Extra 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 →
In Antiquity, Greeks and Romans worked the land to produce olives and olive oil. Since then, these products are used in cosmetics, gastronomy, food preserving, industry, health, etc. All these useful possibilities come from the multiple properties of olive oil.
The olive oil has a very high percentage of triglycerides. One of these is the oleic acid, which constitutes the 75% of olive oil. This acid contributes to benefit health, more specifically the cardiovascular and hepatic systems. This component is known as one of the essential acids which are basic for the development of life. Unfortunately, our body is not able to synthesize it and, consequently, it is very important for us to include it in our dairy food consumption. Continue reading →