SKIN CARE AND OLIVES
Olives, in oil format, have long been used to promote skin health. Applied as a natural moisturiser, it penetrates deep into the skin to provide a long-lasting shield. We’re not necessarily suggesting you douse yourself in olive oil, but olive infused products are ideal for repairing sun damaged or dehydrated skin.
Olives are also a key ingredient in many anti-ageing products as they’re jam-packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A and E, which will prevent free-radical damage to the skin.
HAIR CARE AND OLIVES
Olive oil has been used for centuries as a natural hair conditioner (thank you Cleopatra!). Loaded with antioxidants, olive-based hair care is good for treating dandruff and maintaining a healthy scalp. And, because its primary chemical elements are emollients, olive oil will soften hair and add shine. There’s no end of shampoos and conditioners available, but if you want a D.I.Y treatment, you can warm olive oil at home, apply to dry hair and then wrap in a towel for thirty minutes. Wash through several times for ultra-glossy hair.