In ancient times olive tree symbolized purity and success. Olive oil is one of the most precious natural oils. It contains a large amount of calcium, vitamins A and E, iron, copper and phosphorus. It is an excellent remedy for dehydrated and sensitive skin, brittle nails and damaged hair, while a mild Sun protection is another of its amazing properties. Here are some of the best homemade treatments with olive oil from head to toe.

 

 

Face masks with olive oil

 

Oily skin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon clay
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

 

Normal skin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

 

Dehydrated-dry skin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon banana pulp

 

This applies for all the face masks above:
Mix all ingredients together until you make a homogenous mixture. Spread the mixture on the face and neck avoiding the eye area and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

 

Treatments for the rest of the body

 

Fragile nails – chapped hands
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 20 olive leaves
  • Lemon juice
Put the olive oil and the olive leaves in a glass bottle and leave them for 24 hours. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice in 1 teaspoon of the mixture you made and lightly massage your nails, cuticles and hands. After 20 days your nails will have already grown stronger and your hands will be smooth and beautiful. You can continue using this therapy and add calcium and Brewer’s yeast to your diet.

 

Chapped lips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of beeswax
  • The oil of  7 vitamin E capsules

Heat the beeswax along with the olive oil over a low temperature until you make a homogenous mixture and then add the vitamin E oil. Put the mixture in a small glass jar and leave it to cool. Apply on your lips twice a day, especially during the cold days.

Homemade treatments with olive oil and vitamin E from head to toe

Damaged hair
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk

Mix the egg yolk with olive oil and apply the mixture on the ends of your hair and up, avoiding the roots. Keep your hair warm using a shower cup plus wrap a warm towel on your head and leave it for 30 minutes. Repeat the treatment at least once a week for 4 weeks. The result will be amazing as your hair will be strong and shiny. Alternatively, you can make the mask using only olive oil.

 

Rejuvenating-moisturizing body oil
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 30 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix the essential oil and the olive oil and stir well. Put it in a glass bottle and use it every night, after your bath, while lightly massaging. This natural body oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin in depth.

 

Body or face scrub
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix these two ingredients and massage gently for 5 minutes.

 

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