Olive oil has been around for some 6000 years. Man has used it for a variety of purposes, and most of us enjoy it in the foods we prepare. However, as the ancients knew, olive oil has multiple uses around your home. As a remedy, it has been used to cure dry itchy skin, soothe your throat, hair treatment for lice, earaches, and as a sexual lubricant. The multi-tasking olive oil can be used as a furniture polish, (Earth Friendly Products makes a furniture polish with virgin olive oil), shoe polish, hinge lubricant (instead of using a petroleum based product like WD-40), bath oil (just add two to three teaspoons to your bath), eye makeup remover (just dab a little on a cotton pad and everything will wipe off freely), smooth shave –legs or face, sticker removal (apply some olive oil on the sticker, let sit for a few minutes, and viola, sticker and residue easily removed. Surprisingly olive oil can be used to polish and buff stainless steel and brass surfaces. Just use a cloth add olive oil wipe down the surfaces and follow with a dry cloth. You’ll be amazed as to shine you get. You can even remove bubble gum out of your kid’s hair. Just soak the gum for 5 to 10 minutes and then pull the gum out of the hair. No need to cut the hair. For any of your survivalists out there just buy a bunch of oil lamp wicks for when the power goes out, place the wick in a jar, add olive oil and you’ll have your very own lamp fueled by olive oil. Ancients knew about this one too. Doesn’t’ matter if you use virgin or non-virgin olive oil. They all work the same.