Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps.
3 Benefits of Olive Oils
1. For Digestion
Olive oil speeds up the production of peptides, which supports healthy digestion and helps the absorption of nutrients. If someone eat a spoonful of olive oil before every meal, Research claims that this can help reduce bloating, upset stomach, acid re flux and heartburn.
2. For Moisturizing
If you find yourself out of lotion or your daily moisturizer, olive oil can be used as a substitute. Try rubbing a small amount on areas of the skin that are very dry. The dry temperatures and causes lips to chap and crack. Applying a thin coat of oil to lips a couple times a day will help keep them soothed and fix the damage. For a gentle lip (or body) scrub, try mixing 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup Turbinado sugar, and a couple drops of your favorite essential oils.
3. For Hair
To add moisture back into dry locks and help repair split ends, try making an olive oil based hair mask. Mix 2 tbsp olive oil with 2 tbsp coconut oil (melt over low heat before mixing with other ingredients if solid) and 1 tbsp honey. Apply to dry hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing.