Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Not just for salad dressing
Olive oil is made by compressing the ripe olives.
The first press produces the extra special ‘Extra Virgin’ olive oil. It is the heaviest, thickest and most nutritious olive oil. And this is the one we use. As usual we only use organic.
While you may associate olive oil with cooking and eating more than skin care it also has amazing benefits for the skin.
Olive oil has been used to keep skin smooth and healthy since ancient times, even Cleopatra was a fan.
This gorgeous versatile oil contains squalene, a compound that intensively hydrates the skin, keeping it healthy, reducing and relieving dry skin making it perfect for skincare products.
It is also packed full of vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols; which are powerful anti-oxidants. These help repair damage to the cells and protect from further UV damage.
Anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated, itchy or sore skin.
Studies have show that olive oil has dermal rebuilding properties. Helping heal skin after damage.
The fatty acids within olive oil nourish the skin, helping keep it soft, smooth and healthy.
These properties are why we have included this beautiful oil in our new Organic Herb Balm. Evert ingredient in our new herb balm has been carefully selected to help soothe and heal sore, itchy, irritated, dry skin.
There are other uses for olive oil that we think you would love to know:
- You can use it with our organic reusable makeup pads to remove makeup, especially waterproof mascara, leaving your face clean and fresh. Without the harsh drying effect of some makeup removers.
- Conditioning your hair. Especially the tips, which can become frizzy and split. Massage a little olive oil into the ends of your hair, leave for 5 mins and then wash as usual. This will leave you with healthy smooth hair. If you need a deep intensive all over condition. Warm the olive oil gently, then massage into all of your hair and scalp. Leave for 5 mins. Then wash as usual. This will leave you with soft healthy hair from tip to scalp.
- Make a scrub – we have mentioned this before here at Nadarra. Mix equal parts brown sugar and olive oil. Add a couple of drops of essential oils. Then use the scrub to exfoliate your skin. The sugar gently gets rid of dead skin while the olive oil moisturises and nourishes.
- And of course you can also eat it.
We hope you have enjoyed our brief tour of the amazing olive oil. We have more blogs on our other ingredients so have a look.
Thank you for reading.
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