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Olive oil for skin and hair

Updated on July 25, 2014
an excellent oil for beauty and health
an excellent oil for beauty and health | Source

For centuries olive oil has been used to enhance beauty by many men and women across the globe. This oil is not only good for the skin but also does wonders to the hair. From conditioning and giving shine to the hair, this vitamin E and anti oxidants rich oil also helps in getting a radiant complexion. Olive oil is not only restricted for beauty purpose but it is an excellent oil for cooking, protecting the skin both from the inside and outside.

  1. Condition your hair with olive oil to make it dandruff free. To know how to use olive oil in your hair read
  2. http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-remove-acne-scar-marks-from-home-remedy
  3. For that extra shine and strength in your hair, apply olive oil and water mixed in equal proportion in your hair after shampooing. Wash after 5 minutes and shampoo again. To know more about hair care read http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/hair-care-for-winter
  4. Olive oil is the best eye makeup remover! If used regularly it will not only soften the area around eyes but will also delay wrinkles.
  5. Stretch marks? Mix olive oil and cocoa powder in equal proportion and apply on the effected are everyday. Within a week you will see the difference.
  6. For moist cuticles and shiny nails, rub a few drops of olive oil in your hands. Suffering from dry hands and brittle nails? Soak your hands in lukewarm water with olive oil mixed in it.
  7. Mix sea salt and olive oil in equal quantities and scrub on face to remove dead skin cells and get a glowing skin. This is an excellent scrub for people who have dry skin.
  8. Substitute olive oil with shaving cream. The oil will soften the hair and make shaving easier leaving the skin shining.
  9. Drop a few drops of olive oil in your bath to make skin soften after the bath.
  10. If you have split ends or brittle hair, mix egg with olive oil and massage in your hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash your hair.
  11. Use olive oil during pedicure to massage feet. This will not only help in relaxing but will also soften your feet.
  12. You can even remove lice from your hair using olive oil!! generously apply olive oil on head and leave it overnight. 8- 10 hours minimum (do wrap your head with a towel.) Wash your hair next day. Repeat this process once in a week and soon your hair will be lice free!
  13. Suffering from chapped lips? Apply olive oil and leave it overnight.
  14. Moisturize your body by applying olive oil and water mixed in equal portion.
  15. Feeling tired? Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil in your bath tub and a few drops of essential oil. This bath will not only relax you but also make your skin soft and supple.


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      Ellie 2 years ago

      What a neat arectli. I had no inkling.

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      Archa 4 years ago from India

      Thanx for sharing this post...i did not know that olive oil can be of so much use.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thank you suzzycue for liking my hub.

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I can't wait to try some of these uses for olive oil!Thanks.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Dear wwolfs, olive oil is great as a hair oil. Do try it once.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      dear betsuz even I apply olive oil at night much to the annoyance of my husband who keeps complaining that I smell like a salad :)

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      thank you alipuckett :)

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      thank you Injured lamb :)

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Never use this, but gonna try it for sure after reading this...thanks for another great sharing dipsmi...

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      alipuckett 5 years ago

      WOW! Olive oil is a natural miracle. So many interesting uses, and it's delicious too! :)

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      betsuz 5 years ago from California

      I use olive oil on my skin and hair and love the results! It really works on my skin. It makes my skin look more youthful and it also helps smooth out fine lines and acne scarring.

      I only use it at night though because it makes me smell like a salad. :)

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      I do love olive oil and those olives look so tasty! I didn't know about using it as an oil treatment for your hair and will have to try that one day. Thanks for sharing.

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