Apr 1, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: The Miracle of Olive Oil

Olive oil is, quite possibly, one of the most versatile kitchen products on the market. This product is not only inexpensive, easy to find and in virtually any pasta, fish or salad dish, but it's also one of the most effective beauty products. Last week I posted about creating a lip scrub using both sugar and olive oil, which I'm sure most everyone knows works wonders. However, here are 7 new ways to use this kitchen staple to your body's advantage. 1. De-frizz your hair - Olive oil makes a great conditioner for people with frizzy or unruly hair. Add some olive oil to your clean locks, wrap in a warm towel and let sit for about 15-20 minutes. Once rinsed, your hair will be super shiny and less frizzy. 2. Remove eye makeup - I know, I know it's not my Sonia Kashuk staple but seriously, if you're in a bind, try this out. Pour some olive oil on a cotton pad and go to town on your eyes. 3. Replenish chapped lips - Okay, this tip I've been using for the past three days and am in love with it. Pour a little on your fingertips and rub into your lips. I'm finding that it works best if rubbed in before bed and left on overnight. Seriously, leaves lips silky smooth and soft. 4. Healthy cuticles - This tip is pretty much a given. Rub some oil into your fingertips and the product will not only soften your skin but also keep your cuticles healthy and less prone to tearing. 5. Soften skin - Add a few drops of olive oil to your bath tub for super soft skin. 6. Moisturize face and reduce wrinkles - Olive oil, though not proven, is believed to be an effective measure in wrinkle prevention. Many people apply this product liberally before bed and swear their skin is perfect in the morning. I'll say, in the times I've tried this, my skin definitely feels more moisturized and looks more radiant. Obviously someone's got the right idea. 7. Soothe dry feet - I am, without a doubt, passing this tip to my mom and she suffers from dry feet in the winter. Rub some oil on your feet and cover them with socks before going to bed. It might take a couple applications but soon, your feet will look and feel a whole lot better. Enjoy the olive oil tips ladies and I should probably mention that Extra Virgin Olive Oil works best if you're using it on your face! Let me know if I've missed any as well. I would LOVE to hear how you're using this cheap kitchen staple. XO

15 comments:

  1. I'm glad you said overnight with idea #3, I had pictured you carrying around a big bottle of olive oil in your purse.

    I've never used this as a beauty aid, I'll have to try it out.
    xo

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  2. Absolutely true! I love olive oil, most ofthe I use it for my hair:)

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  3. Olive oil is great! I love using it for my hair :)

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  4. Great tips! I have heard some of these uses for Olive oil, and I have used it before in combo with sugar as a body scrub/moisturizer. It works so well It leaves the skin so buttery smooth.

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  5. oooo i've been having chapped lips lately. gonna try and rub some olive oil on them tonight before bed :)
    thanks for sharing

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  6. thanks for sharing!
    but i don't like it smell >0<

    please visit me back hun ^^

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  7. thanks for the tips i loove olive oil
    love your blog im your new follower looking forward to be followed by you :)

    http://cosmopearls.blogspot.com/

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  8. I ♥ Olive Oil too!:D

    I hope you are having a great weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. Thanks so much ladies! It's so great to find something inexpensive that works in so many different ways!

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  10. Thank u for the tips~ Definitely going to try it out :D

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  11. Hey lady! Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award!

    http://bumblebeeetuna.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-award-kreativ-blogger.html

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  12. Huh, this is some interesting stuff!

    I didn't know you can use olive oil in so many different ways.

    I live in Greece and my Greek bf's family has olive land, so we always have our own olive oil.

    I'm gonna try some of your advice!

    Jooyeon xo

    http://jooyeonjen.blogspot.com

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  13. @Jooyeon...Definitely try it. It's so nice to find inexpensive options that provide the same results as expensive products!

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  14. wow! i only knew about its hair charm but the lips, bath, nails....wow! :O GREAT POST!!

    Xisses, Onyxsta
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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