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Old 06-18-2017, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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I use it to get sticky stuff like varnish and tree sap off my hands.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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Yes. That was another use the website listed!
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NC
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You can use in place of burning candles. Make a floating oil candle, or water candle. Maybe add essential oil to enhance scent.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Furniture-polish!
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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I just want to check this with my frugal friends here on CD.

I read somewhere that you can still use rancid olive oi for things other than eating like cleaning, paint removal, oiling tools, etc.

I'll be making up some furniture cleaner/polish (with vinegar and lemon juice) -- and wanted to know can I use the olive oil I have (that's gone rancid)? I have so much of it I don't want to just pitch it.

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My neighbor uses old olive and other veg oils to kill ants in his yard....
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I use old oil as firestarters when burning brushpiles. I live in the country and burning brush is sometimes the best way to deal with it. When possible, it gets tossed in places that might be eroding away, and some is fireplace fuel, and some can be simply mown into tiny bits, but sometimes a brushpile and burning is needed.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I was going to say it could be used as lamp oil in a kerosene lamp, but probably best used outdoors as the rancid oil won't smell too good burning.
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