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Olive Oil For Massage: Here's How This Wonder Oil May Benefit Your Hair And Skin

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Olive oil is creating a storm in kitchens across the world. Not only is it being used in wide number of culinary preparations across various cuisines, but its healthful properties are being talked about by various health enthusiasts. The fat that is obtained after crushing olives is what is termed as olive oil. It complements a lot with delights like salads and pastas and is quite enjoyed for its pungent flavour. The numerous benefits that it comes with is not only when it is consumed in dishes etc., but it is also when applied topically on skin and hair. In a lot of homemade massage treatments, olive oil is used as a common base, and it is then combined with various essential oils.

Here's how olive oil massage for hair can benefit you:

Improves Hair Quality

If you happen to be one of those who is always in quest for remedies for dandruff and itchy scalp, then this wonder oil is definitely for you. A good hair massage with olive oil may help keep dry and flaky scalp at bay. Dry and flaky scalp can turn out to be quite annoying and embarrassing as dry scalp often results in dandruff. Olive oil massage works by moisturising and conditioning the dry scalp and hair. A good massage can retain the moisture that our hair needs to grow and sustain. You can use this easy home remedy in the comforts of your home by just using few basic ingredients. Use olive oil as a base component and combine it with essential oil of your choice. Mix both the ingredients well and using your fingertips; massage the oil into your scalp, but in circular motion. The hair massage will not only benefit your hair, but will also give you a soothing and relaxed feeling. Allow this mixture to stay for around 15 minutes and wash it off using a mild shampoo. This olive oil massage may help retain the lost sheen of your tresses.

May Relieve Pain And Swelling

As per Ayurveda, olive oil is quite often used in India for medicinal purposes. Olive oil massage is used as therapy and is known to provide relief from inflammation, swelling, aches and muscle spasms. A lot of people suffer from the problem of frequent muscle sprains and cramps. Though medication can come to great help, but a massage therapy could possibly provide quick relief from the painful condition. Various pain killers may provide you with temporary relief; however, the proper nourishing would only be possible with the help of a good massage. If you have a problem with the strong and pungent aroma of olive oil, then you can mix it with some aromatic essential oil of your choice. In order to get efficient results, one must pair the olive oil massage with yoga exercises for joints.

Keeps Dry Skin At Bay

Winter is here and along with it comes the problem of dry and flaky skin. The harsh weather can take a toll on your skin health to a great extent. So, in order to cope with it, it is essential to follow a skin care regime that can provide you with effective results. One such natural home remedy that may do wonders for your skin health is olive oil massage. The benefits of olive oil massage on skin are aplenty. Not only does it help in keeping dry skin at bay, but also nourishes the skin from within, giving you a soft and supple skin. If you wish to make the most of this home remedy, you can also mix olive oil with vitamin E oil, which is again a perfect ingredient for skin care. While massaging, an addition of vitamin E capsule in olive oil could provide with great results.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring olive oil to your rescue and make it a part of you winter skin care rituals. If you know of more such ways of including olive oil in beauty care regime, do let us know in the comments section below.

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Olive Oil - Buy The Right Type For Your Family!

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Today, olive oil is known as one of the healthiest oils for cooking food because of its low level of saturated fats. Olive oil is also said to be able to aid in weight loss, reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, slow down the ageing process and protect against certain types of cancer. However, not all types of olive oil are the same. Olive oil is extracted by crushing olives and is categorised on the basis of the type of pressing, acidity levels and extent of processing undergone.

Some of the common types of olive oil available are:

Extra virgin olive oil: This refers to oil produced by the first ‘pressing’ of olives. This oil is extracted using only mechanical or other physical means and does not involve the use of heat or chemicals. The only processing is subjected to is washing, decanting, centrifuging and filtering. The maximum acidity level of this oil is 0.8%. Extra virgin olive oil has no added flavours or aroma and is said to have a superior taste.

Virgin olive oil: This is the second grade of olive oil. It has slightly higher level of acidity than extra virgin olive oil. It may seem to have a slight flavour imperfection as compared to the earlier oil. This is most commonly used type of olive oil.

Refined olive oil: Oil that is produced by subsequent pressings of the remaining olive flesh is known as refined olive oil. It has a lighter colour and is less viscous as compared to virgin olive oil. Unlike virgin olive oil, refined olive oil is bleached and deodorised. It may also be mixed with a little virgin olive oil. This type of oil has the same levels of monosaturated fat, but has very little antioxidants.

Olive pomace oil: The crushed flesh and pits left over from the extraction of olive oil is known as pomace. This may further be used to extract oil known as pomace oil. Pomace oil is an inferior oil that may be mixed with olive oil to improve its taste and texture.

Unfiltered olive oil: As the name suggests, the unfiltered olive oil contains bits of olive flesh. While this may enhance the flavour of the oil, it also causes a sediment to be formed at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment may become rancid over time and lower the shelf life of the oil. Unfiltered olive oil should ideally be used within 6 months of being bottled.

Apart from the above, there are a number of other types of olive oil such as early or late harvest olive oil, hand picked olive oil, single estate olive oil and flavoured oil.

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Olives For Skin Care: This Is How You Can Improve Your Skin And Hair With Olive Oil

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When we think of olives, we get the image of Greek Gods, nectar, aphrodisiacs and exotic! No doubt that olive has been eaten for years now and its health benefits are very well known. Olives, both green and black, are known to lower blood pressure, as well as have anti-cancerous properties. Olives, in a recent study, have shown to reduce bone loss, and therefore, lessen the chances of osteoporosis. For our skin, olive oil shows remarkable results in treating damaged skin, as well as improving and maintaining our skin. It helps reduce dryness, wrinkles, eczema and psoriasis, and helps in cell regeneration. You would be surprised to know that olive oil is amazing for your hair too - it helps reduce frizz, keeps dandruff at bay and helps grow healthier and thicker hair! So, without further ado, let's talk about the benefits of olive oil and how you can improve your skin and hair with this natural oil.

Wrinkles And Age Spots

Due to the presence of polyphenolic compounds, olive oil helps reduce the oxidative stress in the body that is caused due to ageing and wrinkles. With regular olive oil massage, you can improve elasticity, reduce wrinkles and dark spots, and make your skin look younger.

Olive Oil For Dryness

Olive oil is full of vitamin E and A, which makes it a super moisturiser that helps reduce dryness and dehydrated skin. Not just that, it also helps maintain the skins oil balance and makes it look healthier.

Protects From Sun Damage

Being heavy in consistency and full of antioxidants, olive oil helps protect our skin against sun damage. If you are a swimmer or outdoor sort of a person and want to protect your skin from sun damage, then bring this oil to your rescue and say bye-bye to your skin problems. Massage olive oil on your face, neck, arms and legs, forming a thin layer on your skin. Let your skin absorb this completely. Wash it off after 20 minutes or next morning.

Itchy Skin

Olive oil is relaxing and soothing in nature. It helps reduce itchiness and discomfort caused due to itchiness; you can use it safely to treat rashes, including nappy rashes. And due to its anti-bacterial properties, it may help treat annoying skin-related allergies and conditions in no time at all.

Aftershave Soother

Olive oil makes for a great after shave soother. Post shaving, the skin becomes little dry and rough. Massaging olive oil after shaving will moisturise your skin and keep infections at bay. All you have to do is to take 2-3 drops of olive oil and massage it onto wet skin, allowing it to be absorbed completely.

Reduces Scalp Infections

Olive oil is excellent for people who have dandruff and other scalp-related problems. A bi-weekly massage with olive oil may work wonders for treating this hair condition.

Conditions Scalp

Olive oil not only conditions your hair, but also gives them a bouncy look and controls your frizz. For those with rough, unruly locks: olive oil head massage may help improve your hair texture and make them manageable.

Hair Conditioner

Most oils help soften your hair, but nothing is like olive oil. The presence of three major emollients - oleic acid, squalene and palmitic acid - provides moisture to your hair shaft, further making them soft and manageable.

Besides olive oil massage, you can also make this super nourishing hair mask, which helps repair, soothe and wake up dull lifeless hair:

Things you need:

5tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
Half a grated cucumber
4 tsp mashed papaya
1 banana blended
2 tsp honey
Half a mashed avocado
Method:

Mix all the ingredients and apply it on your scalp and hair. Cover your head with a shower cap for 40 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Not only will this mask add lustre and bounce to your hair but will also make your hair softer and more manageable. The natural AHA's present in the mask will be highly beneficial, making it a perfect weekly hair supplement for your hair.

Now, that you are aware of all the benefits of olive and olive oil, use it often for your hair and skin and see the results by yourself!

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Olive Oil - Which One Are You Using?

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Today, olive oil is known as one of the healthiest oils for cooking food because of its low level of saturated fats. Olive oil is also said to be able to aid in weight loss, reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, slow down the ageing process and protect against certain types of cancer. However, not all types of olive oil are the same. Olive oil is extracted by crushing olives and is categorised on the basis of the type of pressing, acidity levels and extent of processing undergone.

Some of the common types of olive oil available are:

Extra virgin olive oil: This refers to oil produced by the first ‘pressing’ of olives. This oil is extracted using only mechanical or other physical means and does not involve the use of heat or chemicals. The only processing is subjected to is washing, decanting, centrifuging and filtering. The maximum acidity level of this oil is 0.8%. Extra virgin olive oil has no added flavours or aroma and is said to have a superior taste.

Virgin olive oil: This is the second grade of olive oil. It has slightly higher level of acidity than extra virgin olive oil. It may seem to have a slight flavour imperfection as compared to the earlier oil. This is most commonly used type of olive oil.

Refined olive oil: Oil that is produced by subsequent pressings of the remaining olive flesh is known as refined olive oil. It has a lighter colour and is less viscous as compared to virgin olive oil. Unlike virgin olive oil, refined olive oil is bleached and deodorised. It may also be mixed with a little virgin olive oil. This type of oil has the same levels of monosaturated fat, but has very little antioxidants.

Olive pomace oil: The crushed flesh and pits left over from the extraction of olive oil is known as pomace. This may further be used to extract oil known as pomace oil. Pomace oil is an inferior oil that may be mixed with olive oil to improve its taste and texture.

Unfiltered olive oil: As the name suggests, the unfiltered olive oil contains bits of olive flesh. While this may enhance the flavour of the oil, it also causes a sediment to be formed at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment may become rancid over time and lower the shelf life of the oil. Unfiltered olive oil should ideally be used within 6 months of being bottled.

Apart from the above, there are a number of other types of olive oil such as early or late harvest olive oil, hand picked olive oil, single estate olive oil and flavoured oil.

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आरोग्यासाठी उपयुक्त ऑलिव ऑईल

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हल्ली सर्वांनाच ऑलिव ऑईल चे रोजच्या जेवणातील महत्व पटत चालले आहे. ऑलिव ऑईल चा वापर जेवणात केल्याने कोलेस्ट्रॉलची पातळी कामी होऊन रक्तदाबाची पातळी देखील आटोक्यात येते, तसेच रोगप्रतिकार क्षमता पण वाढते. पण याच बरोबर केस आणि त्वचेच्या उत्तम निगराणी साठी देखील ऑलिव ऑईल उपयोगी ठरते. पाहूया ऑलिव ऑईल चे काही फायदे:
१) त्वचा तुकतुकीत होण्याकरिता.

२) थंडी मध्ये त्वचेची सुरक्षा करण्याकरीता.

३) सनबर्न पासून संरक्षण होण्यासाठी.

४) त्वचे वरील स्ट्रेच मार्क्स घालवण्याकरीता.

५) केस सिल्की आणि सुंदर करण्याकरीता.

६) केसांच्या फाटे फुटण्या पासून मुक्ती मिळविण्याकरीता.

७) कोंड्या पासून मुक्ती मिळविण्याकरीता.

ऑलिव ऑईल हे त्वचा, केस, आणि आरोग्याकरीता देखील उपुक्त असे तेल आहे, म्हणून प्रत्येकाच्या घरात ऑलिव ऑईल हे असायलाच हवे.

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