Many of you are aware of the benefits of olive oil in cooking. But did you know that it also has an ancient and excellent use as a beauty aid?
You can make some skin care products out of inexpensive oil, like scrubs and dry skin relief.
It only takes 3 items to gain a whole bevy of benefits, AND, a friend of mine who is a nurse always warned me, that anything I put ON my skin should be food grade...,"If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin."
So, with that in mind, the 3 ingredients are;
1 quart olive oil(Pompeii works fine)
1 cup kosher salt
and about 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oils(I like Wild Oats "Harmony" blend myself).
To the quart of oil, add 20 drops of essential oils, shake and smell, add more as desired.
This blend is great for dry skin patches, bath oil, and for those pesky crowsfeet. Olive oil is almost as good as jojoba in absorption into the skin.
If you need a scrub, mix 1 cup of kosher salt and 1 cup of scented oil, keep in a sealed container, use to scrub your face, elbows, heels, whatever. Rinse off and enjoy the glow!