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.

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Timonberg T.
Past Member 2 years ago

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Genoveva M.
Genoveva M G.2 years ago

Great tips thanks

Monica May
Monica May2 years ago

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

paul m.
paul m.2 years ago

Thanks for..

Anne Woods
Anne Woods2 years ago


Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago


Marie K.
Marie Killian2 years ago

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!!!

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

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.2 years ago

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

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.2 years ago

thanks...my hair needs this!

Heather Holland
Heather Holland2 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.