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Olive Oil: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

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.

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

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

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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6:37AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

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9:50PM PDT on May 4, 2013

Great tips thanks

7:55AM PDT on May 2, 2013

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

1:08AM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for..

10:52PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

cool

5:13AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Cheers.

10:43AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

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.

7:07PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

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

5:11AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

thanks...my hair needs this!

11:16AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

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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