Around the House
Shine up your houseplants – Rub a tiny amount of mayo onto each leaf with a paper towel. The oils in the mayonnaise make your plants look shiny and healthy.
Remove price tags – Mayo loosens the glue on price tags and even bumper stickers! Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then peel it right off.
Remove crayon scribbles – We all know Mr. Clean erasers get rid of crayon art on the wall but did you know mayo does, too? Yep! Try it: Apply mayo to the scribbled on surface and let it sit for a minute or two. Wipe off with a damp cloth.
Stop squeaks – Put a bit of mayo on a rag and rub it onto the noisy hinge. After opening and closing the door a few times, wipe away and extra mayo that may be left behind.
Clean piano keys – Use a soft cloth to wipe down the piano keys with mayo. Let sit for a few minutes, and buff off with a damp cloth. Shiny piano keys, yay!
Fix cracks in wooden furniture – Fill small cracks in your wood furniture with mayonnaise. Smooth it out by removing any excess mayo. Leave the mayo alone for a few days (while it releases oils that will make the wood swell), and the crack will disappear (or at least shrink)!
Hair conditioner – Work mayo through your hair with your fingertips. Use just enough to lightly coat your hair so it doesn’t look greasy when you wash it out. Take a comb and pull the mayonnaise through your hair. Let it sit for about a half an hour, then rinse and wash with shampoo.
Instant manicure – Before painting your nails, place your fingers in a small bowl of mayo for a few minutes. Mayo also strengthens your nails as an added bonus!
Facial Mask – Apply room temperature mayonnaise to your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Remove the mayo with a warm wet washcloth in an upward circular motion. This will remove dead skin from your face. The mayo can be greasy so you may have to rinse the washcloth a few times while
Soothe sunburn – Don’t have any aloe on hand? Use mayo straight from the refrigerator to cool that sunburn down!
Soften elbows – Rub your elbows (or knees, or any rough patches) with mayonnaise. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinse off with a damp cloth.
Gum remover – Apply mayo to gum that is stuck in your hair. Cover the gum and rub it gently with your fingertips. Repeat this process until gum is removed (or disappears, whichever comes first).
Kill lice – When my oldest was 3 years old, she kept getting lice. It was the biggest pain in the butt ever. After spending over a hundred dollars on lice killing shampoos, someone told me to try mayo. It made her hair so greasy, but it got rid of the lice right away. Just cover the hair in mayo and let it sit in a shower cap over night, comb out with a nit/lice comb, and then rinse – and wash – and rinse some more.
Remove a stuck on ring – Fingers swollen? Ring stuck? Rub some mayo around the ring and it will slip off easily.
Get rid of tar and sap – Coat the tar or sap with mayonnaise, wait 5-10 minutes and then wipe it off with a soft cloth.
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— Slap Dash Mom (@SlapDashMom) May 16, 2012