7 Fun Tips for Olive Oil

We started out with plans to share with you about how healthy olive oil was, and we may just do that in these coming weeks. Olive oil is AMAZING!

For this week, we'd love to share some fun tips on ways to use olive oil that you might not have thought of. Or maybe you have heard some of these...?! We hope at least one creates a light bulb "gotta try that!" moment for you!

We also have a delicious recipe for marinade in the mix - great on meat OR veggies!

 Tip #4 in action!

Tip #4 in action!

TIP #1.
BEAUTY // LOTION. 

Massage olive oil into your skin in place of lotion. Your skin will feel incredibly soft, but make sure to give it a few minutes to settle into your skin completely before getting dressed.

TIP #2.
BEAUTY // MAKEUP REMOVER. 

Simply put a bit of it on a damp cotton pad, and gently rub it in. Wash your face as usual after this, and your skin will be so clean and soft.

TIP #3.
BEAUTY // NAIL STRENGTHENER. 

Rub olive oil into your fingernails (and toenails!) to infuse them with antioxidants and moisture simultaneously. AND keep them extra strong!

TIP #4.
GARNISH. 

Drizzle a bit on top of your soups for a lovely look and of course healthy and delicious addition. A dab will do! We like to use a small squeeze bottle for this so it’s just a thin line like in the picture. 

TIP #5.
STORAGE.

Keep it in a cool, dark place, and make sure not to store it for longer than a year. The sooner you use it, the better!

 TIP #6:
HOW TO REPLACE BUTTER.

You can easily replace butter with olive oil in most recipes. The key is to reduce the amount by 1/4. (i.e. 1 Tbsp  butter = 1/4 Tbsp olive oil)

TIP #7.
MARINADE. (FOR MEAT *OR* VEGGIES)

Use this marinade recipe for meat OR veggies:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil,
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice (or  your favorite vinegar!),
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt,
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs of your choice,
  • 1 clove minced garlic.

    Bonus tip: Multiply the quantity of this recipe, be extra generous with the fresh herbs (to taste!), blend it up. And voila! An AMAZING dressing. Store it in the fridge in an airtight container, and shake well before using. Use it within 2-3 days.

We hope you enjoy these tips from your VG Family!! :-)

 

Éva Raposa

Eva Rawposa LLC, 455 State Road, Tisbury, MA, 02568

Éva Raposa is a digital marketing strategist, website designer, and raw foods enthusiast based on the island of Martha's Vineyard.