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20 Wacky Uses for Star® Olive Oil

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  1. Clean pearls. Rub a dab of Star Olive Oil over pearls, cleaning each pearl individually. Wipe dry with a chamois cloth.
  2. Shave. If you run out of shaving cream, slather on Star Olive Oil.
  3. Condition hair.Pour a few drops of Star Olive Oil in the cupped palm your hand, rub your hands together, and then run your hands through your hair. The olive oil not only conditions your hair and scalp, it also gives your hair a nice shine.
  4. Slow a dog from shedding. Pour one tablespoon Star Olive Oil on your dog's food while a dog is shedding.
  5. Polish lacquered metal. Use a few drops of Star Olive Oil on a soft cloth.
  6. Relieve a cough. Mix three to four tablespoons lemon juice, one cup honey, and one-half cup Star Olive Oil. Heat for five minutes. Then stir vigorously for two minutes. Take one teaspoon every two hours.
  7. Soothe frostbite. Warm some Star Olive Oil and gently dab on frostbitten skin.
  8. Relieve a scalded throat. Take two teaspoons Star Olive Oil to soothe and coat the throat.
  9. Rejuvenate dry skin. Lubricate with Star Olive Oil
  10. Prevent a bruise from appearing. Immediately rub Star Olive Oil on the sensitive spot.
  11. Soften calluses. Mix one teaspoon of Heinz White Vinegar and two tablespoons of Star Olive Oil, and rub the mixture into your calluses. The oil softens them, the vinegar kills any bacteria.
  12. Relieve jellyfish or man-of-war stings. Apply Star Olive Oil for immediate relief, then seek medical attention.
  13. Soothe an earache. Warm two tablespoons of Star Olive Oil in a microwave oven. Let cool to the touch, and insert a few drops of the warmed oil into the affected ear, plug with cotton, and apply with a hot water bottle.
  14. Relieve bursitis. Heat Star Olive Oil and massage into the shoulder or upper arm daily.
  15. Help lower cholesterol.Supplement a strict low-fat diet with two or three tablespoons of Star Olive Oil every day. Olive oil is high in mono-unsaturated fat, which may lower cholesterol. Research has shown that a diet high in mono-unsaturated fat actually lowers total cholesterol levels—better than a low-fat diet.
  16. Kill head lice. Saturate hair with olive oil, cover with a shower cap (or wrap the hair in Saran Wrap—above the eyes, nose, and mouth) and let set for two hours to kill head lice and make removing nits easier. Follow by rinsing with Heinz White Vinegar (see above), and comb out the nits with a nit comb.
  17. Rejuvenate a palm or fern plant. Add two tablespoons Star Olive Oil at the root of the plant once a month.
  18. Condition cuticles. Pour one-quarter cup Star Olive Oil in a bowl, warm in a microwave oven, and soak your fingertips in the oil for five minutes.
  19. Cure dandruff. Warm some Star Olive Oil in the microwave oven, massage into the scalp, and let sit for twenty minutes. Then brush with a hard bristle hairbrush to loosen dandruff scales. Repeat twice a week. The olive oil moisturizes the dry scalp.
  20. Relieve constipation. Take one to three tablespoons Star Olive Oil as a mild laxative.
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