Sunday, August 30, 2009
Olive Oil is Liquid Gold
For more than four thousand years, the olive tree has been a symbol of peace, longevity and abundance. Gifted by a goddess, revered by ancient cultures, and protected by emperors, the olive tree and its precious fruit have played important roles in civilization.
Dubbed "liquid gold" by Homer, olive oil has been used for food, medicine, magic, beauty, and divine rituals. Baseball star Joe DiMaggio is even said to have soaked his bat in olive oil. And the history continues as more and more people are turning to all natural beauty remedies and healthier eating habits.
Today, I would like to share some ways to use olive oil in your beauty routines.
Lips: Alleviate chapped lips with straight olive oil. Dab on lips... great at bedtime.
Nails: Warm a small dish of olive oil (not too hot) with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Soak nails for 5- 10 minutes. This softens cuticles while it strengthens nails.
Hair: For a simple oil treatment, warm several tablespoons of olive oil (again, not hot). Rub into scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap or small plastic bag. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. You can also put a small drop in your palm, rub hands together then rub on your hair to get rid of frizzes.
Feet: Apply olive oil to your feet at bedtime, but on some socks and wake up with soft feet in the morning.
Bath Oil: Use 2-3 tablespoons in your bath to soften and treat your dry skin.
(be careful getting out, as will be slippery)
Skin: Applying olive oil to your skin after being out in the sun may help reduce the damage caused by sun exposure.
You can also use Pure Olive Oil Soaps. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that nourish the skin. You can now get a bar today on our site.