Did you know that one common household item works as a moisturizer, natural healer and after sun lotion? Olive oil has historical significance as a beauty remedy from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome all the way through until today. Also, Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.
Edye’s Naturals uses extra virgin olive oil from Spain in its products. Extra virgin olive oil is considered the best, least processed, comprising the oil from the first pressing of the olives. It is extracted without using heat (a cold press) or chemicals. In addition, extra virgin olive oil contains higher levels of antioxidants, particularly vitamin E because it is less processed.
Here is how other olive oils stack up:
Virgin - from the second pressing.
Pure - undergoes some processing, such as filtering and refining.
Extra light - undergoes considerable processing and only retains a very mild olive flavor.
As a Moisturizer
Olive oil is best known as natural moisturizer. Ideal for eczema and other conditions, olive oil works wonders as a moisturizer whether ingested or applied topically.
Unrefined olive oil contains antioxidants that inhibit inflammation. These antioxidants repair skin damage, soothe dry skin, and rebuild the skin’s moisture, while preventing further moisture loss from occurring.
As a Natural Healer
The antibiotics in olive oil can also ward off germs and prevent scarring when used topically. Ingested, it acts like ibuprofen and other over-the-counter pain relief products. It also works wonders for skin damage, protecting the skin from overexposure and soothing sunburns, which is why extra virgin olive oil is featured in Edye’s Naturals products.