20 Aug 4 Ways to Use Olive Oil Outside the Kitchen
What is your go to oil? Do you have choices in your kitchen? I don’t! Olive Oil is the only oil I have in my kitchen. And you’ll never guess where else I keep it.
My bathroom! Don’t get any crazy ideas now… I just have really dry skin. It’s not new. In fact, I’ve been battling it for years with lots of expensive moisturizers that contained olive oil. I finally thought, duh, why not just use olive oil? Can you believe that after using olive oil for about a week, the look and feel of my skin had improved? It did and I now use olive oil as a body moisturizer, eye make-up remover, under eye cream and hair conditioner. Yes, it can be a bit greasy, but for those with dry skin or split ends, we need the moisture.
4 tips to use Olive Oil outside the kitchen:
- Moisturize with Olive Oil: Apply after your shower to wet skin. This will help to seal in the moisture and give you a less greasy feel. If it doesn’t absorb, you may need to wipe some of it off before you get dressed. A little goes a long way.
- Remove eye-makeup with Olive Oil: Just dab a little on a cotton pad and make sure to avoid your eye. Usually, enough oil is left behind, giving me an under eye cream at the same time! Perfect before bedtime when my skin is busy regenerating itself.
- Condition your hair with Olive Oil: For frizzies, take a very small amount of olive oil, warm it on your hands and apply to your ends. This also helps to tame a wild hair day 😉
- Shaving cream replacement: Olive Oil is a natural lubricant so if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional shaving cream or you just ran out, rub some on your legs and shave away!
Quick tip: Buy the best olive oil you can. Organic Extra Virgin is the least processed and has the highest levels of Vitamin E and antioxidants. Be sure to store it in a dry dark place like the cabinet because bright light will destroy the antioxidants.