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Focus on Ingredients: Olive Oil

Focus on Ingredients: Olive Oil

You may know how useful and wonderful olive oil is in terms to cooking and food, but did you know about all of the benefits it has for our skin and hair? 

Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives. Side note: watch the Fat episode of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix to see Samin Nosrat travel to Italy, meet with olive oil producers, and tour a grove during harvest. It’s fascinating!

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Here are some facts about olive oil and its properties that illuminate why it is so helpful in nourishing and healing the skin:

  • olive oil is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and K - Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and it can help protect the skin
  • olive oil contains an ingredient called squalene, which is extremely hydrating
  • antioxidants may prevent premature aging
  • vitamin E also helps out with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis by removing bacteria - meaning it can be beneficial in the treatment of infections of the skin
  • vitamins A and E can be an effective combo which helps treat acne

At Heliotrope, we only use organic, all-natural, extra virgin olive oil in our products. This high-quality oil helps nourish and heal your skin and hair. 

Speaking of nourishing - our Nourishing Olive Oil Soap is soothing, anti-bacterial, and smells amazing! Contains 85% organic ingredients - including edible plant oils such as coconut oil and palm oil. Perfect for all skin types with its rich later and gentle cleansing. Available in wonderful scents such as Clove Geranium (activated charcoal is added as a natural antiseptic), Cedar Tangerine (we've added pink clay to detoxify and soothe the skin), Grapefruit Lemongrass (with ground apricot shells for exfoliating), Juniper Spruce (with green tea), Basil Eucalyptus (spicy and sharp), and Pure Lavender (naturally antimicrobial).  

Our Olive Leaf & Neroli Moisturizer is perfect for those with sensitive skin. While olive leaf provides the emollient, neroli brings the gentle antiseptic benefits. Additional botanicals, such as rose, lavender, chamomile and aloe, help reduce inflammation and tackle redness and dryness. No perfume added. Use daily to stay hydrated and smooth!   

Ready for a treat? Our Lemon & Olive Scalp Treatment moisturizes and protects dry, flaky skin while fortifying hair follicles. With antioxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits, it’s great for dandruff relief, or to help heal a tight, stressed, irritated scalp. Just apply 15-20 drops on dry scalp/hair and massage with circular movements, wrap your hair in a warm towel, then wash and condition as usual. Your scalp will feel refreshed and happy!

Want to see all of our products that include olive oil? -----> check here! 

What’s your favorite thing about oil olive? Food-related responses welcome! Write your comments in the comment box below! 

 

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