Olive Oil Multipurpose Skin Benefits

This content provides olive oil multipurpose skin benefits.

Feed your skin a healthy diet of nourishing olive oil.

Extracted from the crop of the olive tree- native to the Mediterranean basin-olive oil is valued for its multiple uses. From a fuel in traditional lamps to a popular cooking agent (it’s one of the healthiest oils, as it is full of good fats), olive oil is good for the skin too.

Shopping For Oil

“Always look for cold- pressed oil-extracted by a cold process without heat or a chemical agent,” In beauty treatments, there is little or no difference between extra virgin or virgin olive oils, but being cold-pressed is important as the process preserves the nutrients and vitamins in the oil,

What Makes It Good

Chock-full of vitamins, minerals and proteins, olive oil works wonders for the skin and hair. An excellent moisturising agent, it helps soften and nourish your skin and hair-it’s great for dry and rough areas like knees and elbows. Research has also shown that emollients containing olive oil are beneficial for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It also helps fight dandruff, repairs spilt ends and adds shine to your hair. Olive oil is also good for relieving aches and pains, and is often used for body massages as carrier oil, with essential oils. Topical application of the oil is great for moisturising the skin and hair. The skin of the fruit is also a great exfoliant, as it does not contain any caustic substances and has safe molecules.

Red Flags

If you have acne-prone skin, beware. Oil can block the skin pores and might lead to a flare-up in blackheads and acne. While it is a non irritant, olive oil could cause rashes on certain skin types. Plus, low-quality oil might lead to infected boils on the skin.

Multipurpose Oil Benefits

As Sunscreen: Mix equal quantities of olive oil and tea decoction (tea boiled in water and strained) and apply all over the body and face. Leave this on for an hour. Rinse, don’t wash, so that it leaves a residue on the skin.

For Aches and Pains: Mix six drops of lavender essential oil in two tablespoon olive oil. Massage the affected area with the mixture.

For Dry Skin and Hair: Mix egg yolk with little olive oil and apply on face. Wash off with water after 20 minutes. For skin lightening, you could add a bit of lemon to the mix. An egg yolk and olive oil mix can also be used on dry hair to repair, nourish and add shine.

For Brittle Nails: Soak them for 20 minutes in a mix of ¼ cup olive oil with a drop of lemon and eucalyptus essential oils.

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  1. Very interesting. I never thought to use olive oil for beauty. It really is an all purpose oil! =)

  2. A truly great share here friend!

  3. Olive Oil is very multi-purpose. I just bought a bottle of conditioner with Olive Oil for my hair. And I cook with it. Thanks fo sharing.:)

  4. Thank you for this.

  5. Olive oil is magic

  6. good skin care

  7. Good share

  8. So very interesting indeed. and thanks for sharing this great article brilliant display of knowledge

    Not what we give,
    But what we share,
    For the gift
    without the giver
    Is bare.
    thanks for the support. :)

  9. Thanks for the share.

  10. Thanks for the tips. Nice share.

  11. Mineral oils are the important part of petroleum jelly. Really very informative.

  12. I enjoyed reading this article. Thanks.

  13. First time I heard about using as sun screen - so many uses for olive oil. Interesting article.

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