Alternative Uses For Olive Oil
Hopefully by now you've discovered how exquisite a true extra virgin olive oil should taste. With the selection of oils at D'Avolio, chances are you've found several varietals you simply cannot live without. We wanted to remind you that olive oil might also be used in other ways, supporting your health both inside and out. Below are some simple ideas to incorporate olive oil into your overall health and beauty regime.
(Any of D'Avolio oils will do, but try the Lemon, Blood Orange, or Persian Lime for the added benefits of the citrus scent and vitamin C.)
- Take a nickel size drop of olive oil and some brown sugar
- Mix until it's easy to spread on your face
- Massage gently into your face in a circular motion, being careful to avoid getting into your eyes
- Rinse face with luke warm water
- Apply a few drops of oil on your face
- Keep on your face until bedtime and blot dry.
- Try this routine 2-3 times a week.
You can prevent those little nicks and cuts caused by shaving if you use olive oil as your "shaving cream". It's a natural lubricant and will allow your razor to glide smoothly over your skin. An added perk to this is the olive oil will protect your razor from rust by repelling air and water.
Wet the area you'd like to shave with warm water before applying a layer of olive oil, just as you would shaving cream or gel. Then shave normally; your razor will easily glide over your skin for a smooth, close shave. You may want to rinse and wash with a mild cleanser afterwards, depending on the body part (i.e. the face). Rinse the razor and coat the blade with a drop of olive oil to protect it. We suggest using one of our citrus olive oils for shaving, such as the Lemon, Persian lime, or Blood Orange.
Olive oil is soothing to itchy, burning, irritated skin and offers quick relief. Try it on dry skin or on eruptions caused by chafing, mild dermatitis, or psoriasis. Spreading a thin layer of olive oil on your baby's diaper rash may help it to heal.
Forget Mr. Bubbles, instead grab your bottle of olive oil and mix about 4 Tablespoons into your bath. For additional sensory pleasure, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mix. Try Lavender, Roman Chamomile, or Clary Sage for relaxation.
Olive oil is a wonderful conditioner for dry hair. Try this for silky smooth locks.
- Warm up about 1/4 cup of olive oil (depending on length and thickness of your hair you may need more or less) and step into the bath or shower. Warm oil penetrates the hair shaft better.
- Rinse your hair with warm water.
- Using about 1 Tbsp at a time, massage olive oil in a circular motion right into your scalp. Repeat until your entire scalp is massaged with oil, using whatever oil is left on the ends of your hair.
- Take a shower cap or plastic bag and secure over your hair. Let the oil penetrate your scalp and hair for at least 30 minutes. (Take a bath, read a book, call a friend, have some tea)
- Rinse well, then shampoo and rinse again with cool water to seal the hair shaft.
Eye Makeup remover:
Grab a cotton ball or flat cotton pad and moisten it with a drop or two of the EVOO you have on hand. Gently wipe along your eyelids and lashes until you no longer look like a raccoon. You may also use a cotton swab to gently swipe under your lower lashes.
Rids Bad Breath:
While the causes for bad breath can vary, the usual suspect is bacteria in the mouth. Try swishing around about a tablespoon of olive oil in your mouth for at least a minute or two before spitting it out. The olive oil will help bind the bacteria together leaving your mouth fresher.
Much tastier than castor oil, a couple tablespoons of delicious D'Avolio EVOO will help ease constipation. If swallowing it straight is out of the question, drizzle a little extra on some salad or mix it up in a smoothie.