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Mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish with 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture set for 30 minutes then apply it directly to aching muscles as a massage oil.
Make a paste by mixing 4 tablespoons of fine salt with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Work the mixture around your face, being careful not to get any into your eyes (the salt will sting). Leave the mixture on your skin for several minutes. Rinse it off with warm soapy water. For the first week apply daily, then cut back to two or three times a week until the acne is cleared.
Pesticides and commercial treatments are not only expensive, but often they are not totally effective. Massage olive oil well into the hair of the affected areas, making sure that the scales and eggs are well covered. The olive oil will smother the live lice. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes, but longer if you do not have to do anything in particular. Shampoo the oil out of the hair remembering that it might take two shampoos to completely remove the oil. Repeat the treatment the next day if necessary. Do it again a week later and, for school children, every week to prevent new hatchings and infestations.
A tablespoon of olive oil will stop a tickle in your throat that makes you cough.
A tablespoon of olive oil before you go to sleep makes the throat slippery and will stop snoring.
EAR ACHES and WAX
Olive oil can be gently warmed and used in the ears to releive ear aches and to remove built up wax. It is very important that the oil only be warm and not hot.
If you have a burn or cut scar, including scars from an operation, gently rub a little olive oil into the area twice a day to help with the healing of the scar tissue and to condition the skin around it.
After your shower rub olive oil onto the growing belly area (morning and evening) to make the skin supple and to prevent stretch marks.
Cracked niples from breast feeding are often treated with various creams and ointments. These generally have to be washed off before feeding the baby, and the washing process can cause pain or discomfort - often leading to a worsening of the condition. Use olive oil instead, because it will condition the skin, provide moisturisation and nourishment to the nipple, and it does not hurt the baby so it is not necessary to wash it off.
Olive oil applied at each nappy change will remove and prevent nappy rash.
This mixture will help greatly with dry and chapped skin. Ingredients: 1/4 cup chamomile blossoms (you can get these from a health store or simply pull apart some chamomile tea bags), 1 cup olive oil, 50gr beeswax. Heat the oil so that you can simmer the chamomile flowers for 10 minutes. Use a very low setting, do not boil the oil. Cool the oil and then strain it through an old cloth to remove the flowers. Melt the beeswax and slowly stir in the oil/chamomile mixture. When the mixture is thoroughly blended pour it into a clean glass jar. Use when cold as a skin conditioner.