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I'm A Mayonnaise Girl!

Updated on October 4, 2011


I just devoured a much needed sandwich.

It was a work of art with two slices of Nature's Own Buttermilk Bread, slathered with that irresistible, creamy white, tangly sweet flavored mayonnaise, then topped with one thick slice of smoked turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato and a generous shake of salt and pepper. I'd been waiting to eat it all day.

Even though my sandwich hit the right spot, what kept me content, what stands out most about my sandwich is the mayonnaise I dressed it with! I love mayonnaise! Simply, 'LOVE IT'!

Come to think of it, not only do I love mayonnaise on a hit the spot when you're hungry turkey and cheese sandwich, I love it with spicy seasoned fries, as a salad topping when my favorite salad dressing is not available. I even love it with burritos, and hot dogs on a bun with ketchup as its partner! If I was given a choice to top my toast with mayonnaise or blackberry jam, I would definitely choose the mayo!


Today there are many pros and cons about eating mayonnaise as a topping, or added ingredient in the various dishes people love worldwide. Warnings against eating to much of this favored condiment due to its raw ingredients often overshadow the positives, i.e., its benefits to the human body.

Two I can think of off the top of my head?

Eating mayonnaise greatly diminishes the risk of stroke in postmenopausal women and also in my constant reading, I've learned it can significantly reduce heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer among women in the United States.

Sadly, there will always be pros and cons for everything in life, but let's put those aside and instead look at the added benefits that come from utilizing mayonnaise for your needs around the home and for your health.


Mayonnaise has several ingredients in its make-up: oil, lemon juice, vinegar, egg yolks, as well as several seasonings. Two, lemon juice and vinegar are common grocery buys that have found their way into the household cleaning kit. Knowing their powerful contribution from cleaning windows so clear to highlighting all types of hair, let's take a look at how mayonnaise effectively solves a few issues around the home, enhances beauty, and even aids in the abatement of minor health ailments.



Special attention to detail makes all the difference, especially when you're a homeowner. Here's just a few benefits that come from having mayonnaise on hand.

Is there a piano in the house with yellowing keys? Gently rub mayo on their surface, let it sit momentarily and then buff away with a soft cloth. The keys will be lightened and noticeable as friends gather round during a party.

Have kids who think the walls in the house are their live drawing board? Are there crayon and embedded dirt stains evident? Use mayonnaise and viola, all disappears.

Are you a budding gardener and find your plants looking dull, even dusty? Dab a small amount of mayonnaise on the leaves, wipe away and watch them smile with brightness.

Do you have a son or husband who likes to drive the family car everywhere, even into areas that mysteriously leave tar and pine sap on the car's exterior? Manually put mayonnaise on the area, wait a bit and then wipe it off with a cloth. Car = good as new.


When it comes to beauty, mayonnaise has it going on.

A great facial consists of applying mayo to the face, minus the eye area. Let it cake the face for 5 to 7 minutes and then buff off in an outward circular motion using your hands and water. Pat dry with a clean hand towel.

If you suffer brittle nails, dip yours in a bowl of mayonnaise. Wait five minutes and rinse the mayo off. Do this regularly and see a difference in no time.

Elbows, knees, feet and other parts of the body that suffer dry skin can benefit also. Apply mayonnaise to these areas and let penetrate for 10 or more minutes. Buff off and then use a moisturizing lotion.

For dry hair, apply mayonnaise. Leave on for 30 minutes or more and then rinse and style as you want.


Sunburn doesn't have to make anyone suffer too long. To soothe sunburned skin as well as moisturize it, apply mayonnaise generously. The oil, listed as an ingredient, will heal the skin, while the cool creaminess makes the person it is put on say, 'Ah!'.

There will always be a stuck ring that happens in your lifetime. Put mayo on the finger, as well as the ring's base itself. Wriggle the ring off the finger. The mayo helps lessen the friction so the ring can come off. If it becomes uncomfortable to remove the ring, stop. Contact your doctor.

Has your child come home with lice? It is the worst thing to happen to a child and the worst thing for a parent to have to work through. Smother lice by liberally applying mayonnaise to the hair and scalp. Leave on, hair covered with a plastic cap for several hours, or overnight, then shampoo out. Comb out any nits remaining with a comb. Repeat this process until all lice is removed.


So there you have it. Just a few ways to use mayonnaise and get the most from it. I still prefer to eat mayonnaise, much like when I was a kid except not just on a slice of Sunbeam bread..

The information I shared has shown me how useful a jar of mayonnaise at home can be in bringing much needed relief across the board.

Let's hope it will for you also!

Copyright © 2011 Satice James, All Rights Reserved


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    • satice_j profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Hey Poshcoffeeco, try it! U might like the results. It's nice to see a mayo boy in the ranks! Thanks! I'll be hittin' ya back!

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      Steve Mitchell 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Hi SJ what a great informative hub. I am a mayo boy and have it with everything. Never knew it was so versatile though. Don't know if I could bare the thought of wasting it around the home though. Up / Awesome

    • satice_j profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Hey epigramman, Oh forgive me, giggles. Never was the intent, but that sandwich does look good huh? Your tuna casserole sounds scrumptious. Pass me and the rest of the Hub authors a plate why don't ya! :) Thanks for stopping by to read my work! Peace!

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      7 years ago

      ......well I just bought a jar of mayo with olive oil for my pasta and tuna casserole with onions chopped up ...... gee you're making me hungry with this hub

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    • satice_j profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Hey jepstoryline, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by to say so! I hope you had a great satisfying sandwich like the one pictured! Happy Friday to you! :)

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      Janice Elizabeth Pistek 

      7 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I enjoyed you hub so much! Now I have to have a sandwich!

    • satice_j profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Giggles, yes the beauty of mayo. I too was doubly amazed at some of the uses for this gotta have it condiment. My fave was the tip for the elbows, knees and feet. I plan to try that one soon. Your consideration of my hubs is always important to me. Thank you so much for the confidence. :)

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      7 years ago

      Yes, yes I am a mayo girl, and did know about the hair tip, BUT wow not all the rest, I did not realize it's may attributes. The facial one will help during the cold month. Up and up

    • satice_j profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      You're very welcome! Thank you for stopping in and reading my hub! Did u used to eat mayo on white bread as a kid! Now that would be a topper! I will most definitely stop by your hubs! Take care! :)

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      7 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi, I'm a mayo girl too! I love eating it and have put it in my hair as a conditioning boost but have never tried it on my skin. Thanks for sharing these tips.



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