What is Sweet Oil Used for?

Sweet oil is another name for olive oil. I use olive oil for cooking as a replacement for vegetable shortening or vegetable oil. I prefer sweet oil (olive oil) over animal fat due to the amount of saturated fat in animal fat. When my children were little I would use olive oil for earaches. It helps to soften the earwax. My sister-in-law uses olive oil on her skin and claims that it keeps her soft and moisturized. You can find more information here: