Botanical name: Olea europaea
Part of plant used: Fruit, leaves
Why it’s wonderful: Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and oleic acid and other essential fatty acids. It is rejuvenating for the skin as it improves suppleness and elasticity. It helps reduce dryness. Olive Oil is a mild oil that can be used for all skin types. It adds conditioning properties to our soap bars and. Because olive oil slowly absorbs into the skin and can feel heavy to some people, it can be combined with another oil of your choice. Olive oil is also popular as part of the oil cleansing method, a routine which uses oils to cleanse and moisturize the soap. Extra virgin olive oil is used in Senica products.
Actions/Purpose: Moisturizer, skin softener
Color: Golden or green
Scent: Slight coconut smell, sometimes odorless
By Victor M. Vicente Selvas (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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