On the homestead, we love anything--and anybody, that works overtime. Like olive oil. So we keep it around in great big quantities for when we need it for more than dressing our salads.
Here's a quick list of 8 ways to get more mileage from your EVO:
- Eat it!
It's contains beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, so add it to your salads every chance you get.
- Stop a squeaky hinge.
Grab the olive oil instead of the the WD-40 next time you have a squeaky hinge.
- Polish your wood furniture.
Olive oil helps remove dust from furniture and gives it a shine. Add a teaspoon to a quarter-cup of lemon juice, to make a non-toxic, petroleum-free polish that gently cleans wood surfaces.
- Clean and polish your barn boots.
Add a little bit of oil to a lint-free clothe, then buff your boots.
- Remove paint from your hands...and your hair
Scrub your paint-splattered hands with olive to clean and soften your skin. Add a little coarse Kosher salt for an extra scrub. To remove paint from your hair, apply the oil liberally then let it set for 10 minutes.
- Polish brass
- De-tangle your horse's mane...or your own
Olive oil is what I use to get the twisted knots out of this gelding's really long mane. (Keeping it lightly oiled when it's wet seems to help prevent tangles.)
- Remove tree sap
When the Mr. Firewood Stacker came in today after loading one and half cords of wood, I handed him the olive oil to clean his hands...and the bottom on his shoes.
What other ways do you use olive oil around your place?