11 things you can do with olive oil

Besides lemon, milk, sugar, aloe, turmeric, sandalwood and honey, olive oil is another household item that has multifarious uses as a beauty aid. It is a mild, non-irritant, antibacterial oil that is rich in antioxidants; hence is ideal for the skin. Here are a few things that you could do with olive oil.

11 DIY Beauty Recipes With  Olive Oil

Olive oil for dry skin

For an extremely dry skin, which is in dire need of a moisturizer, apply olive oil liberally all over and watch how your parched skin laps it up instantly to become smooth, elastic and hydrated. Olive oil is almost like the natural sebum (oil) that our skin secretes and hence feeding your skin with this oil does wonders to it. When you run out of moisturizer anytime, olive oil is a safe bet.

Face packs with olive oil for dry skin

For dry skins, ageing skins and in winters, it’s always good to put a few drops of olive oil in your face packs/masks before application. That way, your skin won’t feel dried up after you wash it off; but will remain hydrated and nourished throughout. A simple and effective mask with olive oil is to add a few drops of this oil to a tbsp of honey and 2 tsp of milk, blend well and apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.

For nails

For strengthening weak and brittle nails, just soak them in a cup of olive oil and see how it helps your nails and cuticles. For stained nails and fingers, add a few drops of lemon juice to olive oil and soak your fingers in it. 

For hair massage

Take slightly warm olive oil in your palm and gently rub it into your scalp with your fingers using gently movements. Do not forget to oil the ends as well. Read the post oil massage for hair, for the correct procedure. This helps with split ends, dandruff etc. and provides bounce and shine to dull, limp hair.

As hair pack

Once in a while our mane needs a pack which will nourish and moisturize it and minimize the harsh effects of pollution and/or sun exposure. One such recipe for an amazing hair pack is this: Take 1-2 egg yolks, beat them well, add 2 spoonfuls of olive oil and beat the mixture again so that all ingredients blend well. Apply this pack all over your hair, leave on for 20-30 minutes. Then shampoo it off. 

Olive oil in baths

You can even pamper your skin with an olive oil massage for the whole body before taking a bath. Alternatively you might even add a few drops of olive oil in the water before stepping into your bath tub. Also read Aromatic oils in the bath.

11 diy beauty recipes with olive oil

For dry, chapped lips

Our lips are always vulnerable to cracking and chapping, irrespective of the seasonal climatic changes, due to their prominent position on the face and the lack of sufficient oil glands. The problem worsens in winter, though. So you can apply olive oil over them and as this oil edible, it’s perfectly safe to use. Regular application lubricates and heals your lips. 

Olive oil home remedy for crow’s feet

Take a tsp of olive oil in your palm; prick a Vitamin E capsule to squeeze out a few drops in it. Mix well and gently apply to the crow’s feet and area around the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes. Then wipe it off gently with a cotton swab soaked in warm water.

For smooth hands and feet

To exfoliate the skin on your hands, you can mix sugar with olive oil and gently rub it all over your hands. Also you can massage olive oil on your hands and feet (cover it with socks) a few hours before going to bed. You will awaken with smoother and softer hands and feet in the morning.

As a shaving cream

Did you know that you could use olive oil, instead of the shaving cream? For removing unwanted hair from your arms and legs, just smear olive oil over them and glide the razor for a smoother shave. You could use this home-made after-shave lotion afterwards. While shaving gets rid of the superfluous fuzz and gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin, olive oil nourishes and lubricates it; so you have this added advantage when you use olive oil for shaving. Men can use it on their faces while shaving and find their skins actually looking younger and younger day by day. 

As a makeup remover

If you run out of your makeup remover, olive oil is a good substitute. Use it to remove your make-up at night; it leaves a fine layer of oil to nourish your skin all night long.

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  1. Olive oil is one of the most versatile natural oils, and is my favorite for deep conditioning before shampooing. Since its molecules are long chains, they bind with the hair strands effectively!

  2. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Olive oil is indeed a multi-tasking product, it’s simply great for the skin and hair.

  3. EVOO and honey are 2 of my fave beauty treats!

  4. Anonymous8:17 AM

    I *heart* olive oil. In fact, I use at least product from a Japanese maker, DHC, which features olive oil to remove makeup. By the way, love the Blog! I'm into natural beauty myself, though you take the cake. Great posts ^_^

  5. Thanks for the kind words Charlotte. Keep visiting. :)

  6. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Both my great grandmother and gradmother used olive oil religiously for their skin - both of them had very few wrinkles and smooth, bright skin. It's an amazing beauty aide!

  7. Wow! Olive oil as a shaving cream? I have to try that one when my shaving cream finishes. It sound really messy. Does it ruin the razor at all? Thanks for these wonderful tips!

  8. Anyaposh, it might make the razor a little blunt; nonetheless it's a good substitute when you run out of a shaving cream.

  9. Anonymous12:05 PM

    thanks for those wonderful tips.i love ur site.

  10. Anonymous6:57 PM


    i love you site i learn many thinks here and than i share with my friends

  11. Thanks for the kind words Shpresha. Keep dropping by always. :)

  12. Anonymous11:59 AM

    WOW "OLIVE OIL" It really brightens my skin.

  13. Hi Mrs. Jyoti Ashok, glad you dropped by.

  14. Anonymous3:45 PM

    durining winter skins are dry so useining olive oil is good for skin it will protect the skin durinig the winter season overnite is also good for useinig olive oil .first u have to deside which time u have to use.in a day only one time you have to use olive oil

  15. Anonymous10:37 AM

    Mono-unsaturated Fat Content.

    It helps your "good" cholesterol. And helps get rid of the "bad" cholesterol.

    If you have a family history of heart disease, Olive Oil is what you should be using for anything that needs oil.

  16. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Use olive oil daily before going to bed. It is a good moisturizer, will make you feel soft and fresh. Also good for dry skin care.

  17. Anonymous11:27 AM

    i love it for my nails ts been only days but my nails dont chip and my hands are super soft ..awesome post

  18. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Thoroughly massage with olive oil. Quickly makes skin softer, it will look and feel much smoother and will be firmer. It completely rid my face of ALL my many blemishes. I now have a totally blemish free, healthy and glowing, youthful skin as well. Oil feeds and nourishes skin with many beneficial, health enhancing nutrients. Olive oil is excellent even for acne prone skins.
    To get the most benefit, massage into skin on a daily basis. .
    It's best to massage with a forward and back motion using finger tips and front and sides of fingers depending where on face you massage. Circular massage is less effective.
    Olive oil is a perfect natural moisturizer. You do not need any other. Do not remove. You simply splash face with water and dab dry with tissues

  19. These are some great tips. I am definitely going to try the olive oil.

  20. Nidhi9:23 AM

    Thanks! I get sun damage, but the olive oil has really helped.

  21. Anonymous9:23 AM

    So super helpful. And, you are right the vinegar treatment and olive oil treatments worked wonders!!!!

  22. Aishwarya10:30 AM

    yes, I have a bottle of OLIVE OIL, today is the first day that I used it, and, I love it, just loved it, really helped me feel wonderful

  23. Nidhi9:27 AM

    Sea salt/sugar mixed with olive oil works as an extraordinary at-home body exfoliation preparation.

  24. Sarita9:37 AM

    I like the yogurt and flax seed to remove dead skin. I think I would opt for the olive oil steam

  25. beauy expert9:01 AM

    Apply olive oil in hair after taking a bath or shower for making the hair strong and shiny.

  26. Yogini4:19 PM

    Great info! I must say, I use Olive oil on my face and body as part of my oil moisturizers! I was mixing it with other oils, only because i was experimenting, an analyzing the reactions my skin had!!!! But, I found that using Olive Oil alone worked best!!! I don't mind the smell, it wears off quickly, and since my skin Iack
    oil, it sinks in nicely!!! I apply it exactly as you described it, right after a shower! Love the way my face and body feels!!! So soft, smooth!
    I've been using it with my Mineral application as well! Just dab a couple of drops with a a drop or two of water, then the mineral foundation, mix it with the sponge and apply!! Its great! leaves my mineral makeup, flawless!!

  27. Good old Olive Oil, when mixed with with lemon juice (two parts oil to one part lemon juice) makes a completely non-toxic (and, may we say, tasty) furniture polish.

  28. Soumya8:55 AM

    Wow! your description of the really makes me wanna buy .Thanks in advance for the advice. :-)

  29. Muskan3:47 PM

    Oil and butter based on vegetables are to be preferred but olive oil is best of course and you can fry everything in it. To put it shortly: everything you eat should be based on fruit or vegetables. You will look and feel much healthier and younger too!

  30. olive oil is really good for your hair.it nourishes your hair and adds a healthy shine to it.but its important to use good brands like extra virgin.nourish your hair with olive oil at least twice a month and u will notice the result.

  31. Samarth8:56 AM

    its intake n application both r good for hairs, body n skin

  32. The bottle is certainly quite cute!

  33. Anonymous11:09 PM

    Now i heard several comments about olive oil growing longer and thicker eyelashes. I've heard positive and negative comments describing what they experienced when using Castor oil. I heard that it works, doesn't work, and it works until you age and then they tend to get thinner/shorter and fall out. My question is: Is Castor oil the same thing as olive oil? And if you use olive oil, can you use the cooking spray on? I use the spray olive oil and apply it on with a q-tip. I really want both thicker,longer,bold and beautiful eyelashes and dont want to try it if later in the future my eyelashes will fall out. PLEASE HELP! Thanks. :)

    1. Anonymous12:54 AM

      Castor is oil is definitely NOT the same thing as olive oil. Castor oil is actually quite drying and is used orally as a laxative. Also, check the ingredients on your spray can, that stuff is usually full of nasty chemicals.

  34. Wow, this was great! I just tried it, & it worked perfectly! Seriously, thanks for this!

  35. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Olive oil moisturizes the skin. It can be very effective if you have extremely dry skin. It will make your hands baby soft and smooth. It can help with scars: olive oil will not erase them out, but it can reduce the scar redness and soften it definitely.It diminishes wrinkles and makes skin look younger in a natural way.

  36. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Thanks dudes, this help me to my homework...jaja, again thanks...you save me...

  37. Beauty expert9:01 AM

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil is great to add to a mask to make the consistency, but it also is good for its healing properties because of all the vitamin E.

  38. Pundalik9:09 AM

    Helps your skin become one tone and free of acne (when used regularly)

  39. Ratna5:36 PM

    i LOVE olive oil. use it every day.

  40. Chaitanya9:03 AM

    Hmm right now I cant seem to add anything to your already great list

  41. Anonymous1:25 AM

    I use Olive oil mixed with honey and lemon....for my hair and face... :D it works mioracles..my hair sure does feel soft and frens even say it look shiny...and I can see it too...as for my face it feels so soft... well I put this only at night time...for my hair three times a week..and for my face everyday!!....I massage it really well and leave it btu b4 I apply my night cream I just splash cold water and pat dry..my face...as for hair well I just put a winter cap on and go to sleep so my pillow ain't messed up and I don't feel sticky :D... OLIVE OIL ROCKS!

  42. Radhika3:04 PM

    Olive oil is excellent for removing mascara. It’s much better than petroleum jelly or baby oil and is beneficial to the skin around your eyes.

  43. Olive oil can also work as a shaving cream for men with sensitive skin.

  44. Katrina9:16 AM

    Olive oil is moisturizing. But make sure you rinse well, as it can potentially clog your pores.

  45. Vilasini9:30 AM

    Olive Oil nourishing cream: for dry skin
    This is a wonderful and easy to prepare homemade nourishing cream. For this to prepare, take 2 tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of lemon juice, yolk of two eggs and ½ tsp of tincture of benzoin to preserve this. Beat yolk of eggs and add to this olive oil, lemon juice and tincture of benzoin.

  46. ive tried using olive oil for my hair as it is always frizzy and at times can get dry. I have dark, wavy hair and i wish i could improve my hair's conditons. Does anyone have any ways or methods i can use to help my hair? thanks :D

  47. Mix olive oil with equal quantity of vinegar and apply an hour before your bath for sunburn relief

  48. Swastika9:06 AM

    great info you have here!

  49. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Plive oil is a good moisturizer. ure aloe vera- it's oil free, sinks in quickly, and is very healing and helpful for sensitive skin.
    burts bees radiance day cream- it's a bit pricey, but it has royal jelly and lots of good stuff to nourish your skin and gives it this glow... plus it hasn't given me any acne

  50. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Quickly Reverses the effects of aging on the skin and scalp (blast away graying and an signs of an aging scalp).

  51. unknown9:06 AM

    Its the most brilliant substance known to mankind.
    Obviously in cooking. Its a good oil in terms of health as its not a saturated fat, so a nice way of dressing salads and using in stir fries. Its considered a superfood in terms of its antioxidant properties. So it fights the ageing process as part of your daily diet.
    Olive based spreads are far better healthwise than butter or margarine.

    Mix it with sugar and salt to make a natural body scrub. (Almond oil smells nicer but olive oil is cheaper and works just as well)
    Drink fresh juice and water all day, then at night drink a mix of olive oil and fresh grafefruit. Its a good detox and liver cleanser.
    A bit of olive oil on a cotton wool ball, placed in the ear overnight can soothe/soften painful earwax.

  52. Indira9:13 AM

    food cooked in olive oil is good for heart

  53. Anonymous1:19 PM

    i have a acne problem in my skin .... can i use the olive oil in my face ... if yes what is the best time to use ?

  54. Anonymous10:39 AM

    mix the olive oil and almond oil.castor is so sticky oil
    i uses the home made hair oil and believe me it really works . My mother prepares it by mixing bringraj ,"white gourd",amla shikakai,areetha ,coconut oil and also the baby oil ,bcz it have less chemicals

  55. Christina9:33 AM

    I put warmed olive oil in my hair, wrap it in a towel for the afternoon before I wash it to go out.
    Makes my hair very soft!

  56. Anonymous9:20 AM

    massage with olive oil on to ur scalp everyday, will help and prevent hair loss,

  57. Swati4:08 PM

    Olive oil is great as a moisturizer. Its also good for very drying skin and lips and also for hair. I have used olive oil and eggs for my hair for extra shine. Im not too sure about the anti aging but i think if its used a moisturizing it maybe can soften lines in the face

  58. unknown4:14 PM

    Oils such as olive, grape seed, sweet almond, and lavender are good and have been used by skin specialists to successfully beautify and moisturize skin and also to treat and cure acne. They do not clog, cause breakouts and surprisingly, lessen skin's over production of oils. Rid me of acne and healed ALL of my many (some severe) skin conditions and removed all blemishes and scars and gave me a totally clear, healthy and radiant skin.

    It's best to thoroughly and quite vigorously massage into skin. In just two days you will start seeing results. Skin will start clearing and will tighten, look and feel smoother and firmer.
    If focus massage on any scars, blemishes and make massage more vigorous this will greatly minimize them. Overtime massage will rid face of them all.
    Oils are perfect moisturizers. It's not necessary to remove after massaging. Simply splash face with water and dab dry with tissues.

  59. Suvidha4:34 PM

    the best remedy for hair fall is olive oil.. apply olive oil to your whole scalp and massage gently.. for you it wouldn't be difficult because you had thick hair earlier.. telling you its the best remedy.. see for yourself..

  60. A wonderful natural moisturizer is a blend I've been using for over a year. Simply mix 3/4 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1/4 Grape Seed Oil. This will make you skin soft, smooth, erase fine lines and even skin tone

  61. Pooja8:30 AM

    Combine olive oil, cream and honey. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes. Wash off afterward with clean water.

  62. Ketaki8:22 AM

    using olive oil to massage ur hair before sleeping helps it brings blood circulation into the head ..
    dont forget to wash it in the morning as olive oil produces a lot of heat ...
    u can use curd to wash ur hair ... which is a coolant and suppresses the growth of dandruff which is the root cause of all hair ailments...

  63. unknown9:18 AM

    I have used olive oil, vinegar, coconut oil, and I make a tonic for my skin after washing my face with different teas and witch hazel chilled in the frig. I have used these for years, both of my grandma’s had beautiful skin until they passed away in the 80’s. I am 51, and everyone thinks that I am in my 30’s. I use goat milk soap in summer and a oatmeal soap in winter with a mud pack usually every week. I use Denver mud, and you can get this from Lehmans. I have extremely oily skin also.

  64. Shalini8:39 AM

    Is olive oil good for my skin?

  65. Dhanya8:40 AM

    YES, olive oil may also be good for your skin. This is especially true if you have extremely dry skin or are allergic to topical creams and lotions.

  66. Kiran9:23 AM

    Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.
    olive oil

  67. Shreya9:23 AM

    The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances.

  68. olive oil, is very high in linoleic acid, . Your skin makes linoleic acid to help keep it soft, keep the moisture level up by slowing the drying effects of wind and low humidity and seal in moisture after a shower or bath. Skin oils also act as barriers to exterior pollutants.

  69. Varindra8:59 AM

    Olive oil hair care can also be done by combining olive oil with egg. This is a beneficial hair mask for enhancing the health and appearance of the hair. Olive oil benefits for the skin as a natural moisturizer is very effective. It can be added to many natural skin care remedies as well. Since olive oil contains many antioxidants, it helps to protect the skin from adverse effects of free radicals and is thus helpful in delaying the signs of ageing.

  70. Sushma10:58 AM

    Whenever your face needs softening and moisturizing, massage a small amount of olive oil into your skin, applying extra oil to rough or cracked areas.

  71. To heal dry feet, rub them with olive oil, then put on a pair of socks at bedtime and leave them on overnight.

  72. Suhasi10:59 AM

    Dab a little olive oil on a cotton swab or tissue to remove makeup. It's good as any drugstore brand at removing mascara.

  73. Sarita8:04 AM

    The Olive Oil stimulates new cell generation giving the skin a fresh, youthful appearance, tightens and tones the skin with its high concentration of vitamin e and antioxidants, slows the development of wrinkles, creases and signs of aging, softens the skin, reduces infection and is effective in treating burns, has anti-inflammatory properties and alleviates many skin conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis

  74. I take a spoon of olive oil everyday.When i go out I still get carded and guys think i am 23. You do not have to necessarily have to drink it but if you start putting it on your salads and stuff you will notice a difference. You can also use it on your skin because eventually it will soften it up and firm it naturally. Natural Aloe Vera from a plant does this as well. The olive oil adds shine to your hair also. I get so many compliments on my hair because it is black and very shiny and looks very healthy. People always ask me what i use to keep it so healthy but i don't want to give all the secrets. It also helps to keep switching your shampoo and conditioners because if you only stick to one brand consistently then eventually the product has the reverse effect. I change everytime i run out and it works.

  75. Shrisha12:34 PM

    Olive oil works great on my hair. I leave it in for about 30 minutes without the hot oil treatment and then shampoo it out.
    It leaves my hair soft, smooth, and stronger. Just make sure you wash out all of the oil because your hair will be greasy the nexy day.

  76. Haripeasad12:24 PM

    The natural anti-microbials of olive and coconut oil will help protect against infection. Treat the damaged underlying skin layers to the nutrients of shark liver oil and the powerful antioxidant of natural vitamin E that will promote healing and rejuvenation

  77. Sumant2:55 PM

    Of all the fats you can use, olive oil is among the very best. This is due to the high content of monounsaturated fats that make it up, which are known to be good for promoting heart health. Consuming small amounts of olive oil regularly are linked to improving blood chemistry and reduced instances of colon cancer, possibly due to its high antioxidant content.

  78. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Before trying to conceive a child, women who were having a beautiful baby in mind took a bath with olive oil and laurel leaves.
    Pregnant women massaged olive oil on their skin to prevent stretch marks.
    Eye shadow was created by mixing ground charcoal with olive oil by ancient Greek women.
    In ancient Greece athletes massaged olive oil onto their bodies blended with aromatic plants. It was used to calm their muscles and relax before and after the Olympic Games. Also women used olive oil after a bath to protect the skin and smell nice, of course they did not participate in the Games.

  79. Devika10:46 AM

    Pure soap made of olive oil is very mild; it is durable and can be used on any skin type to aid with retaining moisture and elasticity.
    Taking advantage of the natural moisturizing properties of olive oil, the soap soothes and nourishes the skin.

  80. Sunanda10:19 AM

    Thanks for the tips on Olive oil…we at Arganica love finding and learning about all that nature has to offer us.

  81. its amazing , fantastic information& i knew when i will use olive oil in my skin it will definitely become fair,gorgeous THANKS

  82. Anonymous7:38 PM

    thanks for those lovely tips

  83. I use olive oil on a daily bases. Morning and night, the secret is to put it on when your skin is still wet. If you haven't tried it do so its great. you'll see a difference in your skin, I have very few wrinkles and attract men 10 to 15 yrs. younger that myself. Try it after your shower as a body lotion

  84. Fatima4:05 PM

    olive oil helps maintain beautiful, radiant age-less skin because is allows for healthy blood blow to the skin while simultaneously minimizing oxidation and inflammation.
    Olive oil’s lipid structure is very similar to that of the skin, and so it is easily absorbed with no irritation. In its pure state, olive oil contains large amounts of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. These act as antioxidants protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.

  85. Its perfectly helthy and mosturizing to your skin. i would also reccommend and face wash that has that in ti. mix 2 tbl spoons of honey with 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil. (must be extra virgin) and 1 tblsoon of suger.

  86. Extra Virgin Olive Oil does wonders for your skin, it helped clear up my acne.

  87. Nayantara8:27 AM

    Its amazing , fantastic information& i knew when i will use olive oil in my skin it will definatily become fair,gorgeos THANKS

  88. can olive oil reduced the sugar level in diabetic patients , as i am a diabetic patient and let me know the usage of olive oil for this purpose and how use it.

  89. Vishal8:29 AM

    I have a skin keloid ,itching,,growing, sometimes painful,pullig pain.
    Can I use olive oil orally and what dose?

  90. Purab8:36 AM

    Olive oil is the best oil on earth . It has many benefits and uses , as food and for massage of the skin . Many olive trees are 3000years old . You can use it for everything you like and wish .
    It is a wonderful oil .

  91. Krupa8:39 AM

    Believe it or not, olive oil is the best skin moisturizer. And it is not at all greasy. Try it on a small spot and see what you think.

  92. Savitri8:45 AM

    Olive oil always works well with my hair. Also try putting on mayonnaise...works magic!

  93. Soudarya8:46 AM

    this works beautifully! i left the oil on all day, and my hair is new!

  94. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Olive oil is probably one of the best ingredients you can use to moisturize your hair. It not only moisturizes the hair shaft, it moisturizes the scalp and that is where the problem with dry hair begins.
    Here are a few ways you can use homemade olive oil hair treatments:
    Hair conditioning hair oil (Especialy For Dry Hair)
    100ml Olive oil
    100ml Almond oil
    250ml Coconut oil
    10-15 Mehendi leaves
    5 nos Curry leaves
    3 Hibiscus flowers
    Heat all the oils and the rest of the ingredients for 10 mins and drain it and store in a cool place.
    Method of Application:
    Use this oil around 3 times a week. While using mildly heat the oil and apply it on the scalp with a cotton and message for 20 mins.Then wash off with mild shampoo.
    Voluminous and Soft hair
    Mix Egg White and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and apply to clean hair. Use as much needed for your hair length. Leave on for as long as you can then wash with regular shampoo.
    A faint smell of the mixture may remain in your hair until your second wash.

  95. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I use it every day. I use it to seal in my moisture, since I have very dry hair. I've also used it for hot oil treatments, and I've mixed it with honey for moisturizing treatments. There are many "foods" you can find in your home that are great for your hair, including eggs and real mayonnaise.
    For the hot oil treatments, warm the oil in the microwave and then massage it in your hair. Put a shower cap or plastic conditioning cap over your hair and leave it on for about 15-30 minutes. Rinse for a few minutes and then shampoo and condition like normal.
    I recently used a mix of honey, olive oil, and buttermilk and warmed them in the microwave, and then added non-bleached flour to make it a paste and put it in my hair. I left it in for a couple of hours while I wasn't doing anything and then washed it out and conditioned (no shampoo) my hair and my hair was shinier and moisturized.
    You can also use just honey or honey and olive oil. If you have curly hair then the honey might relax your curls some.
    Extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil is the best. If you can find it in organic then that's even better. If not, then pure olive oil will work okay.

  96. Anagha8:40 AM

    The best oil for your skin is Olive Oil. You can reap the benefits by eating with it, or having a deep moisture treatment by applying directly to your skin.

  97. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Massage into nails and cuticles to hydrate and nourish them. For dandruff or a dry itchy scalp, massage into scalp at bedtime. Shampoo out in the AM.Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer. Massage it in anywhere you have dry skin, even chapped lips. Add a couple of tablespoons to a bath to help moisturize and soothe your skin.Olive oil is a great cleanser for dry skin. Use 1/2 cup honey with 1/4 cup olive oil for a natural hair conditioner. Use less oil if you hair is oily. Mix with oatmeal and use as a soothing scrub and/or mask.

  98. Nandeesh3:19 PM

    As a night cream. When combined with vinegar and water in equal proportions, olive oil will soften and moisturize the skin as you sleep. The vinegar acts to lighten skin discolorations and helps to exfoliate the skin.

  99. Shreenath3:20 PM

    Olive oil has antioxidant properties and thus protects the skin from those harmful and damaging free radicals. It is beneficial in slowing the aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles.

  100. Nitya3:23 PM

    Always look for extra virgin olive oil or organic extra virgin olive oil in olive oil skin care products or when formulating your own olive oil skincare recipes. Pure or light olive oil is likely chemically processed and would be lacking the beneficial skin care elements.

  101. Anonymous9:20 AM

    use extra virgin olive oil
    heat it in a coffee mug in the microwave so that it's warm ....not hot ( if it's hot it will burn your scalp.....if you heat it too much, let it sit & cool until it's cooled down enough that you can stick you finger in it for 5 seconds)
    - use it on dry hair ( so the oil can seep in better)
    take a comb & dip in in the mug & comb it through your hair in sections...making sure to get the ends good
    - if there's any left over after your hair is fully saturated, I just pour the rest over my head (carefully)
    -put a shower cap over your head & jump in the shower & wash up ( the heat/steam of the shower will help it get in the hair better....plus, it helps with saving time :) )
    - after 5 minutes in the shower, take the cap off & just pour shampoo on your head BEFORE putting any water on it. ( you may need to shampoo it a couple of times in order to get the stuff out )
    - you don't need to use a conditioner afterwards ( b/c the oil would have made your hair soft already)
    Oh, when you are in the shower, just be careful that you don't slip on the oil that comes off your hair .....I've done that a couple of times *lol* (&, make sure you just wash it all down the drai so whomever is next in the shower doesn't slip either)

  102. Shweta10:00 AM

    Olive Oil actually does make your skin look and feel better because I had very blothcy skin and my mom recommended this is to me. I had to put it on my face and put a steamy hot rag on my face to absorb it.

  103. Venkatesh10:01 AM

    It moisturizes it good i apply it to my cuticles

  104. Deepali10:03 AM

    it contains powerful antioxidant that can help retain the beauty of your skin, help heal skin diseases, and make your skin tighter and firmer. If you don't like the smell of olive oil, you can mix it with your favorite essential oil or mix it with your favorite body oil.
    # Olive oil is best applied in the areas like the tummy and buttocks since it is prone to sagging and losing its elasticity.

  105. Does putting oil on the skin make me fat? I rub in olive oil all over my body everyday morning half hour before my yoga session. After my yoga session the oil is gone (only a small trace is left), even if I don’t do any exercise the oil is gone after some time, what happened to the oil over my skin? Does it got absorbed into my body? If so does it contribute to my body fat?

  106. Of course not! Oil absorbing into your skin is just that-absorption, hydration of your skin. While things put on your skin will absorb into your system (bloodstream) you cannot actually eat through your skin. Thus, no calories just pretty skin

  107. Anonymous10:11 AM

    I've been using Olive Oil for a very long time and I have only good things to say about it. This is amazing, I had an ulcer on my leg for approx. a year and due to the constant irritation, the skin turned almost black, my skin should be a nice brown but the area was definitely black and I was told by two of my doctors that there was nothing that could be done about the discoloration. I like to try different things, so I started with the moisturizer the doctor gave me just to keep it moist, then I started taking vitamin E capsules, the discoloration on my leg still hadn't changed, so I tried Vaseline for a time, it kept my leg very moist I must say. I applied the Vaseline after washing the area. Then I got the bright idea to use olive oil, don't know why, just thought about it. I was a believer in the use of oils and had used castor oil for years mixed with two other oils to help with my arthritis. After using the Olive Oil for several months, the skin definitely changed and became much lighter, my doctor couldn't believe it. I kept using the Olive Oil and my skin is now so close to my natural color, no one notices the difference. The skin directly around the ulcer, the circle did not change, the discoloration on the leg itself has changed so much. I also take a very warm cloth and lay it on my face after I have applied olive oil to it. This was a nightly regimen but not anymore, I do it now twice a week. I have a few very fine lines in my face, I see them but most people ask me where. I'm guessed to be around the age of 45 on good days and 50 on not so good days, I'm actually 65. Currently I'm under a severe amount of stress and an old demon from many years ago has come back to haunt me. The demon is psoriasis. The strange thing is, it has come to a totally new area and that's the area I don't apply Olive Oil to. The back of my shoulders and the top of my arm. The areas where I do apply Olive Oil are not affected.

  108. I use olive oil on my face, and it doesn't clog your pores at all, and it makes your skin really soft and moisturized. you can pretty much use it on anything also, like your hair if your hair is really dry.

  109. Suryakanth9:59 AM

    I’ve been using olive oil on my face for several days now, and it’s making a huge difference.It leaves your skin feeling clean, with no trace of greasiness. The olive oil scent dissipates quickly or washes off in the warm water, so you don’t end up smelling like a walking bowl of salad.

  110. Neeraj10:01 AM

    VERY interesting…My best friend swears by olive oil as her moisturizer & she also uses it on her hair regularly. I have always though I should avoid all oil based stuff since I have combination skin…but you say it’s not greasy at all huh? LOVE it that it heals dry problems. We always get very dry noses in the winter from all the blowing. I bet a little olive oil would work wonders. We always fight with lotions, balms, whatever that are so synthetic…

  111. Andrew10:06 AM

    I’ve been using olive oil for some time too as my night time cleanser. It works just as well if not better than the expensive cleasing milks on the market, and if you start with a dry face and massage the oil off with hot water, there really is no greasy residue. You’ll feel extremely clean without that stripped effect you get from cleansing foam. If you want you can always follow up with toner or wipe a used green tea bag over your face. I received L’occitane’s apple velvet cleansing oil for my birthday a while back and while I enjoyed using it while I had it, I must say I have not bothered to replace it after I ran out. I just went right back to olive oil and have been enjoying similar results. The only advantage I can see to using the packaged cleansing oils put out by luxury skincare lines is the pleasant scent – the L’occitane oil certainly smelt delicious. But I can live without that and be $25 richer.

  112. Akhilesh9:58 AM

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil does wonders for your skin, it helped clear up my acne.

  113. Pramila4:16 PM

    Get a fast facial at home by washing your face with warm water and then massage it with olive oil.

  114. Sudharani9:29 AM

    Some face and hair packs using Olive oil are as follows:
    1. FACE PACK: Olive oil + honey + egg yolk + rinse with warm water = radiant skin
    2. BATH: Olive oil + essential oils + warm water = nourished, relaxed body
    3. HAIR PACK: egg yolk + olive oil = dandruff free hair, warm olive oil = conditioned hair.

  115. Pramila9:30 AM

    its perfectly healthy and moisturizing to your skin. i would also recommend and face wash that has that in ti. mix 2 tbl spoons of honey with 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil. (must be extra virgin) and 1 tablespoon of sugar.

  116. Rohit9:17 AM

    Olive oil is also effective in diminishing acne scars and stretch marks.

  117. Ramesh9:18 AM

    Olive oil is also helpful in dealing with aging and wrinkles

  118. Netra9:34 AM

    It helps to lower your risk of heart disease by improving related risk factors.

  119. Aasha9:15 AM

    olive oil is generally very good for the skin. so please try it and become Miss. beautiful skin. bye .

  120. Anonymous12:11 AM

    hi...i have oily skin.i want to use olive oil.pls suggest the ways i can use it.
    with thanks

  121. Anonymous12:23 AM

    hello...i have oily skin.i want to use olive oil as night moisturiser.how can i use it?and because i have open pores problem, 2 apply olive oil directly will create more open pores or not?pls suggest

  122. @Anonymous comments (#120, #121) (I presume you are the same person): Olive oil has extremely low clogging probability or rather it is one of the least non-comedogenic oils, according to this source. So there is very little chance of your pores getting clogged and getting acne or blackheads. I don't think it would do any harm for oily skin if used overnight. Nonetheless try it for 2-3 days and see if it causes breakouts. If it does, then discontinue its use. BTW, applying olive oil won't create any more open pores.

  123. Suman9:13 AM

    Olive oil could be used as a make-up remover and leave a fine layer of oil on your skin to nourish it all night long.

  124. Shrikant9:02 AM

    Remove paint from hair or skin by dabbing a cotton ball dipped in olive to the affected area

  125. Veena9:03 AM

    Rub into to fingernails before and after manicuring

  126. Narmada8:38 AM

    A moisturizer with Olive Oil is specifically for winter-dried skin :)

  127. Sujata8:47 AM

    FACE PACK: Olive oil + honey + egg yolk + rinse with warm water = radiant skin

  128. Swati8:49 AM

    Olive oil is great as a deep conditioner.

  129. Olive oil as a hair massage? Now that is something new I haven't heard of.

  130. Sandhya7:59 AM

    it helped clear up my acne.

  131. Olive oil repairs sun damaged skin and protects against skin cancer.

  132. Prafulla8:16 AM

    It is a mild, non-irritant, antibacterial oil that is rich in antioxidants; hence is ideal for the skin.

  133. Deeksha8:53 AM

    it is an oil, it helps to form a barrier against irritants to the skin, but without clogging the pores. Olive oil has been used to treat a long list of skin problems, and is expecially helpful for dry skin. It is definitely an oil worth trying!

  134. Anonymous5:31 AM

    i wanted to say first of all to those who are suffering from egzema..i had it on my eye lids..it was nightmare...the skin was veeery itchy,dry,swollen eyelids,sometimes cracked..it was painful..spend lots of money on expensive cosmetic products,face lotions,creams,make up removers.. and so on....so i have tried olive oil it worked miracles !!!!!!!!!! no more egzema on my eyelids,i remove my make up only with olive oil,and don't want to hear nothing abt any other products to remove make up,moisturize or tone ur skin..olive oil is everything that i need..plus u will save some cash :)
    as for clogging up ur pores....hmm...i use olive oil every night...and my pores are not clogged up at all

  135. This is awesome! Thank you. We have 4 daughters and we have enjoyed trying this on our nails. I plan to use it on my face and hair as well and see how that works. Blessings!

  136. Durga2:53 PM

    Olive oil is a powerful skin moisturizer, and one of the most well known home remedies for dry skin. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, olive oil nourishes the skin without blocking pores.

    1. Anonymous11:04 AM

      I Mix avocado honey sugar and olive oil and put it on my face, It works so good. Im going to try the olive oil for my body because my skin gets super dry during winter, wish me luck!!

    2. Anonymous11:07 AM

      Greek wealthy women used to take baths in olive oil because it was so good for their whole body.

  137. Anonymous3:56 AM

    can i use olive oil on my 9 years old daughter face to fade a few freckles she ha developed lately?

    1. Yes, you can use olive oil; it's safe for kids' skin also. But olive oil on its own may not help much for freckles. You'll probably have to mix some more ingredients in it. Read this post as well.


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