Olive oil and Beauty

Olive oil/Pixabay
Olive oil/Pixabay

As its name implies, olive oil is extracted from olives, a fruit rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. This healthy fatty acid is also well known for contributing to an increased life span.

If you are anything like me, you will know about the benefits of olive oil in beauty applications. This oil is a popular emulsifying agent added to many commercial beauty products, creams, shampoos and lotions. However, many of these products contain chemicals to prolong their shelf life. This can have drying or damaging effects on your precious skin.

There is a really great alternative to expensive, commercially produced beauty products: You can use this wonderful oil all by itself, straight out of your kitchen cupboard. Isn’t that wonderful? Squalene in olive oil tightens skin and increases elasticity for a rejuvenated glow. Sophia Loren swears by it.

8 Benefits of Olive Oil

  1. Nourishes and moisturizes dry skin
  2. Balances your natural skin oils
  3. Purges skin of dead cells and impurities
  4. Apply to scalp as a hot oil treatment to moisturize your hair and scalp
  5. Olive oil is loaded with natural antioxidants to prevent cell degeneration of skin
  6. Exfoliant: Mix olive oil with a bit of sugar or salt. Apply to skin and massage before rinsing
  7. Foot scrub: Mix equal parts of olive oil and honey. Soak in warm water. Your feet will love it
  8. Sunless tan: Mix equal parts of self-tanner and olive oil for a streak free tan without the sun

Olive oil is even used in medicine due to its many health benefits. The number of ways in which you can use this natural product is only limited by your imagination. If you think of any other ways to use it, we would love to hear your additional tips.

Gordi D.

About Gordi D.

I live in Canada. It is my favorite place to live. I enjoy traveling and seeing the world, but it's always nice to come home. Reading and fitness are some of my other passions. Developing my online business has recently become a new passion. My niche is rejuvenation. My website deals with many different aspects of rejuvenation such as anti aging skin care, body care, various cosmetic procedures and health and fitness. All of these factors play a role in achieving the youthful look we all strive for.

8 thoughts on “Olive oil and Beauty

  1. I share your interest with stayin young and fit lifestyle. I got some useful tips from your web site. For us Italians olive oil is a MUST. Maybe you would like to visit my website and give me some comments on our way of eating!
    All the best of luck
    Donatella

    1. I am not Italian but still love olive oil, on and in the body! I strive to give relevant and interesting information here. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

  2. Hey I see you have very good information on olive oil and how it can be used and the way to treat our faces. We need to take care of our skin with the right products and your website has them here for us .

    Thanks for a all information !!!

    Ed

    1. Thank you Ed for your thoughts. It is my intention to let my visitors understand the benefits of the different procedures and products that are featured here.

  3. A Great Site You Have Here Gordi.
    This is really interesting about how to use Olive Oil for the benefits.
    Inexpensive ways.
    You can see you are really passionate about what you do Gordi.

    All The Best Wishes.
    Carly

  4. Gordi,
    I have to ask, what is your opinion on cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I’m of Italian descent and I’ve got EVOO pumping through my veins, but I’m thinking of switching to Ghee, for all of my cooking.
    What do you think?
    Phil

    1. Phil, this is a good question. Mediterranean diet, famous for being healthy, uses olive oil in their cooking. Guess what, I do too. Good to know there are healthy alternatives to bad fats.
      I am definitely encouraging you to swith to olive oil.

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