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13-05-2015

Ten Surprising Uses For Olive Oil That You Were Unaware Of

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Recently, olive oil has been mentioned in the news as an excellent and healthy alternative to butter and other traditional cooking aids. However, there is more than meets the eye with this amazing and natural substance. What are ten surprising uses of olive oil that will blow your mind? Let's take a closer look!

1 - A Polishing Agent

If you have metal which has become dulled or tarnished over time, you may decide to use a chemical polishing agent. Unfortunately, some mixtures can be extremely harsh and may actually prove to be corrosive over time. Ten Surprising Uses for Olive Oil That You Were Unaware Of Ammonia is a perfect example of this drawback. Additionally, brand-name polishing and cleansing agents can be brutal on your skin while they are obviously toxic. If you have young children, this is an obvious concern. Wipe a bit of olive oil on a clean cloth and rub vigourously. You will be amazed to see how quickly the metal begins to shine again! This is particularly useful when used on antiques and other delicate items.
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2 - A Healthy Skin Scrub

We have already mentioned that olive oil is a great way to moisturise your skin and nails. However, there is also an interesting exfoliating property that should be mentioned. Pour a bit of olive oil into a small bowl. Ten Surprising Uses for Olive Oil That You Were Unaware Of Then, add a bit of standard (or brown) sugar into the liquid. Stir the concoction around until it forms a paste. If you find that you have used too much oil, simply add in a bit more sugar. Gently rubbing this mixture into your skin will help to remove dead cells. Not only is this just as effective as a commercially produced cream, but none of the harsh chemicals are present. For a bit of a scented kick, add in a few drops of your favourite essential oils. You will be amazed at how soft and silky your skin can feel after only a few applications.
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