How to use - Olive Oil
Use as required for:
Shaving cream substitute, nail and cuticle care, tame hair frizz and flyaways, soften and moisturise skin, soothe nappy rash, polish shoes, and remove makeup.
Add a few tbsp to your running bath water.
Gently heat 125 ml Olive Oil and apply liberally to your hair. Cover hair with plastic and then wrap it in a towel. Leave for 45 minutes, then wash as usual.
Gather together 125 ml Olive Oil, 3 drops Lavender Oil, 3 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp water. Mix the olive oil and cider vinegar. Add water slowly until a smooth white/yellow cream forms. Add the Lavender Oil. Shake well before use every night as the mixture will settle.
Mix a 1:1 ratio of Olive Oil and melted Beeswax in a 1:1 ratio, with your choice of essential oil for fragrance.
Exfoliator or Remove Grease from Skin
Rub your face or hands with Olive Oil, then scrub with sugar or coarse salt before rinsing off.
Carefully use a cotton swab to apply Olive Oil to the outside ear cavity to help with earaches and excess wax.
Apply to hair and leave on for at least 40 minutes. Shampoo twice, and then apply a preventative.
Make a paste by mixing 3 tbsp Olive Oil with 4 tbsp salt. Use your fingers to gently smooth the paste onto your face. Leave for 1-2 minutes and then rinse off with warm, soapy water. Apply daily for 1 week, then use 2-3 times weekly.
Paint Remover (from skin or hair)
Rub onto skin or hair wherever there is paint, and let soak for 5 minutes before rinsing with soap and water.
Lubricate Measuring Cups and Spoons
Rub or spray onto your measuring tools for easy clean-up of sticky substances like honey, and sugar syrups.
Apply to the teeth of the zip using a cotton bud or cloth.
Apply to squeaky hinge using a cloth or cotton swab.
Add a tsp to your cat's food to help prevent hairballs, and help with a shiny coat.
Clean Garden Tools
Spray on tools to cut down on dirt build-up.
Rub olive oil into worn leather and let sit for 30 minutes, before wiping away excess.
Rub onto stainless steel and brass using a clean cloth to prevent streaks, corrosion, and tarnish.
Oil Paint Mix
To delay the drying out of your paint palette, make a 50:50 mix of Home Essentials Olive Oil and Safflower Oil. Add a drop to each ‘nut’ of paint on your palette.
Combine 2 parts Olive Oil and 1 part Lemon Juice or White Vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray onto furniture. Leave for 1-2 minutes then wipe off with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Add 175 ml Olive Oil and 125 ml White Vinegar or Lemon Juice to a bucket of hot water to polish while you mop.