I recently read an article titled, The Surprising Skin Salvation in Your Kitchen by Dr. Baumann.
“Ancient Greeks bathed with olive oil, and its skincare benefits have held up to the scrutiny of science. We now know that olive oil has at least four different types of antioxidants in it. Antioxidants neutralize damaging free radicals that can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. Well-designed studies have shown that mice that drink extra virgin olive oil develop less skin cancer after exposure to UV light.
But, that's not all. The most exciting finding, in my opinion, is that applying topical olive oil to the mice skin after UV exposure also decreased the number of skin cancers. So whether ingested or applied directly to the skin, the oil is interfering with tumor development.”
It is so important to simplify your life, your foods, your home, your health care, your beauty regiment. All these lotions out there that are supposed to hydrate, reduce cellulite, smooth, tan and whatever else are filled with preservatives, chemicals, processed junks and man made crap. Some are effective, some are not and some are legitimately poisoning you.
At the end of the article Dr. Baumann goes on to say, “In my search, I have discovered some very special olive products. It is crucial to use extra virgin olive oil because it is made from the first press of the olives and has the highest amount of antioxidants. My favorites include La Amarilla de Ronda Organic Olive Oil and Costa dei Rosmarini Olive Oil. "
So I contacted Ciao Imports to get some organic extra virgin olive oil. Now, besides using it in my food, I am moisturizing my entire body with it and I even use it to shave my legs. I love that organic extra virgin olive oil is making my skin look fantastic as well as preventing skin cancer. Yea.
Side note: I recommend using the oil in the shower so that you are not too greasy.
My product reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I never accept payment for product reviews although I am given the sample to keep. If I am sent something that is unimpressive or boring I don’t write about it.
It also makes an excellent, non-toxic, non-irritating personal lubricant.
Ninfa DePalma says
Olive oil is also an excellant cuticle oil, since I started using it no more brittle finger nails or hang nails. The cuticles are always healthy. Learned this from My hubby’s greatgranny (she italian!. It can be any type of olive oil not necessarily Extra virgin. I’ve even used the stuff from Dollar Tree it all works great.
Jose Stock says
You do not have to use the “Organic”. Any Virgin or Extra Virgin will have the same effect.
Olive trees are very generous and need almost no chemical treatment. You do not have to pay for the certificate if you are not drinking it.
In the other hand, Olive Oils that include “refined” (does that are not Virgin nor Extra Virgin), may not keep the same properties.
skin care products philippines says
Well, for me it is more good to use “organic products” and I agree with you there “It is so important to simplify your life, your foods, your home, your health care, your beauty regiment. “Anyway, this Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil seems interesting. I want to try it. Thanks for sharing this post.
thanks for sharing about it.
it is also good for the hair…leaves the scalp clean and hair healthy & glossy..
funny, i love using EVOO for my skin and drinking it and using it for food.
recently i changed from my regular EVOO colavita – to the organic EVOO colavita.
i DID not like the way it tasted! it was actually so acidic it hurt my teeth!
i would have thought that the better (and more expensive) the EVOO is that the less acidic it would be – i was wrong 🙁
professional skin care products says
Yeah, it leaves the scalp clean and hair healthy & glossy. Nice!
Soft Cialis says
Why would the cork from a bottle of local organic extra virgin olive oil pop itself out?
it’s wedged itself halfway out since last night. any ideas?
Cheap Jordans says
To your blog, I learned a lot! This also is very good!
brian atwood says
Learned this from My hubby’s greatgranny (she italian!. It can be any type of olive oil not necessarily Extra virgin. I’ve even used the stuff from Dollar Tree it all works great.
brian atwood shoes says
It can be any type of olive oil not necessarily Extra virgin. I’ve even used the stuff from Dollar Tree it all works great.
amy amster says
Was just having this discussion, olives are a very good source of monounsaturated fat and a good source of iron, vitamin E, copper, and dietary fiber.