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Amazing uses for mayonnaise

Don’t hold the mayo! It can be a great ingredient to have around: you can spread it on skin for an instant facial, slather it on your car to get it clean and more. Want to know what to do with mayo? Keep reading!

Condition your hair

Hold the mayo… and massage it into your hair and scalp just as you would any fine conditioner! Cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes, and shampoo. The mayonnaise will moisturise your hair and give it a lustrous sheen.

Treat yourself to a homemade facial

Why waste money on expensive creams when you can treat yourself to a soothing facial with whole-egg mayonnaise from your own refrigerator? Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then wipe it off and rinse with cool water. Your face will feel clean and smooth.

 

Strengthen your fingernails

To add some oomph to your fingernails, just plunge them into a bowl or mayonnaise every so often. Keep them bathed in the mayo for about five minutes and then wash with warm water.

Relieve sunburn pain

Did someone forget to put on sunscreen? To treat dry, sunburned skin, slather mayonnaise liberally over the affected area. The mayonnaise will relieve the pain and moisturise the skin.

Remove dead skin

Soften and remove dead skin from elbows and feet. Rub mayonnaise over the dry, rough tissue, leave it on for 10 minutes, and wipe it away with a damp cloth.

Kill head lice

Many dermatologists now recommend using mayonnaise to kill and remove head lice from kids instead of toxic prescription drugs and over-the-counter preparations. What’s more, lice are becoming more resistant to such chemical treatments. To treat head lice with mayonnaise, massage a liberal amount of mayonnaise into the hair and scalp before bedtime. Cover with a shower cap to maximise the effect. Shampoo in the morning and then use a lice comb to remove any remaining lice and nits. To completely eradicate the infestation, repeat the treatment in seven to 10 days.

Give your plants some shine

Professional florists use this trick to keep houseplant leaves shiny and clean. You can do the same thing at home. Just rub a little mayonnaise on the leaves with a paper towel, and they will stay bright and shiny for weeks and even months at a time.

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