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Non Food Uses of Olive Oil

I love Olive Oil and I use it for so many things. I started buying it as a teen when someone told me it would give me a maximum tan while sunbathing. It does and I’d give anything to go back and undo those years. If I knew now what I knew then, I’d swap the Olive Oil out for Sunscreen. But at least I was giving my skin nourishment even if I didn’t realize it at the time.

As I grew older and wiser, I started buying Olive Oil for meal preparation and I prefer it not only for the taste but for the health benefits as well. I don’t really have a preference in Olive Oil brands but I do have to say that Devo, now Dove Olive Oil, is delicious. I won some on a site awhile back and I enjoyed all 3 of the flavors I received.

Now that I’m even older and hopefully even wiser, I use Olive Oil in my every day life for beauty, anti-aging and more. Here is a list of non food uses of Olive Oil: Beauty, Health, Household, Pet and even Religious uses.

Can you think of another use of Olive Oil not mentioned?

The uses of Olive Oil

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24 Comments

  1. Michelle

    December 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love posts like this! Thanks for sharing I didn’t know you could use it for anything else!

  2. Angela Kinder

    December 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Holy moly, that’s a lot of non-food uses! I honestly did not know you could use it as a shampoo/conditioner. I might have to try that one day.

  3. Modern Pilgrim

    December 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I use Tarte’s Maracuja oil on my face. I hadn’t even thought about using olive oil though. Good to know!

  4. Nicci

    December 4, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Shoe polish and brush cleaner. I would have never thought to try olive oil. I always have a large bottle in the pantry.

  5. Melanie

    December 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    My Italian grandmother would be all over this! Great info. We love olive oil.

  6. Ann Bacciaglia

    December 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Wow there are so many uses for Olive Oil. I knew a few of these but had no idea there were so many more uses.

  7. Rosey

    December 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    IT really is so good for so many things, isn’t it? My MIL told me to use it for preventing stretch marks. I didn’t and I got them, haha, she still says, ‘shoulda’ listened.’ MIL rights, I guess. ;)

  8. kendall

    December 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Great list! Love this post – so creative! I have a ton of olive oil at home!

  9. onceuponamaritime

    December 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Love the many different uses of olive oil, I didn’t know several of them!

    1. Terri Beavers

      December 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      I also use it on my heels in winter. I would hate to live life without Olive Oil, lol.

  10. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}

    December 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

    We’ve always used olive oil but never really for anything nonfood related. I had no idea that there were that many uses! Alot of it makes sense though!

  11. Krystal's Kitsch

    December 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I’ve used it on my face even! There are so many ideas for it.

  12. Elizabeth O.

    December 3, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I did not expect that Olive Oil had these non food uses! Olive Oil is very helpful in many aspects!

  13. Shaney Vijendranath

    December 3, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Wow, what a great post! My hubby insists we buy olive oil and use it for everything.

  14. Our Family World

    December 3, 2014 at 1:12 am

    That is amazing , who knew you can use olive oil for so many awesome things!

  15. Liz Mays

    December 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I’ve never tried it for anything but cooking. Clearly I’m wasting opportunities here!

  16. chrysa

    December 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    WOW I never knew all of those uses for Olive Oil. It makes sense on a lot of these, especially the hair detangled. Thanks for sharing and I’ll have to share this.

  17. Mommy Pehpot

    December 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Most of the uses mentioned for Olive Oil is first time for me. I only want my olive oil to my pasta haha

  18. Kae James

    December 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Olive Oil is a MUST in my house. I mean seriously, that oil comes in handy for so many things! I don’t know what I would do with out it.

  19. Jess Scull

    December 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I love using olive oil to help clean my makeup brushes!

  20. Taylor

    December 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I love olive oil! It is sooo yummy!

  21. Michelle Hwee

    December 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, who knew there were so many uses of olive oil. I have some and will definitely be trying these out! Thanks!!

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    December 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I had no idea there were non food uses, so this is great to know. Thanks for the info!

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