16 Surprisingly Clever Uses For Mayonnaise

There is no doubt that mayonnaise is delicious and it is enjoyed with fries, in Belgium especially. It tastes great as well in deli sandwiches because it adds a lot of flavor.

16 Surprisingly Clever Uses For Mayonnaise

However, there are other things that mayonnaise can be used for that you would not even imagine. Let’s go over 17 clever ways that mayo can be used that would make you want to stock up on the white stuff the next time you go grocery shopping.

#16 – Give Stainless Steel A Shine

Stainless steel does not remain cloud-free and can show smudges from fingers. Especially if you have appliances that are made of stainless steel. What you can do to remove the cloudiness is to put a dab of mayo on the a rag, and give the stainless steel a good wipe. And it will be shining again! Therefore, you can keep enjoying stainless steel appliances.

#15 – Head Lice Killer

Head Lice Killer

There is no need to shave heads when there is head lice. Instead, put a layer of mayo and wipe it all over the head at bedtime. Put a shower cap on so the mayo does not get onto the pillow. When it is morning, comb the hair and then take a shower, and wash it off. That will have taken care of the head lice.

#14 – Mayo Is A Great Fake Houseplant Duster

Mayo Is A Great Fake Houseplant Duster

If you have fake houseplants like many people do, you know how much they collect dust. And wiping the dust off with a plain cloth doesn’t always remove it effectively. However, if you put a small amount of mayo on the cloth, you will be happy to see how the dust comes right off and gives it a great shine.

#13 – Hinges That Squeak

Hinges That Squeak

Squeaky hinges are quite annoying, and once the squeaks start, they only become more frequent and worse. However, the great news is that mayo can put a stop to those annoying squeaks as well. Put a small dab of mayo onto the hinge and slather it up. Then the next thing to do is open and close the door or object several times so that the mayo works its way into it. You will know when the squeaks come to an end. Take a paper towel to wipe away the extra mayo.

#12 – Removes Water Stains

Removes Water Stains

Water rings on tables are unsightly and it is not good for the furniture. However, a slab of mayo will remove those stains. Cover the stains with the white stuff and allow it to sit for 48 hours. You will want to put a bowl over it especially if you have little kids or pets while it is sitting there. Then remove it after the time is up by wiping it off and the stains will be gone!

#11 – Crayons On Walls

Crayons On Walls

Kids will test their limits and drawing on walls with crayons is one way they will do that. Crayon marks are not hard to remove, but mayo will remove it much easier. Take some mayo onto your fingers and cover the stains. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before wiping it. Then take a cloth or paper towel and wipe it away, and the crayon stains will be gone.

#10 – Skin Moisturizer

Skin Moisturizer

If you have dry areas on your knees or elbows which is normal, but it can be itchy and annoying, mayo can help moisturize it. All you need to do is dab a small amount of mayo onto the dry areas and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Then wash it off, and you will find it will be hydrated well.

#9 – Sticker Residue Will Get Removed

Sticker Residue Will Get Removed

Sticker residue is annoying and is hard to remove, which is the downside of having fun stickers. But the good news is that a little bit of mayo can help remove the residue and old stickers that you want to see disappear. Just dab the small amount of mayo onto the surface and it will come right off, and wash the rest of it with a rag.

#8 – A Manicure Replacement

A Manicure Replacement

Manicures can be relaxing, but they can be expensive and time-consuming. Instead of heading to the salon for a manicure, take some mayo and add it to a dish. Soak your nails into it, and you will see how your cuticles will be moistened and nourished!

#7 – Tar Remover

Tar Remover

Tar is hard to remove and it is a problem when it comes to the car sap leaking on your driveway. What you can do in order to take care of it is to use mayo to remove it. Put a layer of the white stuff onto the spot, and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Then take a clean cloth to wipe it off, and it is gone!

#6 – Hair Conditioner

Hair Conditioner

If you are dealing with a dry and itchy scalp that is driving you crazy, then you can put some mayo on your scalp. Massage a glob of mayo into your hair and then allow it to stay in for a half of an hour. Then wash it off with shampoo in the shower, and you will be amazed to no longer be dealing with an itchy scalp. Additionally, it will add some shine to your hair which is a bonus.

#5 – Outside Of Grilled Cheese

Outside Of Grilled Cheese

Mayo is a popular condiment for many dishes but grilled cheese? Yes, you can put mayo instead of butter outside of your grilled cheese and it will brown it and taste just as great as well.

#4 – Silver Jewelry Polisher

Silver Jewelry Polisher

Does your silver jewelry need to be polished because they are looking old, tarnished, and dingy? Then you can take a little bit of the white stuff and wipe it on the jewelry. The tarnish will be gone and then the jewelry will look as fresh as new again.

#3 – Removes Gum In Hair

Removes Gum In Hair

Kids can get gum in their hair, especially girls that have long hair. And when that happens, this means you will end up having to cut the hair since it is hard to get out otherwise. But not when mayo is in the picture. All that needs to be done is to take some mayo and rub it on the gum so it slides off of the hair and then wash it. Voila, the hair is not sticky anymore and it did not need to be cut!

#2 – Gets Rings Unstuck From Your Fingers

Gets Rings Unstuck From Your Fingers

Do you have a ring that you are struggling to remove from your finger? That happens for many reasons. When you are hot from being outdoors in the summer will cause your fingers to swell up. But what you can do in order to safely and comfortably remove rings that are stuck on your fingers is making good use of the mayo. Take a dab of mayo and put it around your ring that is stuck, and watch it slide right off of it.

#1 – Your Favorite Dressing

Mayonnaise can be a delicious salad dressing.

Mayonnaise can be a delicious salad dressing. Especially when your mayo jar is starting to empty out. Don’t get rid of it. The remaining mayo can be part of a great salad dressing. What you can do to make a dressing is to add some olive oil into the jar, a little bit of vinegar, and any spices of your choice. Close the jar and shake it up well. Then you have a delicious salad dressing.

Now, are you going to stock up on mayo? You have 17 reasons now to do so!

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