Uses for Mayonnaise
Get Gum Out of Hair
Gum stuck in your hair? Skip the peanut butter and reach for the mayo! Take a bit of mayonnaise and rub it around the gum with your fingers, gently sliding it down the strand of hair.
Give Yourself a Mayo Mani
Before a manicure, dip fingers in a bowl of mayonnaise and soak for five minutes to soften nails and cuticles.
Clean Piano Keys
To make dirty piano keys look like new, simply apply a little bit of mayonnaise on the keys. Wait a few minutes, then wipe off with a cloth.
For healthy, shiny hair, massage into your scalp as you would conditioner, then rinse out.
Remove a Stubborn Ring
Have a ring stuck on your finger? Rub some mayo on it to help it slide off easily.
Get Crayon Marks Off Walls
To clean hard-to-remove crayon marks, coat them with mayonnaise and let sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping off with a cloth.
Remove Stickers and Price Tags
Cover a sticker or a stubborn price tag with a dab of mayo. Let it sit for a few minutes before gently wiping off with a cloth (the sticker will peel off with it).
Give Yourself a Facial
For an easy, homemade facial, use mayo! Gently cover your face with mayonnaise, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Clean Sticky Residue
Use mayonnaise to clean sticky residue (such as pine sap and tar) from your car. Cover pine sap with mayonnaise, wait a few minutes and then wipe off.
Make Plant Leaves Shiny
Put a dab of mayonnaise on a paper towel and rub on houseplant leaves to make them super-shiny.
No aloe? You can use mayonnaise as a substitute to soothe sunburned skin.
Many doctors now recommend using mayonnaise to kill head lice – it’s cheap and less toxic than over-the-counter treatments. Massage into scalp, cover with a shower cap and let sit overnight. Rinse out in the morning.
Take Off Bumper Stickers
Cover any bumper stickers that you want to remove with mayonnaise and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe off with a cloth.
Soften Dry Skin
Rub mayonnaise on any rough patches (target elbows, knees, ankles and heels) and let sit for ten minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Wipe Water Stains Off Wood
To remove water stains from wood, dab a bit of mayo on the area with a towel. Let sit for a few minutes and then wipe off.
Heal and Prevent Hangnails
Rub some mayonnaise on a hangnail, let sit for a few minutes and then rinse off. The mayonnaise will smooth skin and help prevent new hangnails.
Fix Cracks in Wooden Furniture
Fill in the crack with some mayonnaise (make sure you wipe off any excess). After a few days, the mayonnaise will shrink the crack, making it harder to see.
Lubricate Squeaky Doors
Dab some mayonnaise on a squeaky door hinge for an easy fix.