For the longest time, there has been a bottle of olive oil in my apartment’s medicine cabinet, and for the longest time, I wondered why it was there. I have come to accept that my roommates have different habits and tendencies than me, so like other nuances at the apartment, I didn’t think much of it. I have gotten numerous life hacking tips that have all pointed me to one amazing product: olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one product that my roommate swears by. What I didn’t realize was that I too have utilized the amazing abilities of olive oil as well.
Why olive oil? It is all-natural, hypoallergenic, and fortified with antioxidants, and vitamins A and E. Check out OliveOilSource.com and ThePassionateOlive.com for more information on olive oil and its health and beauty benefits!
- The natural oils in EVOO help clear up acne. Put it on your face before going to bed. Use tissue or a cotton ball to dab it on your face. Results can be seen in a few weeks.
- EVOO also works as a deep conditioner to help control dandruff for dry hair. Massage a small amount onto the scalp. I’ve also put olive oil at the ends of my hair when it was dry after coloring it. No split ends here!
- The natural oils in EVOO are also great for the skin. If you’re ever cooking, and you get extra olive oil on your skin, rub! Use small amount to rejuvenate dry skin. To make an exfoliator, mix sea salt with EVOO.
- The moisturizing properties of EVOO also extend to nails. Dab some EVOO onto the nail bed and cuticles to strengthen nails and keeps cuticles moist.
- This is a tip that my friend told me. I know I told you before that you could use lotion or conditioner to shave your legs (click here to check out that blog entry!), but apparently, you can also use EVOO to shave your legs as well. Guys can try this too!
- Put some olive oil on tissue or a cotton ball, to remove makeup. The natural oils come to the rescue to break down the tough-to-remve eye makeup: eye shadow, mascara, and eyeliner. Maybe keeping a bottle of EVOO in the bathroom cabinet isn’t such a crazy idea after all?
Makeup Brush Cleaner
- This is a trick that I do. I saw this video on Michelle Phan’s YouTube channel. I tried it, and I have done it ever since. Using easily accessible supplies, olive oil and dish soap, you can clean makeup brushes (even paint brushes) helps keep the hairs in the brush hydrated, while still being thoroughly cleaned.
I’m not the only one who has great things to say about EVOO. My friend Cat is an all- around artist. She does makeup, filmmaking, photography, illustration, and writing. Here’s her vlog on EVOO.
Check out her blog, Audivila. She does amazing stuff with makeup!
So there you have it, now you have plenty of reasons to move your bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from your kitchen cabinet to your medicine cabinet!
- Got Olive Oil, Honey, and Sugar? Then You Have a Great Scrub (bellasugar.com)
- Five Ways to Use Olive Oil For Beauty (bellasugar.com)