Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Olive Oil

Olive oil is such an amazing and versatile oil. In addition to be great for you on the inside, it nourishes your outsides just as well. Olive oil is composed to fatty acids, vitamin e, and trace amounts of squalene. If you are looking to purchase olive oil, choose extra-virgin varieties; these have been processed the least.

Many natural skin products contain olive oil because it does so much for the skin (plus hair and nails). Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer and products containing olive oil help to nurture skin by balancing moisture, this oil is also good for people with oily skin. Olive oil absorbs into the skin to help nourish your skin below the surface. Those who suffer from eczema or psoriasis benefit from olive oil's therapeutic property; when my eczema flairs up, I just dab a bit on and it clears up quickly. Olive oil also makes a wonderful deep conditioning oil treatment for hair or nails.

If you are interested, try substituting olive oil for the following and see if you don't notice a difference:
  • Massage oil
  • Facial cleansing oil or makeup remover
  • After bath body oil
  • Bath oil
  • Cuticle oil treatment
  • Whatever else you could think to use it for!!!

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