Recommended Uses for Olive Oil
Where To Use Olive Oil
While the applications for Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil are too many to list here, and are directly related to the specific petroleum you have chosen, we have listed some more prevalent and general uses that can be applied to all Extra Virgin Olive Oils. In general, all our Olive Oils can be used for cooking although we strongly urge that these fine oils be reserved for use as finishing oils.
Using our oils as you would use any condiment, you would gain the maximum flavor and health benefits by using them raw, drizzled on your foods just before serving.
It is also important to keep in mind that because of the superior quality of these olive oils, small quantities will impart outstanding flavor.
Olive Oil In the Kitchen
Instead of serving butterfill a small condiment dish using extra virgin Olive Oil for use on bread, rolls, potatoes or other vegetables.
Add a few drops of balsamic vinegar plus a sprinkling of your favorite spices to the Olive Oil and use for dipping.
Rub potatoes with Olive Oil for added crispness. Serve with Olive Oil, herbs, and pepper.
Rub Olive Oil onto your turkey instead of butter.
Scrub Olive Oil for other oils on your baking recipes for fruit cakes/muffins and corn bread.
Drizzle Olive Oil over your favorite soup after plating; just before serving.
Drizzle Olive Oil on your own green vegetables instead of using butter.
Use Olive Oil as your base in your favorite salad dressing.
Utilize Olive Oil instead of butter in your favorite mashed potato recipe.
Drizzle a moderate Olive Oil over your grilled seafood dishes before serving.
Drizzle a robust Olive Oil over your grilled meats and steaks prior to serving.
Other Specific Uses for Olive Oil:
Aside from using in the kitchen to enhance your culinary creations, there are many other applications for olive oil. Below are just some of the many uses, although be advised that it might be a shame to use a premium oil for"non-kitchen" utilizes; a regular olive oil will suffice.
For shaving. Olive Oil can offer a closer shave once used in place of shaving cream.
Olive Oil can be blended with beeswax to create a homemade lip balm.
For stainless steel shining. Many cleaning solutions, such as ammonia, can dull and even damage and corrode chrome and stainless steel. Olive
Oil, however, is a safe and effective cosmetic agent.
Remove eye makeup. Dab a little under the eyes and wash off with a washcloth.
Avoid wax from sticking into a candleholder. Rub a thin coat of Olive Oil on the base of the holder before adding a candle. Dripped wax must peel away easily
Moisturizing cuticles. Apply a small amount of Olive Oil into the nail cuticles.
Treating dry skin. Rub a thin layer of Olive Oil over the skin after a shower or a waxing.
Using Olive Oil as bath oil. Two to 3 tablespoons will do the trick.
Rub Olive Oil on elbows and knees for extreme moisturizing. Works well on baby's bottom too!
Utilizing Olive Oil onto your scalp to decrease dandruff.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a really healthy product and an all-natural ingredient. Incorporating its use along with your meals will probably enhance the flavors in all of your meals. Be adventurous and bold with this ingredient. You will be amazed at how versatile and flavorful it can be.
- Neil Naran