Suggested Uses for Olive Oil

Where To Use Olive Oil

While the uses for Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil are too many to list here, and will be directly related to the specific oil you have selected, we have listed some more common 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 recommend that these fine oils be reserved for use as finishing oils. By using our oils as you would use any condiment, you would gain the maximum flavour and health benefits by using them raw, drizzled over your foods just before serving. In our PRODUCTS section, each of our Olive Oils will list some serving tips and suggestions, that are more specific to the brand you are viewing. It is also important to remember that due to the superior quality of these olive oils, small quantities will impart outstanding flavour.

Olive Oil In the Kitchen:

  • Instead of serving butter, fill a small condiment dish with extra virgin Olive Oil for use on bread, rolls, potatoes or other vegetables.
  • Add a few drops of balsamic vinegar or a sprinkling of your favourite 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 on your turkey instead of butter.
  • Substitute Olive Oil for other oils in your baking recipes for fruit cakes/muffins and corn bread.
  • Drizzle Olive Oil over your favourite soup after plating; just before serving.
  • Drizzle Olive Oil on your green vegetables instead of using butter.
  • Use Olive Oil as your base in your favourite salad dressing.
  • Use Olive Oil instead of butter in your favourite mashed potato recipe.
  • Drizzle a mild Olive Oil over your grilled seafood dishes prior to serving.
  • Drizzle a robust Olive Oil over your grilled meats and steaks prior to serving.

Other Unique Uses for Olive Oil:

Aside from using in the kitchen to enhance your culinary creations, there are many other uses for olive oil. Below are just some of the many uses, although be advised that it would be a shame to use a premium oil for “non-kitchen” uses; a regular olive oil will suffice.

  • For shaving. Olive Oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream.
  • Olive Oil can be mixed 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 shining agent.
  • Remove eye makeup. Dab a little under the eyes and rinse off with a washcloth.
  • Prevent wax from sticking to a candleholder. Rub a thin coat of Olive Oil on the base of the holder before inserting a candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily
  • Moisturizing cuticles. Apply a small amount of Olive Oil to 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 three tablespoons will do the trick.
  • Rub Olive Oil on elbows and knees for intense moisturizing. Works well on baby’s bottom too!
  • Using Olive Oil on your scalp to reduce dandruff.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a very healthy product and an all-natural ingredient. Incorporating its use with your meals will enhance the flavours in all your recipes. Be adventurous and bold with this ingredient. You'll be amazed at how versatile and flavourful it can be.
To see our recipes using olive oil and for healthy inspiring culinary ideas, please see our Olive Oil Recipes page.