If you’re looking for alternatives to become more eco-friendly when cleaning around the house, look no further and grab your extra-virgin olive oil!

Did you know you can use extra virgin olive oil to clean and polish your home? It is a natural, chemical free cleaning agent! It may seem scary because we are all aware that oil stains can be very difficult to recover from. However, using it lightly can repair and revive many things around the house. Extra virgin olive oil already has so many benefits, so let us inform you in more ways it can be of value in your household cleaning routine. 


Many have stepped away from chemical based products and are choosing to go green. Green cleaning means staying away from products that don't contain any harsh or toxic substances, no unnecessary additives, and choosing brands that use recyclable packaging. With that, olive oil is considered a green cleaning agent. It is safe to use around the family and may completely lessen the chance of any symptoms that typically appear while using chemical products. 

So grab your EVOO or any bottle from our Vida Collection and try out some of our cleaning suggestions below.


Stainless Steel Appliances

Olive oil can help with polishing and removing water stains. Simply, pour a small amount of EVOO into a rag or paper towel and wipe in the direction of the grain. If needed, take a microfiber cloth to buff and absorb any residue. For best results, spay the surface down with white vinegar to remove streaks and stains before polishing with the olive oil.


Wooden Surfaces & Dull Furniture

Polish wooden surfaces, wicker, and rattan materials by creating a mixture of 1 tbsp of olive oil with ½ tsp of white vinegar. Then, take a cloth, dab it into the mixture, and gently rub it into the wooden surface. Be sure to go with the grain.


Squeaky Doors & Hinges

Lightly lubricate the hinge from all directions and move it back and forth to work it in.


Gum & Stickers

Soak the gum or sticker in EVOO and it will break down. 


Garden Tools & Lawnmower Blades

 First, wash your garden tools with soap and water.. After, wipe them dry and rub olive oil on the cutting and digging areas of the tool to prevent rust and repel dirt.

As you can see, olive oil has more uses around the house than just in the kitchen to cook. If you decide to give this a try, tag us on Instagram (@yourolivoamigo) and tell us your experience!