Organic cosmetics: properties and skin benefits of organic olive oil
The Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used it as an anti-aging remedy. They also used it to treat wounds and to moisturize dry skin.
The wars over Sicily, which led to the defeat of Carthage by Rome, were largely motivated by the olive plantations on the island which were coveted by both major powers.
That’s how important this ‘liquid gold,” as Homer once metaphorically described it, was to the ancient people of the Mediterranean world.
Olive oil skin care is hardly new to natural beauty. It's a simple, easy to find ingredient that can (and has) been used in everything from soaps to body lotions.
Olive oil is very likely the most convenient oil for softening your hands. Simply lather some on in the middle of cooking or mix your olive oil into your salad with your hands.
This process guarantees at least one hand treatment every couple of days.