Extra virgin olive oil, your natural beauty ally
THE COSMETIC PROPERTIES OF THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
The cosmetic properties of extra virgin olive oil have been known since ancient times. It was used as a beauty treatment by the Phoenicians, who considered it so precious that it was renamed "liquid gold". Throughout history, most of the peoples of the Mediterranean have used it for many purposes.
The ancient Egyptians benefited from it to soften the skin and polish the hair, and used the so-called "gift of the gods" as anti-wrinkle by mixing it with milk, incense grains and cypress berries.
Athletes from ancient Greece also used it for massages and localized frictions to fortify muscles. The ancient Romans sprinkled the body with olive oil after a thermal bathing session to regain vigor.
Particularly rich in Vitamin E which fights free radicals, main responsible for the aging process and polyphenols, with their proven antioxidant action, CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil is a precious natural ally.
Recent studies also show that the composition of extra virgin olive oil is very similar to the sebum of human skin, this makes it a natural anti-aging.
Precisely for its moisturizing, emollient, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging action, CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil is used as the basis for our 100% natural COSMERALDA line of cosmetics that includes body moisturizers , hand creams, shower gel, soaps and perfumes formulated with natural essential oils.
In Sardinia we usually use extra virgin olive oil for anything, in the kitchen of course, but also as an ingredient for the preparation of numerous natural remedies.
Did we intrigue you? How about discovering the ancient remedies that our grandmothers used before the advent of modern cosmetics? Let's deepen together this subject:
Rich in vitamin E and polyphenols, CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil is an excellent beauty ally to reduce wrinkles. To enhance its effect, create a mixture by adding Argan and shea oil and apply it on your face and neck every night before going to sleep. Upon awakening, your skin will be radiant.
Put a small amount of CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil on your fingertips and rub it on your lips.
BEAUTY OF NAILS
Once a week, dip your nails in a bowl containing CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil for ten minutes. This treatment will make your nails stronger and will soften the cuticles.
SUPER MOISTURIZING BUTTER
To soften heels, elbows or other particularly dry or chapped areas of the body mix 10 ml of CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil, with 40 grams of shea butter, 10 drops of helichrysum essential oil (excellent remedy for chapping) and 5 drops of myrtle essential oil (excellent remedy for irritated skin). Soften the butter by working it with a spatula. Pour everything into a clean and dry jar, keeping it away from light and heat and using it within a maximum of three months.
BEAUTY OF THE HAIR
Being rich in nutrients, olive oil is an ideal natural conditioner. In addition to having a detangling action on the hair, it nourishes it in depth leaving it soft and shiny. To make the olive oil conditioner, heat a bowl of CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil. The temperature must be slightly warm, absolutely not hot. Gradually, spread the oil on all hair taking care to do it strand by strand: if you suffer from dandruff it can also be applied to the scalp, otherwise it is better to proceed from mid-length. Leave on for about 15 minutes and proceed with the usual shampoo.
RESTRUCTURING HAIR MASK
A miraculous restructuring mask can be obtained by mixing olive oil and honey. Both hyper nutritious, these two ingredients must be mixed in a bowl in equal parts (3 tablespoons of CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons of Sardinian honey). Before shampooing, apply the compound obtained from mid-length to the hair. Cover the canopy with plastic wrap and let it act for about half an hour. Proceed with the usual shampoo: being a particularly nourishing mask it may be necessary to do two rinses.
AFTER YOUR HOLIDAY IN SARDINIA
If the tan is now fading, while you wait for your next holiday in Sardinia, use CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil lukewarm on the skin, especially on wet skin after a shower, and pat dry with a towel. In a few days, your skin will become beautiful and hydrated again.
A classic grandmother's remedy that will help you increase the elasticity of the skin is the salt and olive oil bath.
For a perfect elasticizing bath, prepare a tub full of hot water (about 38 degrees so that the salts can dissolve). Do not forget to light your favorite fragrance COSMERALDA candle, to regenerate and remove all stress and the worries of the day. Pour half a kilo of coarse salt and 5 tablespoons of CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil in the water, immerse yourself and take advantage of this moment!
Apply the CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil by dabbing gently on the baby's skin, so as to treat the milk crust. Leave it on for about 10/15 minutes. Wash it using the natural COSMERALDA shower gel, also suitable for the children sensitive skin.
If you often suffer from irritations, due to shaving or other causes, an excellent remedy is to treat the red area with CASANOA organic extra virgin olive oil. It is also useful for the dermatitis of children, giving them great relief.
Now all you have to do is to try these efficient home made remedies with 100% natural ingredients!