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8 Unbelievable Olive Oil Tricks And Tips That You ABSOLUTELY Can’t Live Without!

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Well, that’s an exaggeration. You can go on with your life never knowing these olive oil hacks, but it’ll be nowhere near as awesome as it is knowing them.

We all know that olive oil with a bit of coarse sea-salt is a healthy and delicious substitute for fatty butter or margin, but did you know that olive oil can be used for your beauty and cleaning needs as well?

Try these simple olive oil hacks, and let me know in the COMMENTS if I missed any!

Don’t forget to SHARE these brilliant time and money saving hacks with your friends. Thank you!

1. Use olive oil as shaving cream when you run out.

1. Use olive oil as shaving cream when you run out.

Olive oil isn’t just a perfectly safe way to shave your legs, it’s also WAY more efficient than any store-bought shaving cream. Your razor will collect piles of hair in a single sweep when you shave with this all-natural lubricant!

2. Grease your measuring cups, spoons, and even knives with olive oil before measuring honey or any other sticky liquid.

2. Grease your measuring cups, spoons, and even knives with olive oil before measuring honey or any other sticky liquid.

Bakers will understand how important this is! Never spend hours cleaning agave or batter out of your measuring cup by pre-greasing with a smidge of olive oil.

3. Cure your cat of all her hairball woes!!

3. Cure your cat of all her hairball woes!!

Just ½ a teaspoon added to your cat’s food everyday will help prevent OR even alleviate hairball problems. In the process, your cat’s coat will be softer and much more lustrous.

4. Never waste your money on another stinky bottle of duster again.

4. Never waste your money on another stinky bottle of duster again.

That’s right. Wipe dust off of your furniture or TV screen with a rag slightly dampened in olive oil and you’ll forget all about those nasty chemical-based cleaning products that you’ve been wasting your money on!

5. Squeaky doors BEGONE!

5. Squeaky doors BEGONE!

Apply olive oil to the hinges of squeaky doors with an eyedropper. Not only will your doors shut noiselessly, but the process also eliminates the possibility of having a jammed door – a huge inconvenience!

6. Unstick that terrible zipper...

6. Unstick that terrible zipper...

Don’t pull or tug, just douse a Q-tip in olive oil and rub along the treads of a zipper.

7. No cough drops? Take a shot to soothe a sore throat.

7. No cough drops? Take a shot to soothe a sore throat.

Don’t worry about the calories – olive oil is packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for your hair, skin, and even digestion.

8. Stop using expensive eye-makeup remover that's full of corrosive chemicals and opt for a natural solution using "liquid gold." That's right, olive oil! Scroll down to watch Michelle Phan the make-up guru demonstrate!!

8. Stop using expensive eye-makeup remover that's full of corrosive chemicals and opt for a natural solution using "liquid gold." That's right, olive oil! Scroll down to watch Michelle Phan the make-up guru demonstrate!!

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