Olive Oil: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

For centuries, Mediterranean beauties have relied on olive oil to help maintain good health, a fresh, dewy complexion, lustrous hair, and more.

Now you can learn the secrets of olive oil that have made it such a favorite Kitchen Cupboard beauty aid for so many for so long.

Cuticles and nails: If your cuticles are ragged and your nails brittle and dry, olive oil can help! Soak nails for 30 minutes in a small cup of olive oil.

Hands: Smooth on a generous amount of olive oil before bed, put on white cotton gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will be softer and smoother in the morning!

Lips: To soothe and smoothe dry, chapped lips, dab on a little olive oil.

Hair treatment: This helps repair split ends, heals dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous. Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into scalp and hair. Cover hair with a plastic bathing cap and leave on for 30 minutes or more, then shampoo as usual.

Skin: Massage a small amount of olive oil into skin whenever you need softening and moisturizing. Apply extra oil to rough or cracked areas.

Bath: Add several tablespoons of olive oil to your bath, along with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, to soothe and nourish your skin.

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

103 comments

Timonberg T.
Past Member 3 years ago

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Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M4 years ago

Great tips thanks

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Monica May
Monica May4 years ago

save money on the expensive creams that do nothing...

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paul m.
paul m4 years ago

Thanks for..

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Anne Woods
Anne Woods4 years ago

cool

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Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Cheers.

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Marie K.
Marie Killian4 years ago

Hi! I would be happy to elaborate on the info' on Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and propylene glycol thing!
http://www.natural-health-information-centre.com/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.html

http://thegoodhuman.com/2009/03/31/what-is-propylene-glycol-and-why-you-should-avoid-it/

Just Googling information and was astounded. Almost all our lotions, shampoos and even toothpastes have these or one of these products in them. Even the "natural" toothpastes!!!

http://www.carothersoliveoil.com. Best for your body, skin and hair! And it is delicious.

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Edvanir L.
Vanie L4 years ago

propylene glycol antifreeze?? Maybe we could have an article about it... Thank you, Marie K., for this information.

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Cheryl B.
Cheryl B4 years ago

thanks...my hair needs this!

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Heather Holland
Heather Holland4 years ago

I've tried it for my hair before. A little rosemary and olive oil, cook it together for about 2-3mins, let cool, messaged it in and let set for a few mins. My hair turned shiny and soft, also helped with the split ends some.

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