Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beautiful Uses For Olive Oil - Mini Beauty Treatments

Save money by replacing expensive beauty products with
natural GREEN Olive Oil!

Olive oil is great for your nails, lips, hair, and skin.

Olive oil skin care is nothing new.
In fact, it's an ancient beauty secret, discovered over 5000 years ago.

Olive Oil Skin Care
Eat it! It works from the inside and the outside.
Incorporate this healthy oil regularly into your diet.
You’ll enhance your health while improving the appearance of your skin.

Healthy Salad - top with a drizzle of olive oil.
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil make a delicious vinaigrette for anti-aging protection.

Olive Oil Skin Treatments
You can create simple skin care recipes right in your kitchen.
Try the mini beauty treatments below.

Bath: For a moisturizing soak, add about ¼ cup olive oil and several drops of essential oil to your bathwater. Lavender oil will help you relax before going to bed. (Careful - the tub will be slippery!)

Dry Skin: Gently massage a small amount of olive oil on extra dry areas such as elbows or heels.

Hands: Whip up a quick sugar scrub for rough, dry hands. Combine two tablespoons of oil with two tablespoons of sugar. Rub on hands until sugar begins to dissolve. Rinse with warm water. VoilĂ ! Silky-smooth hands.

Feet: Apply a liberal amount of oil to feet at bedtime. Cover with cotton socks. Soft feet in the morning! Works for hands, too. Cover with white cotton gloves.

Face: Create a moisturizing facial mask with olive oil, honey, and an egg yolk. Beat until well blended and apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Nails: Warm a small dish of olive oil (not too hot) with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Soak nails for 5- 10 minutes. This softens cuticles while it strengthens nails.

Hair: For a simple oil treatment, warm several tablespoons of olive oil (again, not hot). Rub into scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap or small plastic bag. Leave on for 20-30 minutes.

For extra conditioning, mix an egg yolk with the olive oil... but do not warm. This is great for dry hair and split ends. It may even heal dandruff. Shampoo twice after this treatment or you'll smell like raw egg!

Lips: Alleviate chapped lips with straight olive oil. Dab on lips... especially helpful at bedtime.


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Denise Kline said...

WOW! I need this for my dry hands! I'm going to post this on my blog linking it back to you! Hello! I am your newest follower! Please follow me back at My Blog Thanks, Denise

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

How timely. My daughter is having a spa birthday party and I've been looking for ideas...thanks!

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Steph said...

Hi there! Thanks for the follow...following back! :)

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everyday products and more said...

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Keli said...

I never knew Olive Oil had so many uses! Thanks for sharing

Thanks for linking up to Friendly Wednesday!

Debra Chapoton, author said...

Hopped over from My Blog and I enjoyed reading your tips. I'm going to try them tonight! Thanks.

Heather Jones said...

Olive oil has a lot of good qualities wow!

I am following back from the Hump Day Hop!

Have a great Thursday!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Monique said...

Following you back from the blog hop. Thanks for the olive oil tips - I LOVE using natural stuff around the house.

New twitter and GFC follower

East9thStreet said...

Following you back! I'm going to try it on my lips as the chapstick and carmex are not doing it!

Cindy said...

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Heather Jones said...

Olive Oil is truly a miracle oil!

Thanks for linking up your post. I just digged it! :)

Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands!