I’ve struck gold.
Not a day goes by that I do not use olive oil in some way or another—hair, body, hands, lips, face, makeup fixes, makeup remover, eating, greasing up the car, etc. You know, the usual.
Even with my oily skin, olive oil acts as a great absorber. It has been known to help cure acne, aid in moisturizing the face, attribute to the mortality rate of the Mediterranean people and keep people healthier.
This natural oil, often referred to as “liquid gold”, comes from the olive tree. Originally, ancient Grecians used olive oil for medicinal and religious purposes as well as oil for lamps. This budget-friendly oil provides different sizes of packaging, but lasts a while, because a little goes a long way. Although I own other moisturizers, this is my true moisturizer.
My Holy Grail.
The crème de la crème of moisturizers.
Things to look out for when buying top quality, pure, olive oil:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The name speaks for itself. Look for unrefined, olive oil that does not have additional preservatives added to the oil. They contain no more than .8% acidity and are the best tasting olive oil.
Cold Press Extraction
Cold press is the purest method to extract oil from the olive tree, because it does not contain harsh chemicals or other compounds that change the original properties of olive oil.
Where was the olive oil extracted? This is not as important as the first two, but if you are looking for the highest quality of olive oil, you will go to the regions that produce those quality products. High quality producing countries include Italy, Spain and Greece, all offering top quality extra virgin olive oils.
You wouldn’t buy wine from a Missouri vineyard (and we have many) when you can purchase a good bottle from Alsace, France, would you?
Of course, this depends on how much you would like to spend to feed into your “crack”, for lack of better word.