Olive Oil Pours So Much Beauty

While in Italy this month, I couldn’t escape the beauty and richness of olive oil.  What you see above is my artistic drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my squash soup.  Insanely delicious.  Just look how gilded that oil is, it is no wonder many call this oil “liquid gold” as well.

Olive oil is packed with Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K, and iron.  An oil this rich in antioxidants delivers health to skin.  Olive oil helps heal stretch marks, reduce the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, prevent wrinkles, and many think it has skin cancer preventive properties…you know me and skin cancer prevention.  Give me an Olympic sized pool of this stuff, I want to go swimming in it!

GH tip: Pick up a small expensive bottle of extra virgin olive oil to store exclusively in the bathroom or boudoir.  Get extra fancy by pouring it into a vintage perfume bottle.  Now here’s what you can do with your fancy bottle of liquid gold:

Eye makeup remover: a drop of olive oil on a cotton ball goes a long way. Serves as a moisturizer and treats fine lines.

Moisturizer: apply a drop or two of olive oil to damp skin.

Hair Conditioner: massage warm olive oil with equal parts warm water into scalp and ends.  To keep warm, wrap hair in a towel or shower cap for 30 minutes. My favorite warmth solution is taking your oiled tresses into the steam room or sauna for an amplified conditioning session for 10 minutes. Shampoo out…probably 2 shampoos will be needed.

Cuticle moisturizer: apply to cuticles to bring moisture and health back to fingers and shine to nails.

Bath: a few drops of olive oil with a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a warm bath brings relaxed bliss.

Lip balm: ever in a bind and can’t locate your lip balm at home?  Just head over to the kitchen and apply a drop to lips. Instant gratification!  My favorite lip balm is made of olive oil in fact!

*Note: To get the best benefits, use extra virgin olive oil. It is the least processed out of all the grades.

What are some of your favorite uses for olive oil, Beauties?  Please share in the comments below!  (Don’t forget to include any food recipes.  Beauties, have to eat too!) 

Comments

  1. And if you run out in the kitchen…. Love this! Must try for my cuticles! Thanks Mo!

  2. Two nights ago I created a french clay mask with one part extra virgin olive oil + one part french green clay powder and slathered on my face. My skin has dry for many reasons, especially winter + it needed some detox from the clay. After I removed the mask (slowly but surely) I lightly patted dry with a paper towel, careful as to not remove the oil left on my skin. It made a huge difference that night and the next day. My skin felt happy and soft again :)

    Last night I massaged a couple drops onto my damp face before bed. I’m loving the instant moisture impact!

  3. Hi Monique,

    I love that you are recommending this! I often tell my patients with excema and other types of dermatitis to use it. And of course with our cold winters in ND, it is an awesome natural moisturizer. I like your point about mixing it with an essential oil, so that you don’t smell like a salad!

    I hope all is well with you, Beauty!

    Dr Susan of PositivelyBeautiful.com