18 Uses for Mayonnaise You Probably Didn’t Know

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If you’re someone who can’t comprehend how anyone could enjoy mayonnaise, you may change your mind after this article. You don’t have to eat the thick and creamy condiment to appreciate it!

Continue reading to learn about 15 mayonnaise uses you probably didn’t know.

18. Hair Conditioner

hair, conditioner

Mayonnaise is a natural moisturizer that is plentiful in fats and protein. The egg yolk and olive oil in the mayo nourishes the hair, unlike any other natural hair treatment.

It works as a hair conditioner and should be applied to the hair and left for 15 to 20 minutes. You then rinse the hair properly with shampoo. It leaves the hair feeling healthy and strong with lush moisture.

17. Soothe Your Sunburn


Mayonnaise has a soothing texture and cooling effect. The ingredients make it the best lotion for soothing a sunburn. It helps the skin return to its original state as it lessens the pain and redness of any minor burns.

16. Makes House Plants Shine

house plants, shine

Treat houseplants with mayo to leave a gorgeous shine. In addition, the rich ingredients in the product improve the air quality of the houseplant. Use a cloth dabbed with mayo to polish the plants and get that attractive shine you desire.

15. Polish Piano Keys

piano keys

A music expert at Merriam Music has discovered that bacteria presented in Mayonnaise can remove that yellow stain that appears on old piano keys. After using the mayo to clean the keys, use a dry cloth to buff them. It will make your piano look new again!

14. Remove Chewing Gum From Hair

chewing gum, hair, mayo, mayonaisse

Mayonnaise is so versatile you can use it to remove gum easily from your hair. Apply the mayo onto the affected area, and watch the gum release. There’s no need to use scissors that might damage the hair or change your look.

13. Remove Fingerprints on Stainless Steel Appliances

stainless steel appliance

Ever notice how your stainless steel can get smudges and fingerprints all over it? Luckily, mayo is also used to remove those smudges from stainless steel appliances.

With the help of a dry cloth, dab the spots with some Mayo. This gives the stainless steel appliances a shiny, brand-new look.

12. Remove Crayon Marks


Most children would find pleasure in using the crayon to demonstrate creativity on the wall. But, mayonnaise is here to save the day once again. It contains oil that can erase the crayon writing right off the wall.

Apply the mayo on the area, let it stay for a few minutes and then wipe it off. This brings back the wall to its original state without removing the paint.

11. Remove Watermarks From Wood

water marks

You can use mayonnaise to eliminate watermarks on wood. It contains moisture that displaces the other liquid locked in the wood and unlocks it. Once you place mayo on the affected area, it removes the watermark and gives the wood a lovely sheen.

10. Make Mexican Street Corn

mexican street corn

Did you know that the key ingredient used in Mexican street corn is Mayonnaise? It adds flavor and creaminess to the corn that makes it nearly impossible to resist. You may not be Mexican, but you can take after them and spruce up your corn with mayo next time.

9. Perfect Your Potatoes


Cooking your potatoes with mayonnaise creates a delicious taste and crispiness. As they roast, the moisture retains, and a flavorful crust forms on the outside.

All you have to do is cube your potato, coat them in mayo, and add seasonings before putting them into the oven or air fryer. Yum!

8. Keep Chicken Breast Moist


Mayonnaise keeps the moisture in your chicken breast at its prime. Coat the chicken breasts before cooking. The lemon juice in the mayonnaise will tenderize and moisten the chicken while it cooks. Plus, it gives it a juicy, finger-licking taste when finished.

7. Stick Bread Crumbs on fish

bread crumbs, fish

It is hard for bread crumbs to stick on fish. However, slicing the fish thinly and applying mayonnaise will give the best result for a crispy, breaded fish. You get extra flavor and succulent moisture.

6. Un-stick Your Grilled Fish


Whenever you grill fish, it often sticks to the grates. To avoid the fish sticking to the grates, apply mayonnaise to the fish and grill it right away. It will add acidic richness to the result and easily remove it from the grill.

5. Make the Best Grilled Cheese Ever

grilled cheese

Cooking a grilled cheese sandwich with mayo rather than butter is the way to go. It creates a perfect crisp while adding extra flavor. You will never go back to butter after trying this technique.

4. Bake a Moist Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake, moist

Mayonnaise is a product of egg yolk, oil and lemon flavor, which can create a moist chocolate cake. The egg yolk and oil help enrich the baked good, and the acid in the lemon adds a punch. If you use mayonnaise, there is no need for any eggs.

3. Clean Light Switches

clean light switch

Light switches get so dirty from constant use. The oil in the mayo will loosen any dirt and grime. Just dab some on a washcloth and gently wipe the grime away.

 2. Spa Treatment

spa, face mask

Your skin will love the moisturizer in the mayonnaise. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to some mayonnaise and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for about 5 to 7 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. You’ll notice an instant glow!

1. Clean Paint Spots

paint spots, clean

When cleaning up paint spots, use a bit of mayo to loosen the paint and make the job much easier!

Go and get your mayo!

It’s should now be obvious that no home should be without a container of mayonnaise! From cooking and cleaning to spa treatment, mayonnaise is a champion worthy of praise.