Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Olive Oil - More Than Just A Cooking Oil....

Olive oil is one terrific oil.  It is made by crushing fresh olives, and was around in 3000 B.C., so it definitely has staying power.  Olive oil is a "good oil" to consume, which we all know.  What people may not know are the other uses for olive oil...

Calm an earache with warm olive oil.  Put a few drops in the ear, then plug the ear with cotton.  Warm olive oil also softens ear wax.

Dry skin?  Rub olive oil on it.

Warm olive oil soothes mild frostbite.

If you run out of shaving cream, olive oil does a good job in a pinch.

Warm olive oil massaged into your hair and scalp conditions the hair.  When the hair is dry, shampoo as usual.

A couple tablespoons of olive oil acts as a laxative.

A couple teaspoons of olive oil will relieve a sore throat.

So, there you have it.  The many uses for olive oil.

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