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Olive Oil

Discover the many benefits of olive oil for your skin, as featured in our natural and handmade soap bars

Olive oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the olive fruit. It is a rich source of fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. Olive oil is a popular ingredient in natural and handmade soap bars, as it is gentle on the skin and provides a variety of benefits.

In this article, we will discuss the three biggest skin benefits of olive oil and why it is a great ingredient for natural and handmade soap bars.

Botany and History of olive oil

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a slow-growing tree, but it can live for centuries and grow up to 30 feet tall. Most of the trees are kept quite small because it is easier to pluck the olives. Did you know the olive tree is a symbol of peace and wisdom in many cultures?

The olive making process begins with harvesting the olives. Olives are typically harvested in the fall, when they are ripe. The olives can be picked by hand or by machine. Once the olives have been harvested, they are washed and then crushed. The crushing process releases the oil from the olives. 

The oil is then extracted from the olives using a variety of methods, including centrifugation and pressing. After the oil has been extracted, it is filtered to remove any impurities. The oil is then ready to be bottled.

Olive oil has been used for centuries for its many benefits. The ancient Greeks and Romans used olive oil to moisturize their skin and hair. The ancient Egyptians used olive oil to treat wounds and skin conditions.

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3 biggest skin benefits of olive oil

Hydrates and Nourishes the Skin

Olive oil is a good source of oleic acid, which is a fatty acid that easily penetrates the skin and provides deep hydration. Olive oil also helps to create a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent moisture loss.

Softens and Smooths the Skin

Olive oil is an emollient, which means that it can soften and smooth the skin. It is also a natural humectant, which means that it can help to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.

Reduces inflammation

Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties this makes it ideal for soothing and calming irritated skin. Olive oil can help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation of the skin. This can be beneficial for people with a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburn.

Conclusion

Olive oil is a safe and effective natural ingredient that can benefit your skin in many ways. It is a good source of fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin, soften and smooth the skin, and protect the skin from damage.

If you are looking for a natural way to improve your skin health, consider using products that contain olive oil, such as our natural and handmade soap bars.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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