Handy Mayonnaise Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

You can spread it on your sandwich, mix it into your potato salad, make sauces with it, and more. There are even hair masks made of it. Mayonnaise is a popular, creamy condiment easily found in supermarkets. Some people think mayo is a dairy product because of its white coloring and creamy texture. Dairy refers to products that are made from the milk of other mammals, such as cows, sheep, and goats. Mayonnaise doesn’t have any milk products in it, so that means it doesn’t have dairy. While mayo is delicious on a sandwich, creamy in a casserole, and can even add to the moistness of cakes, there are many other uses for mayo outside of the kitchen. Here are just a few:


Professional florists use this trick to keep houseplant leaves shiny and clean. You can do the same thing at home. Just rub a little mayonnaise on the leaves with a paper towel, and they will stay bright and shiny for weeks at a time.

Hold the mayo...and massage it into your hair and scalp just as you would any fine conditioner! Cover your head with a shower cap, wait  several minutes, and shampoo. The mayonnaise will moisturize your hair and give it a brilliant sheen.

Time to get rid of that bumper sticker on your car? Instead of attacking it with a sharp tool and risk scratching the bumper, rub some mayonnaise over the entire sticker. Let it sit for several minutes and wipe it off. The mayonnaise will help dissolve the glue.

To get road tar or pine sap off your car with ease, slather some mayonnaise over the affected area, let it sit for several minutes, and  wipe it away with a clean, soft rag.

Don't have any WD-40 on hand to silence that squeaky door? No worries, because mayonnaise does the trick as well—and without the inevitable oil drips on the floor. Just put a dab of mayo into any squeaky door or cabinet joint or hinge and let the magic properties of this delicious oily condiment go to work.