As you may know, olive oil, one of the ingredients we trust for our natural soaps, is a liquid fat obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing, but also in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and soaps, due to its properties that body and skin can benefit from.
We added olive oil to the composition of our natural soaps due to many reasons. First, olive oil contains antioxidants that protect your skin from premature skin aging, it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Then, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin, providing a cleansing effect. Because of the many skin benefits olive oil provides, organic skin care products often use it as a key, active ingredient. Olive oil creams, cosmetics, and body lotions are more popular than ever for self-administered skin care and more people are finding that it works better than commercial moisturizers.