If you open an old bottle of olive oil and it smells rancid, you definitely shouldn’t use it for cooking or salad dressing, but you also shouldn’t toss it into the trash. Rancid oil is still useful around the house. Grab a soft rag and use olive oil to condition leather furniture, belts and bags. Also, use the oil and rag to help moisturize wicker and rattan furniture; it’ll help prevent the natural materials from cracking. And that door that creaks every time you open it? Use olive oil as a lubricant around the hinges.
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