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Old olive uses....

Martins Mar 15, 2010 03:04 AM


Anyone out there with good ideas on how to use 10 liters of old (semi rancid) extra virgin olive oil. I need to get rid of the stuff. I thought I'd put it in a lamp or something but people tell it will not burn. The stuff is not very palatable. Could I use it in the garden?

  1. Melanie Wong Mar 15, 2010 09:47 AM


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      chocolatetartguy Mar 15, 2010 01:58 PM

      Just don't ingest it. I was told by a vendor that your could get food poisoning from old oil.

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      1. re: chocolatetartguy
        Martins Mar 16, 2010 11:21 AM

        Mmm if that was true than I already would have been dead ;-) Biodiesel sounds good, only problem my car is on Methano.......

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        soonerhound Mar 16, 2010 06:50 PM

        If you have kids, they can learn about ancient egyptian mummification techniques and make their own mummies out of dollar-store dolls. OK it's a little weird, but I would hate for it to go to waste.

        1. KaimukiMan Mar 16, 2010 08:35 PM

          it will burn. but it will also smoke like crazy. leaves a peculiar odor.

          1. Cheese Boy Mar 16, 2010 10:25 PM

            Olive Oil Soap. Scroll down in this link for the recipe ... maybe u can add a fragrance to it.

            ---> http://www.delcitysoap.com/soaprecipe...

            1. Passadumkeg Mar 17, 2010 06:11 AM

              Dispersed on top of a small pond, olive oil forms an organic barrier to kill mosquito larvae; add crushed garlic for an even more effective agent.

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              1. re: Passadumkeg
                Martins Apr 14, 2010 03:17 AM

                That is interesting, no lakes/water here however ;-)

              2. JerryMe Mar 17, 2010 06:29 AM

                I would think some kind of beauty aid - mix w/ granulated sugar and use as a skin scrubber. Rub into cuticles as a lotion. Small amount in hair for a conditioner. Of course that leaves the factor of what you want to smell like . . . .

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