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Olive oil on a soft cloth and rubbed into furniture will bring out a beautiful finish to natural grained wood. Some people like to make a mixture of 2 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon juice or white vinegar to use for their polish.
Melt some beeswax and stir in olive oil to make a leather conditioner that will soak right in to the material.
When you have been painting there always seems to be a bit of paint left on your skin. Rub olive oil on to the paint spots and let it soak for 15 minutes. Wash well with soap and water. The paint will usually come off without scrubbing and your skin will be left soft.
Put a small amount of olive oil on a cloth and wipe squeaky hinges, starting from the top so that the oil runs into the pin and hinge.
A lot of cleaning fluids will dull the finish of stainless steel. Olive oil will leave the surface clean and shiny. Just rub a small amount on with a cloth. You dont even need to polish it off.
Keep brass shinier longer by buffing it with olive oil on a cloth after you have cleaned it. The olive oil slows down tarnishing.
To prevent candle wax sticking to a holder, rub a thin coat of olive oil onto the exposed base before inserting the candle. Wax that drips on it will not stick and will peel away easily.
Put a very small amount of olive oil on a cotton bud and run it along a sticky zipper to free it up. Be careful that you do not touch the fabric because it may stain.
Put a little olive oil on a large cloth before your wipe dusty furniture and it will attract the dust off.
If you have old wood that needs rejuvenating, add a few drops of liquid wood stain to a container of olive oil and mix well. Rub it in to the old wood and you will be able to achieve a rich, shining finish.
Moisture rings on tables and furniture can be removed by making a paste of olive oil and fine ash. Rub the mixture in to the wood and let it set for a few minutes. If the rings are really bad you may need to repeat, but generally when you wipe it off the ring has dissapeared.
IF you find that woolens or other clothes are coming out prickly, put half a teaspoon of olive oil in with the wash and clothes will come out so soft.
Add a small amount (no more than 1/2 teaspoon) to your pet's meals to help prevent hair balls.
BOT FLY EGGS
Bot flies lay eggs on the front legs of horses and then bite the horse. The horse then bites at the fly and ingests the eggs. To help prevent this, wipe olive oil on the horses legs and it will discourage the flies. It does not hurt the horse if they ingest olive oil.