olive oil daily to your dry areas, such as elbows, knees and feet.
9.) Exfoliator: Rub your skin with olive oil, then scrub with sugar or coarse salt, and rinse.
10.) Diaper Rash Ointment: Gently wipe olive oil onto your babys bum to help sooth.
11.) Bath: Add a few drops of olive oil and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to moisturize your skin.
12.) Lice: Apply olive oil to your hair and leave on for 40 minutes then shampoo two times.
13.) Cure an Earache: Use a cotton swab to apply olive oil to the outide of the ear cavity to help aid in earaches or earwax.
14.) Help for Frizzy Hair: Put a small drop of olive oil into your hand and rub your hands together and apply to dry hair.
15.) Stop Snoring: Take a sip of Olive Oil before heading to bed. It might lubricate your throat muscles, and stop the snoring.
Some of these ideas were found at Curbly.com, 25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil. Some of the others were found at GreenLivingTips.com, Non-food uses for olive oil. For the complete articles and more non-food uses for olive oil click on the links above.