HERE’S THE DIRT ON OLIVE OIL!
Olive oil is a powerhouse for your skin and has been used to beautify skin since the ancient Egyptian civilizations! Hatshepsut, one of the first women to hold the rank of pharaoh in ancient Egypt, in about 1,500 B.C. only allowed olive oil to touch her skin. (It is reported that this beautiful and mysterious pharaoh sent out many search parties seeking Medicine Wheel Herbals’ soap.) Olive oil has the same healthy fats as avocado. It is rich in the antioxidant vitamins A and E, and the more potent and rare antioxidant, hydroxytyrosol. According to Wise Geek, “Free radical damage, which contributes to cancer, aging, and a number of diseases, can potentially be prevented with antioxidants, which as chemicals that easily donate electrons to free radicals.”
Olive oil, one of the best moisturizers available, is very similar to our body’s natural oils so it does not strip your body’s defense system. Yet it doesn’t leave an oily residue behind either. Because olive oil is so rich in antioxidants, it is an excellent and gentle moisturizer-which helps with aging skin and wrinkles. The antioxidants form a protective layer on the skin, which traps the moisture in. It is a good cleanser because it adheres to the dirt, so when you rinse the soap off, the dirt goes with it. Olive oil is able to deeply penetrate your skin. It does not clog pores, which makes it an excellent choice for your face as well as your entire body. It is naturally mild and hypoallergenic-which means it has little chance of causing an allergic reaction. This makes it an excellent choice for sensitive skin.
I hope you all read the ingredients on your soap labels. If olive oil isn’t a listed ingredient, hightail it out as fast as you can to get some soap from Medicine Wheel Herbals! Unlike Hatshepsut, you will be able to find us!