OLIVES – the good oil

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So what’s so good about it?

  • rich in antioxidants – especially vitamin E
  • helps to bolster the immune system
  • low in saturated fats moderately rich in carbohydrates
  •  helps to improve bone mineralization and calcification
  • aids in calcium absorption

Want to learn more?  check this out : australianextravirginoliveoil.com

OK, so we know it’s good on the inside. But did you know you can use it in your daily beauty care treatments or pampering sessions?

Did you know that olive oil can be used to to remove make-up and mascara? It’s high in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties both of which help to counter-act exposure to pollution, smoke and alcohol. In fact it’ s nutritionally so rich  you can use it anywhere on your skin to moisturise and regenerate it.

Why don’t you try some of these ideas:

HOT OIL HAIR CONDITIONING – massage generous amount of olive oil into hair.  Cover with disposable shower cap.  Warm 2 towels in oven. To help oil soak into hair wrap one hot towel around head and alternate with other hot towel as it cools. Do this for 15 – 30 minutes. Wash hair and condition as usual.

OLIVE OIL AND SALT HAND TREATMENT  – Cover hands in olive oil and sea salt. You could add powdered sea weed or sea minerals for an extra boost. Massage in well all over to exfoliate hands.  Cover with disposable plastic gloves and leave on while doing chores – eg washing dishes etc. Remove gloves and rinse hands well in warm water. To finish off rub in a small amount of olive oil instead of hand cream. It moisturises, regenerates and protects the skin with vitamins E & K.

SOFTENING FOOT BATH – Place 5 – 6 Tbsp Epsom salt, half a cup of white vinegar and 4 litres of warm water into a foot spa. Soak feet in solution for 10 – 15 mins . Dry feet, massage with olive oil and put on a pair of thick socks to give it time to soak in. Helps prevent perspiration and foot odour. Restores natural pH balance in skin. The high magnesium content is a natural muscle relaxant that draws out toxins. It’s calming and soothing.

Want to boost it up a bit more? Add a few drops of Lavender and/or Geranium essential oil.

While you’re letting all the goodies soak into your skin, munch on a few of those nutritious almonds. Or lie down, put on some soft music, light a candle and relax for half an hour. You’ve just nurtured yourself – Mind, Body and Soul !

Do yourself a favour and only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Personally I prefer to use Young Living oils as  I know and trust the quality of their seed to seal process – Buy some now

 

©Raili Tanska

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