Olive oil is used as a key ingredient in a wide variety of soaps, creams, lotions, shampoos and other cosmetic products.
But it can also be used by itself to moisturize and nourish dry skin and chapped lips, to strengthen weak and brittle nails, to restore and beautify hair and scalp.
In fact, olive oil offers a great alternative to commercial cosmetics, that are full of chemicals and which often end-up damaging your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Instead, olive oil can be used to hydrate and cleanse your skin, while also balancing your natural oil skin production, leaving you with radiant skin.
Using olive oil for your skin could be as simple as applying and massaging extra virgin olive oil with your hands, and then washing with a washcloth wet with hot water. The water’s heat opens up your skin pores and allows them to release dead skin cells and other impurities, which are then conveniently removed with the washcloth.
Using olive oil for your hair treatment is equally simple and effective, as the extra virgin olive oil cleanses, hydrates and nourishes your hair and scalp.
Olive oil’s cosmetic properties were known to the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and addition to its health benefits, which they intuitively knew to be true.Download