My hair absolutely loves this! Much more so then virgin coconut oil.. On days that I wash my hair I work a small amount through dry hair, leave for about half an hour then continue with my normal shampoo and conditioner routine..It washes out much more easily then coconut oil and doesn't weigh my thin hair down. It makes my hair very sleek and moisturised, very manageable and healthy..fruit of the earth, of course our hair and skin love it!
I've been using this as my nighttime moisturizer for... a lil more than a year now. personally I cant live without it. i was my face with just water and literally slather this all over my face and neck. its amazing... leaves the skin plump, soft, and glowing. packaging.. must be in a dark glass bottle. its the only type i buy and i always buy organic EVOO... since its the only thing that touches my face besides water i feel i should buy the best quality and i prefer the imported tuscany ones from costco...its been my HG for over a year..and i would definitely recommend to everyone...
I love EVOO. I use it as a in shower moisturizer, in scrubs, hair masks... you name it. It's all natural... no chemicals. Straight up amazing!
God. OLIVE OIL. How did I ever go without you?
So, I got some from our pantry, poured into one of those small empty travel bottles, and this along with cotton pads are my NEW best friends. Here's what I use my EVOO for:)
Eye makeup remover- If nothing else, I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone. It has never failed to get any off. Just apply some to a cotton pad (you don't need a ton), let it sit on your eye makeup, and gently wipe away all that stubborn makeup. i ONLY use waterproof mascara, including Cover Girl Lash Blast, Maybelline's Colossal, etc. and EVOO has made even my most hard to remove mascaras look like wimps. Conditions my lashes.:)
Night moisturizer- Yep. I use a SMALL (talking about less than a dime size) amount all over my face and neck after cleansing. I wake up to soft, moisturized skin. EVOO does NOT clog your pores. It CAN'T clog your pores because the molecules are much larger than your pores. Ask any dermatologist. This has made my skin super soft & lovely & more evenly toned. it feels great especially after using a facial scrub.
Hair- this is where I draw the line. It's WAYY too heavy & concentrated to just pour on my hair, but I use Garnier's Triple Nutrition conditioner, which contains olive oil, & I must say, the oil blend is proven to keep hair healthy. Since using this, my hair's been growing quickly. I'd recommend using a small amount in a homemade hair mask:)
The fragrance lasts maybe one minute. This stuff is CHEAP & lasts forever since it's so concentrated. Don't ever spend money on eye makeup remover again. EVOO is so much better than baby oil (aka mineral oil, which is majorly controversial), has been used for centuries, and is honestly my best friend. just PLEASE don't slather this on before going outside or your poor cute self will crisp. :)
This product is amazing! My skin is drier than the Sahara Desert, and this is the perfect moisturizer/cleanser/makeup-remover. All of the other cleansers/make-up removers/moisturizers I have claim to be nourishing and so moisturizing. This olive-oil for skin is actually used by my aunts and they told me to try it. Not only does it work great, but it's so cheap. Although, many acne-prone skinned people might heed this, don't. My skin is so acne prone and this did not break it out. it gave me the moisture I needed to actually stop my pores from clogging up due to dry skin. Just give it a try! And if you don't like it, well you can always go back and use it as a salad dressing ;)
Simply, the best and cheapest thing I have ever done for my skin. I was very skeptical. I got some, put it in a bottle and put it in my shower. Every time i'm finishing up, I pour some onto my hands and massage into my wet skin. When i'm out, I pat dry. I sometimes use a light moisturizer over this, but it gives THE MOST beautiful healthy glow to your skin without leaving it feeling too oily. The scent does not linger, and ever since I started using it my skin is a lot more uniform in colour, softer, and people are constantly asking what moisturizer I use. I also use it instead of shaving gel! This has also reduced the amount of ingrown hairs I get after shaving.
Natural, cheap, simple, effective.
Still a bit scared to use it on my face, I may use it before cleansing. For my hair, it weighs it down too much.
Just make sure that if you use it in the shower to clean the bottom so you don't slip!
Update #2: I've phased olive oil out of my routine as coconut oil agrees with my hair better, and sweet almond oil agrees with my skin better. The local hard water made a stronger dilution of Dr. Bronner's necessary, so I removed the EVOO component. However, I will always have this around, and in a pinch I won't hesitate to use it as a substitute!
Update: Since I've moved further north in Canada, the climate has been harsh and unforgiving to my skin and hair. I've added more EVOO to my Dr. Bronner soap mix to counteract the extra dryness, and begun using it as a hair serum. I need literally two drops for thick mid-back length hair. As everyone else has mentioned, over-doing it will make you look greasy in a split second compared to normal hair serums (which are slightly more forgiving in over-application).
This is a key addition to my daily use products. I add it to my face/body wash (a Dr Bronner dilution) and brown sugar exfoliant. This gives a hint of moisture during cleaning to leave the skin feeling less "stripped". On nights when I have a lot of eye makeup to remove, I gently rub a little bit of olive oil around my eyes before using my usual cleanser. This just loosens the makeup and makes sure all of it is washed off.
Due to its natural moisturizing properties, my skin is less stressed and therefore looks calmer since I started adding it to my cleanser. I have yet to try it as a standalone moisturizer or hair serum on a regular basis, but will do so in a pinch. Of course, you can't beat the price and how readily available it is, no matter where you are in the world!
EVOO is frankly one of the cheapest and most effective beauty products out there. I use it for my hair as a leave-in conditioning treatment once a week, and I mix it with sugar as an exfoliator and instead of washing off the oil I use it in place of shaving cream and moisturizer. I've also used it on my lips and mixed with sugar for exfoliating and conditioning. Try using it as a makeup remover or on nail cuticles that need winter care.
I love using EVOO for so many things that are already listed:
after shower when your skin is still damp, all over
mix with sugar for a gentle exfoliant, great for lips too
This adds such a great sheen on skin, and even better when you're a little tan. It's a glow from within that no cosmetic can dupe.
I also thinks it's awesome that olive oil and honey are in the bible and so highly rated here.
$7.00 for a giant bottle of EVOO at Trader Joe's. I tried it after a friend recommended a homemade honey & EVOO face mask. I found the EVOO hydrated my skin very well. I use it on everything but my T-Zone. It's also great on my arms, legs and feet. I kept up a nightly routine in the summer, before bed. Yes there's an odor, but it dissipates after a few minutes. Results took a few days.
In the winter, it works well, but I find it's so dry where I'm living that I have to use additional moisturizer on my hands.
It's also a great eye makeup remover.