Olive oil skincare

Are you struggling with skincare problems?
Then try out these easy, affordable recipes for cleansers, creams, face-masks and soap, all
using olive oil. Olives grow in glorious abundance in Spain – in fact, the country is the world’s number one producer of olive oil.Extra virgin olive oil adds a superb flavor to your food … plus, studies show you’ll benefit healthwise from using it – something you can’t say about most pleasures!

There’s even more good news for you. Olive oil – with its gentle conditioning properties – produces the most amazing results when used externally for skin and hair care. Why waste money on expensive skincre products? Use extra virgin olive oil instead!


…say good-bye to expensive, animal-tested beauty products …
and say hello to powerful olive oil!

This pure, chemical-free juice has been tried and tested for generations – with no nasty experiments on animals.

And, at around $16 for a bottle of top-quality extra virgin olive oil, can you afford not to use it?

  • its oleic acid makes it a natural skin regenerator, keeping your skin soft and supple
  • the squalene in it allows your skin to retain moisture, at the same time nourishing and providing protection – in particular for dry or sensitive skins
  • its vitamin E content aids healing procedures


Experiment with the following home-made olive oil skincare beauty treatments …
you’ll look and feel a million dollars in no time …
and at very little bother or expense.

Olive oil skincare – beauty treatments

olive oil skincare – facial cleanser

olive oil skincare

1. An extremely simple olive oil cleanser recipe is to take a paper towel, fold in half three times, saturate with extra virgin olive oil, and then wipe over face.

Follow with toner and moisturizer.

2. Or, try this other cleanser:


  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rose water


  • Mix ingredients together.
  • Apply to face and neck.
  • Rinse well with lukewarm water.

olive oil facial

For a dry-skin facial mask, mix together extra virgin olive oil and a mashed avocado pear. Smooth over face, leave 15-20 minutes, and rinse with lukewarm water.

olive oil moisturizer

Use extra virgin olive oil as a face and body moisturizer. If your skin is oily, dilute with a little water. Or, to improve the aroma (and your wrinkles) add a drop of lavender essential oil.

Olive oil skincare – olive oil for eczema

Eczema, basically, is an itchy inflammation of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction so, when treating it, natural products work best – in particular, olive oil.

Rub generous amounts into the afflicted area. This will not only improve the condition, but will also soothe.

Olive oil skincare is economical … there are also no side effects …
and you don’t need a prescription from the doctor.

Olive oil hair

Olive oil’s excellent for nourishing your hair, leaving it silky smooth.

olive oil hair treatment

1/2 cup olive oil
cling film to wrap round your hair (or plastic bag)

  • heat olive oil in microwave until pleasantly warm
  • massage oil well into scalp using fingertips
  • wrap cling film round hair
  • leave at least 30 minutes – you can leave overnight
  • wash hair as normal

olive oil skincare – soap making

Olive oil makes a particularly mild and gentle soap. Here, we’ve added a small amount of coconut oil to improve lather.

olive oil soap recipe


  • 40 oz olive oil
  • 10 oz coconut oil
  • 16 oz water
  • 7 oz lye
  • optional: 2 oz essential oil for perfume


  • Carefully stir lye into water.
  • Leave to stand until temperature lowers to around 100 Farenhite.
  • Heat coconut oil in a saucepan until melted.
  • Mix in olive oil and heat until around 100F.
  • Carefully stir lye mixture in with oils.
  • Fully mix oils and lye for one minute using electric blender.
  • Stir in essential oil (optional).
  • Pour mixture into mold.
  • Leave soap to harden 24 hours.
  • Remove soap from mold and slice into bars.
  • Leave soaps to stand around a month before using.