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Extra virgin olive oil for hair: homemade shampoo recipes and hair growth treatments

Extra virgin olive oil for hairThere are a lot of cosmetics trademarks exploiting extra virgin olive oil qualities in cosmetic products. Many of them use olive oil in hair treatments, shampoos, hair masks and hair conditioners. These products are demanded by customers and are sold out very quickly. Usually, these products are a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and other ingredients such as aloe vera in order to increase hair benefits.

However, for those people interested in creating their homemade cosmetic products, we have written this post to show you some very well-known recipes with very good results. They are very easy to prepare and require not very much work. Continue reading

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Olive oil does not make us put on weight. Makes us lose it!

Olive oil does not make us put on weightOlive oil does not make us put on weight!!! Some may assure that olive oil makes us put on weight and it is true that the oil has a high content of calories, but that does not necessarily mean that it is going to make us put on weight. In fact, there is no scientific research supporting this. However, there are some reviews in which scientists state that extra virgin olive oil makes us lose weight. Yes, that’s what I’ve written: Extra virgin olive oil makes us lose weight. Continue reading

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Uses of olive oil in cosmetics, household and natural remedies

Uses of olive oilExtra virgin olive oil is known basically by its nutritional properties and by its benefits for health; nevertheless, it is also known by its innumerable possibilities in cosmetics, household and natural remedies. These are some of the areas where olive oil plays a very important role. See some examples below:

Uses of olive oil – cosmetics

The extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for nails, it is used as a peeling gel, it can also be used as a shampoo and it is a very good skin moisturizing cream. In fact, there are lots of cosmetic trademarks that exploit oil qualities in their products. However, there is no better option than using the oil in its natural state, without additives, preservatives and chemicals that may interfere in its beneficial action. It is as simple as using the olive oil of our home as the main ingredient of our own elaborated products. We can make our own shampoo, our peeling cream, our moisturizing gel, our makeup remover, our emulsion for shaving, etc. The results will have nothing to envy to the obtained by our usual cosmetic trademark. Continue reading