Here are 10 great alternative uses for Mayonnaise. Some of these I can’t wait to try out! I always have mayonnaise in the house and never would have known you could use it on plants or stainless steel. Have you used mayonnaise for any other alternative uses?
10 Alternative uses for Mayonnaise
- Remove tree sap – Coat still-tacky tree sap with mayo and let sit for a few minutes. Wipe away the softened sap with a clean rag.
- Slide a ring off a swollen finger – Rub a generous amount of mayo around the ring. After a few minutes you should be able to slip it off easily.
- Erase crayon from walls – Coat doodles on surfaces covered with scrubbable paint. After a few minutes, wipe off the mayo and crayon marks with a damp cloth.
- Make plant leaves shine – Bring luster to dusty houseplants by adding a dab of mayo to each leaf. Buff with a paper towel or a soft rag.
- Banish fingerprints from stainless steel – Cover messy prints with a thin coat of mayo, and use a clean, dry cloth to wipe them away.
- Silence a squeaky hinge – Place a dab of mayo on a clean rag and rub it onto a noisy hinge. Open and close the door a few times to work it in, and wipe away any excess.
- Kill head lice – Before bedtime, comb mayo through hair and cover with a shower cap overnight. In the morning, comb out hair, then shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Repeat as necessary.
- Get rid of tar – Use mayo to coat tar that’s stuck to your shoes or car. Let sit for several minutes, then wipe off.
- Rub out water rings – Cover water rings on wood furniture with mayo. Let sit for a minute or two. Wipe off and buff with a soft clean cloth.
- Remove sticker residue – Dab mayo on stubborn price tags and the like, let sit for a few minutes, then rub off.
Found in This Old House Magazine – May 2012