The Cure For Dry Feet and Snoring: Other Olive Oil Uses

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Olive oil is more than just a food staple in the Mediterranean diet.  We know that it can help promote “good” cholesterol (HDL) and lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL). It may also help your stomach and prevent ulcers or gallstone. Olive oil is loaded in antioxidants and may help prevent both cancer and heart disease. But did you know that it actually has numerous other practice uses??  It is probably best to use a cheaper low-grade olive oil for most of these uses:-)

1. Dry Skin: Olive oil is an excellent skin moisturizer since it contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, which prevents water from evaporating. Eating olive oil can promote healthy skin, but applying it to your skin may be even better. Some people even add a small amount of olive oil to their bath.  Because olive oil contains numerous antioxidants it may also help neutralize free radicals that cause skin cancer and aging.  Olive oil is also used during shaving or as an aftershave.  It may also be applying to dry lips or nail cuticles. If you have dry, cracked heels and are looking for a cure…olive oil is the answer. Apply it to your feet at night and put some socks over it. Wake up the next morning with new feet :-)

 

2. Hair: Olive oil also has benefits for hair. If you are having a dry or frizzy day, add some olive oil to your hair to help tame it :-) It is really useful on humid days. Another idea is to apply olive oil into your scalp and hair and place a shower cap over it for about 30 minutes or so. Then shampoo it out. This is the best and cheapest deep conditioning treatment :-)

3. Snoring: Taking a sip of olive oil before bedtime can help lubricate your throat muscles which will decrease the amount you (or your partner) snore. A teaspoon of olive oil may also help with an itchy throat. 

4. Fix a Squeaky Door: Olive oil can also be used as a lubricant on squeaky doors, hinges or anywhere else you using WD-40. Olive oil is safer to have around kids and pets and it also does not release the damaging hydrocarbons so you are helping the environment.

Do you use olive oil for anything else??? Are you going to try any of these methods? Let us know!!


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9 Responses to “The Cure For Dry Feet and Snoring: Other Olive Oil Uses”

  1. MomNo Gravatar Says:

    I know that babies get their bodies massaged with olive oil, especially their tummies…it might help in tummy aches, dry skin and all over body wellness due to the massage.
    the one that is new to me is the usage of olive oil as a snoring aid…might help here and there :)
    thanks for the tips.

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  2. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    I love that. I use it every time I cook. I had no clue that it helps with dry skin on your feet. I also did not know it lowered bad cholesterol. Mine is so high due to that gene pool. I knew it was not artery clogging and good for the heart but wow, you made my day. Thanks for the exciting oil tips!!!

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  3. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    Forgot to mention, I love the part about the skin cancer fighting radicals!!!!

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  4. AngelaNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow- that is really interesting. I had no idea that olive oil could help with snoring or in hair! I will have to try that to keep the summer frizz down.

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  5. Wendy IreneNo Gravatar Says:

    Love those ideas! I know some people like to use it to massage their babies because it makes a good natural massage oil. I’m going to try it on my lips :)

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  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's KitchenNo Gravatar Says:

    I never even thought of using olive oil for dry skin! Genious!

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  7. MicheleNo Gravatar Says:

    Nice post! =) My favorite use of olive oil is still as a salad dressing! Question for you: what camera do you use?

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  8. Nikki @ The Tolerant VeganNo Gravatar Says:

    What a great post! I love using olive oil on my skin! I’ve been using olive oil and sugar as a scrub for ages.

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  9. Kay Morris ToolsNo Gravatar Says:

    lol my partner told me the exact same thing the other day. Spot on :)

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