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We recently tried some cheapo olive oil and I really don't like the taste of it for cooking. I know it has other uses, but I can't think of any right at this moment. Any suggestions of what we can do with this oil besides pitching it?
 

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I have heard of using it to soften your hands.
 

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it's soothing to baby's bottom - it's also great for conditioning dry feet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We used it for pereneal massage and also to rub into our baby's skin.
 

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sounds weird, but you can wash your face with it. Search here or on google for OCM, or oil cleansing method. Works great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use it to season cast iron, and to condition my old, unsealed wooden tabletops (wooden spoons and cutting boards, too).<br><br>
Just smooth it onto the wood, let it sit overnight, then buff it well with a dry cloth.<br><br>
It's good for unsealed wood floors, too.<br><br>
Theoretically, it could go rancid and make the wood smell weird, but in the dozen-or-so years that I've been doing this, I've never had any problems.<br><br>
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it is a great intense conditioner.<br>
and yes it is great for moisturizing skin everywhere.
 

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you could also put some in a bath to soften your skin up and skip the lotion after wards.<br>
you could shave with it too i bet.
 

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you can use 1/2 a cup of honey and 1/4 or less a cup of olive oil and use it as a conditioner.... cover with a shower cap or something and let it sit for 30 minutes. its wonderful
 

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I use it as a facescrub. Oliveoil and some sugar. Mix it together,and scrub your face with it. It makes the skin so, so soft. I bet it works just as good as a bodyscrub, too. I just haven`t gotten around to trying it on my body yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've read that you can mix it with a couple of other things (sorry can't remember those) for a leather cleaner or whatever it is you do to leather to keep it from cracking.
 

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If you have an infant with cradle cap, it works great to soften the scales before a bath.<br><br>
My dad uses it to condition his wood cutting board and the wood handles of kitchen knives, and it seems to work fine for that.
 

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You can use it as a base for herbal salve. Just infuse your herb in it, strain, and then add enough beeswax to make it the right consistency.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you have an infant with cradle cap, it works great to soften the scales before a bath.<br><br>
My dad uses it to condition his wood cutting board and the wood handles of kitchen knives, and it seems to work fine for that.</div>
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I've used it for both of these things. Plus I used to slather it on my belly when I was pg with ds.
 

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I used it for this too. My son got cradle cap until he was 9!! I would rub it into his scalp during a bath then use the baby fine comb to comb through. Problem was resolved when he started to use Tea Tree Oil shampoo.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I use it as a facescrub. Oliveoil and some sugar. Mix it together,and scrub your face with it. It makes the skin so, so soft. I bet it works just as good as a bodyscrub, too. I just haven`t gotten around to trying it on my body yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Ooooooooo I bet this would feel so good. I'll wait to try it in the outdoor shower when it gets a bit warmer. Think it would make the tub too slippery.
 

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I've mixed olive oil and brown sugar to use as exfoliating shaving "cream"...it works and smells great! But it does make the tub slippery if you use too much!
 

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You can make a simple sugar scrub from it, or I have an absolutely KILLER cake recipe that uses OO for the fat instead of butter. It's an amazing, amazing cake. And I have never tasted the OO in the cake, so I bet you wouldn't taste it especially with the vanilla and *ahem* frangelico in it.
 
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