Content Series: Olive Oil Our Favorite Beauty Product

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We all know that olive oil is wonderful and healthy for us to cook with, but what about its other uses? Melissa give TBF readers tips on how to use that $6.99 bottle of olive oil for than just cooking.

1. A mixture of 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, & 1/4 cup water used as a night cream will make your skin glow. The olive oil softens and moisturizes and the vinegar lightens discolorations, kills bacteria and loosens dead skin cells. Splash water on your face before applying.

2. Olive oil can be used as cleansing cream if your skin is dry.

3. For a facial, wet face thoroughly, then massage olive oil into your skin. Use about a half teaspoon of sugar and scrub your face with that, then wipe off gently with a warm, wet cloth until the sugar is all gone.

4. Use olive oil on your feet with clean white cotton socks. Helps to soften up you feet and it absorbs better than baby oil.

5. It seems when you pour olive oil out there is always a drip, so wipe it up with your hand and rub it in to your elbows. Wonderful softening properties.

6. Use olive oil as bath oil. Two to three tablespoons will do the trick.

7. Use olive oil for your hair. Not only does it condition, but it also gets rid of the frizz. Put a small drop into your palm & then rub both hands together & apply it to dry hair.

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  • denise

    I use grapeseed oil instead, that way I dont smell like a salad 🙂 And I use it for everything from taking my mascara off, moisturizing my whole body after every shower, as a healing ointment after I get a tattoo, cuticle oil, scrub (with brown sugar mixed in), and in my hair like mentioned above. It soaks right in and my skin never gets scaley in the winter anymore.

  • I use olive oil for both my hair and skin it works great.

  • Erin

    I use olive oil on my hair all the time – it really helps to restore moisture and makes it really soft. I leave it in for about 30 minutes while I am under the dryer, and then I rinse it out. It works really well on my fine grade of hair, as well as other grades of African American hair.

  • Sally

    Olive or almond oil also does an outstanding job of conditioning fingernail cuticles. It’s worth the one-time expense of SolarOil for the small container with a brush. For about the same price, purchase a bottle of almond oil at the grocery store and refill your nail-brush container.

    To condition cuticles especially in cold weather, brush cuticles morning and night rubbing the oil into your skin and nails. A great therapy whether you have gel, acrylic or natural nails.

  • I have a lot of bad allergies and the only thing I can use on my face now is natural oils like olive oil, avocado, sunflower.  I often get compliments on my skin and people think I am a lot younger than I am. It really does make your skin beautiful.

  • Allison

    Fantastic idea.  I use olive oil regularly in my beauty routine, and it’s so great for my skin.  Plus, I really don’t want to use a bunch of products that have chemicals I can’t even pronounce in them.  Natural products do just as good of a job!