Olive oil is a staple ingredient in many kitchens worldwide, but it can go bad over time, losing its flavor and nutritional benefits. If you have old olive oil that you found sitting in your pantry or bad olive oil that you left in the sun for too long, there are several ways to repurpose it.
Lubricating squeaky doors or hinges: Olive oil can be used as a natural lubricant for doors, hinges, and other items that may be squeaky or difficult to move. Simply dampen a towel or rag with olive oil and apply the oil to door hinges or any other problem areas. Be sure to spot test the oil on materials that may stain.
Removing stickers or labels: Olive oil can also be used to remove stickers or labels from glass, plastic, or metal surfaces. Simply apply a small amount of oil to the sticker, wait a few minutes, and then wipe it away with a cloth.
Moisturizing skin and hair: Olive oil has natural moisturizing properties and can be used as a natural conditioner for skin and hair. Apply olive oil to the ends of hair after showering or apply olive oil from roots to ends prior to showering as a mask. Be sure to shampoo your hair twice after using olive oil as a hair mask to ensure all oil is removed.
There are several ways to repurpose or dispose of old or bad olive oil properly. By following these tips, you can make the most of your old or bad olive oil while minimizing waste and protecting the environment.