The highest quality, cold-pressed oil should be used in olive oil skin recipes, for a lighter feel and scent. Olive oil can be substituted for any other oil used in skin and hair recipes. It is a little heavier, especially good for moisturizing dry skin and hair.
Otherwise, the benefits of olive oil skin recipes as beauty treatments are many.
Here are some suggestions:
Olive Oil Hair Recipe:
For a twist on a hot oil treatment, try a -
Mayonnaise hair masque
using olive oil
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
* 1½ cups high quality extra-virgin olive oil
1. Put the egg in the blender and blend until mixed (about 10 seconds)
2. Pour the rest of the oil in a steady stream while the blender is going, until the mayonnaise is smooth.
Work the mayo into the ends of dry hair, down about 4 inches from the roots. Cover with a plastic bag, and wrap with a warm towel (straight from the dryer!) Put your feet up and relax for 10-30 minutes.
Unwrap your head and work shampoo into hair before adding water. Wet it, continue shampooing, rinse and shampoo again.
Olive Oil Skin Recipes
Cleansing with Olive Oil
Oil is a great deep cleanser, capable of breaking down sebum and impurities with the "like dissolves like" chemistry theory, so an oil cleanse will dissolve that troublesome excess sebum without stripping your skin of the natural lipids.
Take a look at the many beneficial properties of olive oil:
*similar to the composition of human skin
Rub olive oil all over your face
Cover your face with a very warm washcloth and press lightly
As your washcloth cools, rinse, warm up,squeeze out and reapply
Finally, wash off with warm water
Now, doesn't that feel nice?
Olive Oil Sugar Scrub
The basic sugar scrub recipe:
1 C sugar (white or brown)
1/4 C Olive Oil
Feel free to add essential oils, herbs or kitchen flavorings such as cinnamon, honey or vanilla.
An olive oil sugar scrub is great all over your body, and especially good for exfoliating and moisturizing arms, legs and derriere. After a leg scrub, there is no need to use shaving cream or soap for shaving because the razor will glide amazingly. Just be sure to rinse the razor well!
Olive Oil Facial Scrub
The basic recipe:
1 t olive oil
2 t baking soda
Measure out the olive oil first, then add the baking soda to the oil and mix into a paste. You may also add lemon juice or honey. Rub into skin to exfoliate, then wash off with a warm washcloth, finishing up with a cold splash.
You've just washed, exfoliated and moisturized, all in one step!
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