With all of the exotic oils and butters available for natural skin care and natural hair care, it’s easy to think of olive oil as pretty basic. I mean, everyone uses it. It’s inexpensive and easily accessible. I mean, you can walk into any grocery or convenience store and grab a bottle for less than 10 bucks. It’s everywhere. In a lot of ways, it doesn’t always come across as a special oil, not compared to all the hype coconut oil got a few years back.
But did you know?
Once upon a time, the Ancient Egyptian and Greeks used olive oil to clean their faces and bodies instead of soap? Why? Because it’s properties allow the oil to do double duty as both a cleanser and a moisturizer for skin. It’s part of the reason why there’s so much talk about the oil cleansing method for facial care. FYI, oil cleansing or using cream-based cleansers are awesome if your skin tends to be dry and during the dry winter months. Give it a try.
The best thing about olive oil
You can put it in or on your body, and your body will thank you. In fact, olive oil is one of the best oils out there for natural skin care and natural hair care if you’re looking for natural beauty on a budget. Cuz you know what else?
- It’s full of antioxidants that help prevent premature aging and protect skin from free radical damage.
- It moisturizes and protects hair from damage from the environment and the sun.
- It’s a great moisturizer for both skin and hair. Add a little to your conditioner or body wash to give your product a little extra oomph.
An all-around winner, am I right?
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