Top 20 Weird But Amazing Uses For Olive Oil

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Olive oil is one of the most versatile and widely used products in the history of the world. It has been in use for thousands of years – as food, medicinal oil, as a beauty product and more. The ancient Greeks used it as a skin oil and by Roman times it appears that olive oil production / trade was a fully fledged industry.

According to Wikipedia, “Spain produces 43.8% of world production of Olive Oil, its primary export market being Italy, where it is blended and rebranded for re-export as Italian Oil, particularly to the United States.” Quite how Spanish olive oil is allowed to be called Italian is something of a mystery to me – but nothing should come as a surprise in the modern food inustry.

Moving on then – We loved this list of “weird but amazing” uses for olive oil. From getting chewing gum out of hair or carpet through to use as a shaving assistant – we are confident that there are several here that you will not have thought of!

We’re just delirious over the fact that simple, wholesome, natural “good stuff” can do so many things – and that you can so often avoid introducing more nasty petrochemical gunk into your life!

One thing that is worth knowing about olive oil is that the quality (for food / skin use) varies widely depending on numerous factors. It’s worth going for high quality and seeking out olive oil that is extra virgin, first cold pressed and organic. Of course, if you are using the olive oil to oil the door hinges, then you might as well bust out that suspect looking non-organic bottle that you got given as a gift and has been gathering dust ever since…

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Here then, without further ado, is the link to the Top 20 Weird But Amazing Uses For Olive Oil

Have fun! Can you think of any more weird but amazing uses for olive oil? Let us know in the comments.


  • By A T Kenos, October 29, 2013 @ 1:34 am

    In Victoria we have a truly organic producer at Villa Pillegia

  • By Lise, January 15, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    We have our own wonderful oil
    I also use it on the stone work surfaces in the kitchen – it get rid of marks from things like lemons and feeds the stone to give it a wonderful shine. And is also very good to put on your wooden chopping boards and any wooden kitchen implements.

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