10 Uses Of Olive Oil

When it comes to health benefits, no oil can catch up to olive oil. It has been long documented that the long healthy lifespan of people living in the Mediterranean region (where olive prominently grows) is due to their copious consumption of olive oil. From using it as the cooking medium to using it for beauty purposes, olive oil can be used in varied ways each helping your body. To help you out, here are the top 10 uses of olive oil.

But before we start, let’s first see what kind of olive oil can have multipurpose uses. Depending on the press or extraction your oil can be an extra virgin (which comes from the first press of fresh olives) or pomace oil (which is the oil extracted from the leftover olive pulp from the first extraction). The more natural way the oil has been extracted, the better it is in smell, taste, and health benefits. Those refined with other oils or processed in a plant are suited for cooking purposes only and should not be used in a non-cooking scenario. So, before you follow these tips, especially those not related to cooking, make sure the olive oil you are using is EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) or pure olive oil.

  1. Olive oil is rich in monosaturated fatty acids and stimulates digestion. However most Indian cooking is not suitable to use olive oil as the cooking medium; so, use it for making western dishes. You can use EVOO as a dressing on your salad which is the best way to get this beneficial oil into your body.
  2. Pure olive oil can be used as a massage oil. It is rich in Vitamin E which will prevent acne, dryness, and improve skin elasticity. It is also a good base for your face pack.
  3. This oil is excellent as an eye-makeup remover. It will remove even the toughest oil-based makeups. Follow with warm water and pH-balanced face wash.
  4. Use it as a pre-shampoo treatment by warming and applying it to scalp and hair ends. Follow with your regular shampoo. This remedy is especially good for those suffering from dandruff.
  5. Want beautiful nails? Then use olive oil as your cuticle softener. Now that we are always sanitizing our hands, don’t forget to moisturize it with some olive oil!
  6. Cracked heels? Mix olive oil and lemon water and use it on your heels at night. Put your socks on and see how they get healed within days.
  7. Your child suffering from diaper rash? This oil is perfect for baby’s soft bottom. It is also great to moisturize cradle crap too.
  8. Zipper stuck in your favourite bag? just dip a Q-tip in some olive oil and rub the zipper with it. If it is a leather bag, make sure you don’t touch the surface of the bag with it.
  9. Ring stuck on a finger? Use the oil to slide it off.
  10. Need to clean your makeup brush and keep them soft? Use a solution of two-part antibacterial soap and one-part olive oil.

So, these are some of the many uses of olive oil. Hence make sure you always have a bottle of it in your home.

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