Olive oil to smooth out the skin. Who knew?
A few weeks ago I was covering a story about a teenager who'd been stabbed in the stomach in the cafeteria of his high school (he has since made a full recovery). While reporting on this story I found myself in a hospital room with all five of his sisters.
All of them were pretty, thin, tall and a few were pregnant.
One woman, who was seven months along and said she was having twins, spontaneously lifted up her shirt when there was a moment's calm in the room. She grabbed a bottle from her purse, squeezed a stream of translucent liquid into her hand and rubbed it all over her belly.
"Olive oil," she said, responding to the quizzical look on my face.
"Like extra virgin olive oil?" I asked. "Like the kind I put on my salad?"
"Yup," she said.
"Why are you doing that?" I had to know.
"Do I have stretch marks?" she asked me.
"No!" I said.
"There you go," she answered.
Who knew? I've always knew about vinegar and its many uses. Same with the smell fighting power of baking soda, which is also used to make cake (I am not a baker, can you tell?)
But, olive oil to prevent stretch marks?? That's definitely a new one.
I can't say I've raided my kitchen cabinet just yet..... but I'm thinking about it!