During these last years many of us have rediscovered the many benefits of olive oil . Apart from being one of the most delicious foods that exist, many countries have discovered all the advantages and benefits that can be given for personal care. Today, specifically, I am going to talk about the infinity of qualities it possesses, such as that it is antioxidant, very moisturizing, prevents aging, fights free radicals, provides benefits for the nails, etc. But if you want to know more about this ” liquid gold ” keep reading this post.
Before shampooing and to make your ends shine :
Of the first people that we have evidence that They used olive oil for their beauty , they were the ancient Egyptians, among them their beloved Cleopatra, who used it on her hair to provide it with nutrients and thus it was more silky. But if you also use a natural shampoo to wash it like the one we have shown you in a previous post , it will look like a movie.
You put a little olive oil in a container and heat it, if you use the fire or the glass-ceramic you have to heat in a water bath ; when we have it hot; We apply it carefully not to stain anything (you already know that oil stains are difficult to remove, in this post we show you how to make them disappear); you start to apply it from the roots to the tips, giving a little massage with your fingers on the roots; We let it work for about 20 minutes and then we wash our hair with our favorite shampoo, if possible one that does not damage our scalp, rinsing it afterwards with plenty of water.
You can also use olive oil to add a little shine to the ends of your hair just by rubbing in a few drops of olive oil. You will see that I change !
If what we have is chapped lips, there is nothing better than an exfoliating balm with olive oil . We can do it easily and we do not need to buy absolutely anything, since we have everything we need in our homes.
If we have very chapped lips, it is best to make a mixture with sugar and olive oil, you will see how they visibly improve after applying it. If you do not like the taste or texture of the previous mixture, try adding a little lemon juice to the balm , you will notice that it improves its flavor and exfoliating properties , since with the taste of lemon you will have no qualms to eat it. If you’ve done a lot of it, don’t worry, you can use it to exfoliate your entire body .
Olive oil to remove make-up from your eyes.
We’re going to keep looking pretty. After our hair and our mouth, now they touch our eyes, but surely you will think that the eyelids are a very delicate part and the olive oil could damage them. Do not worry, because if we apply a few drops of olive oil with a cotton ball, what we will be doing is a first cleaning of our eyes, removing the fat that has accumulated from our makeup and in this way it will be much easier. remove make-up. After doing this, we apply a cleanser with a neutral PH and finally we wash our face with warm water.
Remedy for earwax:
It is a remedy that our mothers used. If a wax plug has formed in our ears, this is what was used to eliminate the obstruction. We will have to apply it for 3 or 4 days, putting two or three drops of olive oil in the ear that has formed the plug before going to bed. As the olive oil penetrates little by little , it makes the excess wax peel off and it is easier to get rid of that annoying plug that prevented us from hearing well.
Antibacterial and preventive eczema balm:
If you like everything natural, homeopathic medicine, etc., we can create our own cream so that we have perfect hands without bacteria.
All we have to do is mix several drops of these oils: olive oil (antibacterial), lavender essential oil (it is antiseptic, sedative, analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, regenerating any part of damaged skin …), calendula oil (anti-inflammatory, fungicide, antiseptic, moisturizing and tonic…) and tea tree oil (antifungal, antiseptic and bacterial, healing…) . Now we can massage our hands, they will be smooth as silk !
If we suffer small eczema in any part of our body, we can put on a homemade balm made up of a few drops of olive, lavender and tea tree oil . We apply it and in a short time we will be able to see how we ostensibly improve the eczema area.
Olive oil for cracked heels.
Cracked and rough heels:
After days at the beach or to repair our heels and keep them in shape throughout the year, this formula that I propose is very easy to do and takes almost no time at all.
The first thing we have to do if we have cracked, rough or dry heels is to super hydrate them and what better way than the one I am going to propose. All we need is exfoliate them at night with a pumice stone (sold in any drugstore or in large stores in the perfumery section), then we apply olive oil, or better that they apply it to us ;-) , with a little foot massage , finally, we put on some cotton socks until the next day. This ritual can be repeated every day you want, your heels will thank you.
We have a party and we want to be perfect , all women have basic rituals to prepare, or at least I do. The night before I shave my armpits and legs, in this way I avoid the redness that forms after waxing and I am ready to take a shower, get dressed and put on makeup in no time.
But one fine day, you don’t have your depilatory cream because last time you forgot to put it on your shopping list. Absolutely nothing happens, how could it be less, since that is what this post is about. We go to the kitchen, we take the bottle of olive oil and we go to the bathroom so as not to stain too much. We wash ourselves abundantly smearing olive oil wherever we want to wax and we can now use the razor , in this way our legs will not burn after waxing and we will be ready and beautiful to go to that party that we have been invited.
Cleaning makeup brushes:
We should all have our makeup brushes very well cared for , but surely most of us have them dirty. What we would have to do is clean them regularly once a month . It is very easy to do this cleaning with what I indicate below.
All we need is a bowl, our makeup brushes, a little grease remover (5ml.), Two parts of antibacterial soap (10 ml.), And finally a part of olive oil (5ml.) . After making the mixture we will proceed to wash the brushes, they will be shiny from how clean we have left them.