I really can’t get enough of this stuff! It’s always my go-to face wash, body wash, moisturiser, hair conditioner and cooking oil (and anything else I might need it for).
Ever since using this oil, my skin is softer, my face is clearer and my hair is so much more manageable! I really, really recommend trying to incorporate this oil into your routine, if you haven’t already tried it!
Olive Oil Face (And Body) Cleansing:
Use just the olive oil: pour some on hands and massage into face for a few minutes, really allowing the oil to sink into the skin (I usually do this in the shower so I can rinse it off easier) and rinse off.
If you need more exfoliation (and for really soft skin), add sugar or sea salt!
You can also use the oil more intensely using the oil-cleansing method; massage the oil into your skin and take a hot wash cloth, placing over face until cool and repeat 2-3 times. The steam will help cleanse your pores and clean the oil off your face so you don’t need to rub to remove the oil.
Olive oil is amazing for getting off makeup and stubborn mascara; doing the oil cleansing method is perfect replacement for makeup remover. (Not only are you using natural ingredients, you’re skipping a step in your night routine and being eco-friendly all at the same time!)
Olive Oil Hair Mask:
Massage the oil into the ends of your hair and work towards the roots – you really don’t need that much at all; a quarter-sized amount or less. I’ll usually leave this on overnight, wrap my hair in a bun and shampoo out in the morning. It really makes a difference in the smoothness and manageability of the hair. It also seems to work better leaving overnight to allow time for the oil to sink in and it seems to shampoo out better then rinsing and washing directly after.
I’ve also mixed the oil with pureed bananas – bananas seem to have a specific effect with moisturising dry hair and skin. As well as mangoes! Check out this post and try it for yourself, I swear this combination works!
Olive Oil Nail Care:
Olive oil is really moisturising and makes the perfect cuticle and nail solution. Usually when applying to my hair or skin I’ll just rub into my cuticles but you can use a small amount specifically for that – really makes a difference!
There are many other ideas and solutions, but these are the main ways I use them; I switched to natural beauty products specifically to cut down on the amount of products I use and to simplify as much as possible, so I try to use as little ingredients as possible. But you can always experiment and add any other essential oils, fruit, oatmeal or anything really you want.