After you click through this slide show you will never look at a jar of mayo the same way again. Trust us.
Use To Remove Gum
OK, this is tried and true. A real old-fashioned home remedy. We don’t remember the last time we heard of someone getting gum stuck in their hair, but if this should happen, rub some mayo into the gummy offending area and you will be able to separate the hair from the sticky gum.
Speaking of hair, another old-fashioned use of mayonnaise is as hair conditioning treatment. Lightly wet hair, apply a good sized blob on hair and comb through with a wide-toothed comb, or massage it in with fingers. Cover with a cap (buy a shower cap at the dollar store) and allow to marinate, um sit, for about 20 minutes. Rinse out, then shampoo as usual.
You can find anything on the Internet. Several sources claim that mayo can be a lice pre-treatment and treatment, but we are not so sure about this. The belief is that if you comb it through your hair, the lice can’t stick to it (!). Or, if you already have lice, combing mayo through your hair can help rid them. The only way we can see this working is that the mayo might be slippery and help those lice combs actually get through your hair, but wouldn’t conditioner do the same thing?
Sticky Labels? Grab The Mayo!
Have a jar or bottle that you want to save, but need to get rid of that label that just won’t come off? Use mayonnaise. Rub it into the sticky label and it will help detach it from the glass.
Bumper Sticker Be Gone
Just as mayonnaise can loosen a label from a bottle, it can help get rid of that bumper sticker. Or stickers, plural. Yeah, we know. You thought it was a good idea at the time…
Scratch? What Scratch?
Small scratches on wood furniture will disappear after you rub lightly with a cloth moistened with a bit of mayo.
A Treat For Houseplants
If you have houseplants with sturdy board leaves, they probably sometimes look a bit dull. Take a soft cloth, add a dab of mayo, and polish the leaves.
Another old-fashioned belief is that mayo can soothe a sunburn. It might moisturize a bit, and it might feel soothing, but it won’t actually “cure” your sunburn. Might be worth a try. As long as there aren’t a lot of flies around. They love the stuff.
Solve That Squeak
Got a squeaky door, or other hinge? A dab of mayonnaise can lubricate it, and silence the noise.
Mayo Rids Sticky Fingerprints
We leave you with one more mayo hack, that makes no sense to us. Let’s say you are making tuna salad with mayo and you get sticky fingerprints on the stainless steel refrigerator. Supposedly a little mayo on a microfiber cloth will wipe those fingerprints away and give the surface a nice polish. Works for car interiors, too! We haven’t tried this yet. Have you?
Banish Crayon Marks
Did the kids go wild with the crayons on a surface that they weren’t supposed to? A little mayo on a cloth can rub away those crayon marks – depending on the surface, of course. For peace of mind, do a tiny test area, first.
Raggedy cuticles a problem? Rub a little mayo on them for an ultra-moisturizing effect. Works on dry heels and calluses, too!
Ring Stuck On Your Finger?
Use the slippery, greasy properties of mayo to help loosen a stuck ring. Do this over a towel so that if the ring goes flying you won’t lose it. In other words, don’t do this over the sink.
Mayo As Lube?
Can you use mayonnaise as lube? Well, you could, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Isn’t that what coconut oil is for? 🙂
Check out this Reddit thread. Another example of how you can find any topic discussed over there.
21 Things People Too Often Underestimate: What’s On Your List?
In our everyday lives, there are countless things that we often underestimate, sometimes to our own detriment. In this article, we explore 22 underestimated elements listed by Redditors to the question: What Are Some Things People Too Often Underestimate?
With answers ranging from the power of nature and emotional intelligence to the difference between a million and a billion. Let’s dive in!
And tell us in the comments what else should be on this list! Click to read: 21 Things People Too Often Underestimate: What’s On Your List?
18 of the World’s Deadliest Foods: How Many Are You Eating?
Whether you eat to live, or live to eat, let’s make sure you live to see another day! These are some of the world’s deadliest foods. They can bring on extreme symptoms, ranging from paralysis to seizures, choking and even death, so don’t go tucking these into your lunchbox. Click to read 18 of the World’s Deadliest Foods: How Many Are You Eating?
17 Of The Most Expensive Foods In The World: Would You Pay This Much To Eat Any Of These?
These days our food budget is not going very far, even for everyday foods. And yet, there are still those who seek out extravagant foods, regardless of price. I guess we can live vicariously through these pictures. Maybe someday someone will bestow a 4-pound white truffle upon us, but until then, this will have to suffice.