Olive oil is renowned for its health benefits. So, it isn't surprising that since ancient times, olive oil has been used to make soap.
Here are the seven main benefits of using olive oil soap.
1. Perfect skin moisturizer
Olive oil soap gives a very clean and buttery feel despite minimal lather. It provides a very moisturizing effect that lasts for a longer time, making it perfect for people with very dry and sensitive skin.
2. Gentle makeup remover
Olive oil soap removes make up gently and efficiently without irritating the skin, especially removing makeup around the eyes. However, just like any soap without pH neutralizing chemicals, please avoid soap from getting into your eyes as it will sting a little.
3. Antioxidant properties
Olive oil soap contains very powerful antioxidant properties. It can repair damage caused by free radicals on the skin. It stimulates new cell generation, slows down wrinkle development and gives skin a youthful look.
4. Anti-inflammatory properties
Olive oil soap provides anti-inflammatory effects to help heal skin abrasions, rashes and even sunburns.
5. Relieves eczema and psoriasis
Olive oil soap is known to provide relief to skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
6. Extra mild and gentle soap
A 2008 publication of "Paediatric Dermatology" found that olive oil was a suitable ingredient in creams used on pre-term infants. If it's safe for use on the skin of newborns, it is likely to be gentle on sensitive skin.
7. Helps with acne
Olive oil soap is non-greasy and so will not clog pores which is great for acne prone skin.
So, why not grab a bar of olive soap and try it out today?