If you’ve never tried using soap that contains olive oil, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Olive oil is 100% natural, and it’s fantastic for your skin. Here are some of the benefits of olive oil in soap.
1. Olive oil is a super moisturiser
Olive oil is a hypoallergenic super moisturiser that can benefit those with healthy skin and others with skin conditions. It contains oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid – all essential fatty acids that benefit dry skin. Olive oil is also an emollient, which means it smooths and softens your skin, giving it a moisturised feeling.
That moisturised feeling lasts for a longer time than it does with other soaps, making it perfect for people with very dry or sensitive skin. Our luxury artisan soaps are also rich in glycerin which acts as a humectant to draw moisture from the environment to your skin to help keep your skin moisturised and hydrated for longer periods.
2. Antioxidant properties
Free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells and, in some cases, they can lead to the development of cancer. Olive oil is naturally packed full of antioxidants that can repair the damage caused by free radicals on your skin. Antioxidants also work to combat redness and signs of irritation on your skin.
Olive oil also stimulates new cell generation, slows down wrinkle development and gives your skin a youthful look.
3. It’s extra mild and gentle
Olive oil is safe for use on the skin of newborn babies. It’s hypoallergenic and it’s rare that people are allergic to olive oil.
4. Relieves eczema and psoriasis
Olive oil soap is known to provide relief to skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Its moisturising properties soothe dry and itchy skin.
5. It has vitamins good for your skin
The vitamins that make olive oil healthy to eat can also deliver benefits to your skin. Olive oil contains vitamins A and D, and also vitamins E and K. Vitamin E is regularly used to treat psoriasis and eczema and to prevent scarring.
6. Gentle make up remover
Olive oil-based soap removes make-up gently and efficiently without irritating your skin, especially removing make-up around the eyes. Olive oil can also benefit the skin around the eye and the eyelashes. With the added benefits of antioxidants and hydrating squalene, it moisturises the delicate skin in the eye area, plus nourishes eyelashes the same way conditioner works on the hair.
The best benefits come from extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), which is the only olive oil we use in all luxury handcrafted Pure Herba’s Baobab Oil Soap collections. EVOO contains a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants, which ensures you get the most benefits from your olive oil soap.