Uses of Olive Oil

There are many uses of olive oil as it is such a diverse product. It is a gourmet cooking product and can be used in a variety of ways, from making marinades to baking cakes. What's more, oil provides a number of beauty benefits and can be used in assisting with removing makeup, moisturizing the skin and conditioning the hair.

Below is a list of tips for using extra virgin olive oil, from storing it correctly to uses it for a range of beauty benefits.

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Storage Tips

Olive oil should be stored in a dry, dark place, preferably in an odorless, sealed container which will make the oil last longer. Do not store it in the fridge as it will solidify and ensure that there aren't any strong smells near where the oil is kept as it will absorb the various smells.

The best flavour is in the first two months of the oil's storage, however, if the oil is properly sealed and stored is can last up to 2 years, so treat it with care!

Beauty Tips

Conditioning Hair: Oil has a number of health benefits, from reducing heart disease to slowing down the process of aging. It can also be used on your hair as a conditioner; all you have to do is heat the oil until warm and massage into your hair until it is entirely covered. If you have dry hair then massage into the scalp too. Leave the oil on for 30 minutes before washing thoroughly.

Combating Cellulite: Olive oil offers optimum moisture for the skin and soothes damaged skin exposed to UV rays. Apparently, if you combine coffee granules with olive oil you can even reduce the look of cellulite.

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