Most of us have used olive oil in the kitchen. It’s often touted as a healthier alternative to other oils, and with good reason. Olive oil has many benefits, not only for our internal health, but for our skin, hair, and even homes!

Today we’re showing you the many olive oil uses that can be incorporated into your daily life to solve a multitude of problems.

Beauty uses for olive oil

Olive oil has been used as a natural beauty product for centuries, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants it makes a great top to toe moisturiser and cleanser.

1. Refresh chopping boards & utensils

If your wooden chopping boards and utensils have seen better days, rub a small amount of olive oil into them with a kitchen towel and leave to dry.

It will revitalise the wood to disguise scratches and marks.

2. Intensive hair treatment

You needn’t spend a fortune on products for gorgeous locks.

Save money on expensive hair masks and instead use olive oil on your hair once a week for a budget hair treatment.

Massage half a cup of olive oil into dry hair, comb through and either pop a shower cap on or wrap your head in cling film. If you can, leave it on overnight to work it’s magic, or have a hot bath or shows so the steam can help the oil penetrate into the scalp. Shampoo out thoroughly and to reveal super shiny hair.

3. Cuticle oil & dry hand treatment

Has all that cleaning got your fingers feeling dry?

Rub a few drops of olive oil into your nails to inject some moisture into dry skin and cuticles.

You can also give tired hands a soothing, nourishing treat by massaging oil into them, popping on some cloves and wearing them overnight. The Omega-6 and Omega-3 found in olive oil have fabulous skin-smoothing properties that will replenish lost moisture, and keep your hands looking young and supple.

4. Relaxing bath soak

Don’t just have any bath – have the best bath ever!

Pour a cup of olive oil into your hot bath and enjoy a relaxing soak. It’s packed with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your skin from premature ageing.

5. Skin cleanser

Dry or combination skin? Olive oil can help create a smooth, supple complexion. Massage a few drops into your skin using a cotton pad and gently rinse with water.

For a real moisture boost, leave the oil on your face, run a clean flannel under hot water and place onto your face. The heat will open pores to help the oil penetrate the skin for an even deeper treatment.

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