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JANro 09, 2023

DIY natural house cleaning tips with olive oil

Hand oiling a wood surface

Keeping the house and everything in it in good condition can cause headaches. This is because the products we buy are often corrosive, toxic or produce side effects that cause us discomfort. Cleaning with olive oil from Spain is a perfect option to maintain the quality of the products in your home, as well as being an environmentally friendly way to keep your home clean and take care of you and your family’s health.

Polishing metals and removing rust with olive oil from Spain

With time and use, metal often becomes dull. This happens no matter how clean you keep it. To avoid this problem and restore the shine lost due to dust particles, all you need to do is mix a quarter cup of olive oil from Spain with a tablespoon of baking soda. Use this mixture to rub all metal products that need it and let it sit for about ten minutes. After this time, remove the excess with a damp absorbent cloth.

If you want to remove rust, add a few drops of lemon juice to the olive oil from Spain and follow the same procedure.

Cleaning the wood of furniture

As well as cleaning wood, olive oil also cares for it and keeps it moisturised, so it protects the look and finish of your furniture for much longer. To do this, all you need to do is mix olive oil from Spain and white wine vinegar in equal portions. Do this in a container with a dispenser for easy application to the desired surfaces and, using a microfibre cloth, spread and rub the liquid. 

In case you want to remove a specific stain on the wood, such as the mark left by a glass or a cup, you can apply oil directly, leave for a few minutes and rub with a microfibre cloth. 

Remove paint stains with olive oil

If you want to remove paint stains from your skin or any other surface, olive oil from Spain is an excellent ally. 

If you want to remove paint from your skin, simply clean the area by spraying a few drops of olive oil from Spain. This is much healthier and more moisturising than using any other chemical product that can damage and dry out your skin.

If the paint is on another type of surface, it is best to spray the area with olive oil and leave it on for about 5 minutes. Then remove with a microfibre cloth.

Olive oil for removing stickers

It often happens that when you buy a product that contains a sticker, as in the case of fruit, there is a sticky substance that sometimes becomes impossible to remove. When this happens, it is only necessary to rub the area with a cloth soaked in olive oil to remove any remaining sticky substance.

Clean stainless steel with olive oil

To ensure that your stainless-steel objects are not left with unpleasant marks or a sticky finish, all you need is a non-abrasive cloth, add a little olive oil to it and rub, as appropriate, the surfaces you need. Note that after this step, you will need to dry a few times to achieve the perfect finish.

Take care of your leather goods

Leather, being a product of animal origin, requires special care to maintain good quality over the years. Olive oil from Spain, being a 100% vegetable product with a high level of hydration, is the perfect ally to keep leather and any type of object made with animal skin in good condition. All you need to do is soak a soft cloth in the oil and gently rub the entire surface evenly. In case any excess remains, use a soft, dry cloth to remove it.

Olive oil from Spain has a variety of use in the kitchen, it also has several health benefits and, as you have seen, it has great advantages when it comes to cleaning everyday items in your home. Get the most out of your bottle of olive oil, forget about chemical products that could harm your health and get into the sling of eco-friendly care for the planet and your home.

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