11 Uses For Mayonnaise That Will Make You Say “May-Oh My Gosh”

I know there are a lot of people in the world who think mayonnaise is gross, and frankly you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Mayonnaise is nothing but a God-send condiment that can be used in more ways than you ever could have imagined.

I’m not just talking in the kitchen, either. As most of you know, mayo is the definitive choice over butter when making a grilled cheese, and can also make any dip a crowd-pleaser. But did you know there are ways you can use mayo around the house for non-food related tasks?

These are some of the lesser known uses for mayonnaise that’ll leave you saying “may-oh my gosh!”

For those of us that suffer from brittle and dry nails, it can be frustrating to spend money on treatments that really don’t work well. Luckily, mayonnaise is a great moisturizer for your nails! Coat your nails in mayo and let them sit for a while. The condiment also helps repair damaged cuticles, so it’s like a two-in-one deal!

Keeping in the beauty realm, you can use mayonnaise as an exfoliating treatment and moisturizer! Use it the same way you would any mask, and reap the rewards!

You can also use mayo to moisturize dry heels, elbows, knees, or whatever else is bothering you. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse well.

Okay I’m going to have to stop with the mayo names, but this one is great for furniture! How many times have you had someone put a drink on your table WITHOUT using a coaster? I know, right? Rude. Those ring stains on wooden furniture can be erased using mayo! Apply a layer to the affected area and let it sit there for up to 48 hours (depending on how bad the stain is). Afterwards, wipe off the mayo and revel in the wonder that is a clean table!

If you’re the unlucky soul who gets stuck parking under a tree that produces a lot of sap, then I suggest you pay close attention to this one. Cover any tar or sap spots with mayonnaise and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Wipe it off with a clean cloth and you’re good to go!

Your Classic Spinach Dip Just Got Way Better!

Make that spinach dip recipe something to talk about!

This easy to make cheesy bacon spinach dip will have your guests begging for more! Just a simple twist on a classic recipe, and it will be a party favorite for years to come!

  • 8 oz cream cheese,softened
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 16 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed tightly to get rid of excess water
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz fresh Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 2 quart baking dish or cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, minced garlic, garlic powder and paprika to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined well.
  3. Add spinach (make sure you’ve really pressed it to get all the excess water out!), parmesan cheese and 1 cup of the shredded Mozzarella cheese.  Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish/skillet.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, cooked bacon crumbs, and then place thinly sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese on top of the dip.
  5. Bake until cheese is golden and mixture is bubbly, about 30 minutes.