oil is a good lubricant because its molecules easily slide past one another,
thereby helping solid objects to overcome friction,” says Wolke. “Its film also
fills up microscopic rough spots in surfaces, making them look polished and
Olive Oil to:
oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream. 2.
Shine stainless steel. Many cleaning standbys, such as ammonia,
can dull and even corrode chrome and stainless steel. Olive oil, however, is a
safe and effective shining agent. 3.
Remove eye makeup. Dab
a little under the eyes and rinse off with a washcloth. 4.
Prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder. Rub
a thin coat on the base of the holder before inserting a candle. Dripped wax
should peel away easily. 5.
Care for your pet. Add
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to your cat’s food to help prevent hair balls. 6.
Moisturize cuticles. Apply
a small amount of olive oil to the nail beds. 7.
Treat dry skin. Rub
a thin layer over the skin after a shower or a waxing. 8.
Unstick a zipper. Using
a Q-tip, apply a drop to lubricate the teeth. (Avoid touching the fabric.) The
zipper should move up and down freely. 9.
Dust wooden furniture. Apply
a bit of oil to a cloth and wipe. 10.
Silence squeaky doors. Lubricate
hinges by applying a small dab to a cloth, then wiping the top of the hinges so
that the oil runs down the sides.