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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


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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!

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!!! 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 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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