- Olive, Extra Virgin Carrier Oil (Latin name; olea europaea )
- Effective in treatment of ear wax build-up
- Skincare uses; Oil cleansing method, lotions, creams and balms
- Use as a shaving oil
- Highly moisturising and effective in massage
Latin name: Olea europaea?
The carrier oil is extracted through the process of cold pressing and is a greenish yellowy colour in appearance with a fragrant olive-like aroma. It is highly respected as a skincare oil and is perfect for moisturising the skin when used in the oil cleansing method, it can be added to other essential and carrier oils to cleanse and moisturise the face. It has also been used over many generations as a preventative measure against wax build-up and can reduce ear wax. It can also be used as a shaving oil. It has antioxidant properties which aids in its skin moisturising properties. Can be used to strengthen cuticles and nails. Ideal in massage for keeping the skin soft and supple during massage.
Please note; The oil can tend to be cloudy when in colder temperatures and as the room temperature warms up the oil will be clearer in appearance although some particles of the fruit and stone may be visible.
Main constituents are; triacylglycerols, glycerol, sterols, tocopherols, phenols, oleic acid, palmioleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, omega 3, omega 6 and omega 7All vegetable oils & fats are 100% fat and are generally high in calories (on average about 120 calories per tablespoon). Vegetable oils are often used in food preparation for salad dressings, cooking, frying, baking, sauces and marinades. As a general guide, virgin and unrefined oils have more of the oil’s natural flavour and lend themselves well for use in cold dishes. Refined oils generally have longer shelf lives and may have a higher smoke point and therefore be better for high heat cooking, but this varies depending on the type of oil. Each oil has its own distinct flavour and nutrient and Fatty Acid composition, so each oil may be used for different purposes depending on your need.