Olive Oil is packed with antioxidants & vitamins including vitamins A, D, K and E. It rejuvenates skin cells, helping to replenish moisture loss resulting in restored flexibility and suppleness in the skin. It also assists in UV ray protection, and neutralises the oxidant effect of free radicals that damage collagen and cause skin dryness and wrinkles.
Olive oil has anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties making it effective in aiding acne, psoriasis & eczema.
We have harnessed the amazing skin benefits of olive oil in our rawbeauty Body Butter, Body Lotion & Body Scrub which utilise olive leaf oil in their blends. Our products are suitable for the most sensitive of skin types and skin that is prone to dryness, Our natural crafted blends of native extracts and pure oils moisturise and enhance the complexion for a healthy-looking skin.
Here are 7 olive oil skin treatments you can create in the comfort of your home to treat your skin:-
- Hair treatment
Olive oil has been used as a hair treatment since ancient Egyptian times. Apply olive oil generously to the ends of your hair and scalp. Leave it in for up to 15 minutes, and then shampoo it out.
2. Lip & Body Scrub
Combine coarse sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil for a chapped-lip fix. For a whole body combine 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup olive oil. Our Waratah & Wattle Seed Sugar Body Scrub can be used as a lip scrub.
Have you checked out the video tutorial on lip scrubs to avoid dry chipped lips by Natural / organic makeup artist – Sarah Ryan. Its at the bottom of our testimonial page. Click here to view it.
3. Makeup Remover
Olive Oil is an effective natural makeup remover. To remove eye makeup and mascara, apply olive oil to a cotton ball and carefully wipe over the skin. Follow with warm water and a gentle face wash.
4. Hair Shine Serum
Just rub a few drops of olive oil on flyaway ends after styling for an extra-glossy finish.
5. Cuticle Conditioner
Use olive oil as your cuticle softener, it will help you grow longer, stronger nails. Simply rub into cuticles as required.
6. Foot treatment -especially good for cracked heals
Exfoliate feet & split, rough heels with a a scrub (see above) or pumice stone, then apply olive oil to feet. You can put on socks to lock in the hydrating treatment as you sleep. (Of course be careful its not slippery.)
The best and most widespread use for olive oil is as an intense moisturiser. Olive Oil works great as an all over treatment for extra-dry skin. Since it’s natural, it’s the ideal pick for eczema and psoriasis.
Apply olive oil directly to the skin as required or try combining coconut oil and olive oil to form a super hydrating moisturiser. Olive oil is also a very versatile as you can use it to moisturise dry skin on your face and your body.
Do you have any other DIY olive oil home treatments you’d like to share?
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