Home improvements: clever alternative uses for olive oil
It’s an integral part of many cuisines – but here are some clever uses for olive oil outside of the kitchen.
To nourish and shine your wooden furniture, pour olive oil onto a piece of cloth and gently rub the surface. Use a dry cloth to remove excess oil. Similarly, if you have old leather shoes that have lost their shine, treat them with an olive oil rub to make them look as good as new.
To eliminate odours from your kitchen sink, pour a few drops of olive-oil mixed with an aromatic oil of your choice into the drain. Bad smells will be absorbed immediately.
If you have glue residue on plastic or leather, you can easily remove by using a cloth dipped in olive oil. Rub onto the area and then gently remove any excess with tissue paper.
And if your houseplants have lost their shine, pour a few drops of olive oil onto a piece of cloth and gently rub each leaf separately. They’ll be looking verdant again in no time. Also, when watering the plants, add a few drops of olive oil to the water to provide added nourishment.
Updated: July 23, 2015 04:00 AM