Updated: Oct 24, 2020
Olive oil is delicious, but did you know about all the benefits it has for your skin? In this article, I will share the reasons you should consider olive oil as part of your hygiene routine and my favorite olive oil natural soap picks.
Olive oil is one of the healthiest fats, and not only to eat but for our skin, did you know that olive oil has the chemical structure most similar to our skin? No wonder rubbing natural olive oil all over our skin feels so lovely.
They say to this superfood liquid gold, because of its incredible benefits to our skin.
For this reason, olive oil is so prevalent in the cosmetics and natural personal hygiene industry because of its exceptional benefits.
Curious about the history of olive oil, check this link below:
Olive oil has been used for over 5000 years as a natural cosmetic product in the Mediterranean and is still popular today.
So what is the reason olive oil is so good for our skin?
Olive contains many fatty acids, mainly composed of triglycerides, flavonoids, hydrocarbons, vitamin E, and phenolic compounds. All these components eliminate free radicals (which are the ones that cause many degenerative diseases such as cancer) and protect the skin from sun damage, reducing the risk of melanomas (cancerous skin tumors).
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Olive oil softens the skin by providing moisture and elasticity; it is also excellent as a moisturizing lotion for dry skin. Its oily properties also help moisturize elbows and knees.
Its acids help heal and repair tissues, and its antioxidant properties rejuvenate the skin and mixing it with raw brown sugar, it becomes a powerful exfoliator.
These are my top picks for natural olive oil soaps with a brief description of their properties.
Overview of the products listed below
Traditionally crafted, long-lasting and smooth texture.
Lathers up well.
With shea butter which moisturizes the skin even further.
Made in France.
Crafted over two centuries ago.
Natural scented (slight green smell).
Works as shampoo too.
Hard soap bars so they last longer.
Made in Greece.
The bars are large, not suitable for traveling.
A strong scent might not be for everyone.
Lathers up well.
100% raw ingredients and hand made by artisans.
30-day money-back guarantee by sending an email to the seller.
Made in Turkey.
As a general recommendation, let your soaps air dry after each use or place them on a soap dish with a drain; this way, they do not disintegrate as fast. Olive oil soap has a particular scent that can be off-putting if you are used to commercial soaps with artificial fragrances, but your skin will be so thankful once you get used to natural ingredients.
I hope this article helped you make an informed decision.