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Olive Oil Uses: 20 Bizarre Household Tips (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/19/11 11:19 AM ET   Updated: 11/19/11 11:19 AM ET

From EcoSalon's Stephanie Rogers:

Olive oil glides into place as a must-have household and beauty product.

Life without olive oil would be sad indeed. Since antiquity, this miracle substance has been revered for its wonderfully fruity flavor, but it’s so much more than a healthy topping for salad and a heavenly dip for fresh-baked bread. Olive oil has dozens of unusual uses around the house, not to mention its powerful moisturizing and healing properties on the hair and skin. Check out 20 reasons why you should never be caught without it.

List and captions courtesy of EcoSalon.

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When your hands are covered in paint, sap or any other sticky substance that's hard to remove, try scrubbing them with olive oil and a little salt or sugar. The paint will come right off and your skin will be soft and exfoliated.
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