How to Use Olive Oil for Beauty

In addition to its cooking uses, olive oil can be used as a beauty treatment. Home remedies using olive oil are numerous and you can find many varieties online. You can also buy beauty products that contain olive oil if you don't want to do any mixing yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Olive oil
  • Egg


    • 1

      Use olive oil in place of shaving cream. The oil will soften whiskers or hair and give you a close, smooth shave. Men with sensitive skin can also use the oil on their beards.

    • 2

      Soak your finger nails in warm olive oil to soften cuticles and strengthen brittle nails. The oil will also help smooth chapped, dry hands. Just rub some of the oil onto your hands at night and sleep with cotton gloves on.

    • 3

      Moisturize dry areas of your body by rubbing olive oil on the spots. A small amount will do and can be used on chapped lips, dry feet or anywhere else you want to moisturize. Olive oil can also be used in baths to help soften the skin. Mix the olive oil with other essential oils like lavender for a special treat.

    • 4

      Remove makeup by dabbing a small amount of olive oil on a cotton ball or pad. Even mascara will come off easily. The olive oil will remove the makeup just as well as many commercial brands.

    • 5

      Rinse and soak your hair with olive oil to help solve problems like brittle hair. To thicken hair, soak your hair in around 1/2 cup of olive oil and wrap a towel around your head for 30 minutes. To help brittle or over-processed hair, mix a 1/2 cup of olive oil with one beaten egg, rinse your hair with the solution, put on a plastic cap and leave on for 30 to 45 minutes. Use the treatments weekly to monthly to improve the condition.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the best quality olive oil that you can find for beauty purposes.
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