olive oil beauty tips

New Year’s Resolution #2: Save Money using Olive Oil for Beauty Treatments

Here is New Year’s Resolution #2:  Save money by using olive oil for your beauty treatments. Replace expensive creams and lotions with olive oil as part of your regular “beauty” routine. There are numerous skin treatments using olive oil, including removing make-up and conditioning your hair and scalp. You can mix a bit of olive…more »

Get Heart Healthy and Passionate!

What do Valentine’s Day – the most romantic holiday of the year … and February – American Heart Healthy Month have in common?   If you guessed “olive oil” you’re right.  If there is one simple way to love your heart, change your oil!  And, if there’s one simple way to love your sweetheart, use your…more »

EVOO & U: Educating students about olive oil

I am often asked to present at Culinary Arts and Food classes in high schools.  My course title:  EVOO & U is interactive, fun and educational.  This month’s article in Pressing Times  from the Olive Oil Source highlights a recent course that I presented at a high school in Northern California.  The interactive part was the “Taste…more »

Hair and Olive Oil

“… Gimme a head with hair Long beautiful hair, Shining, gleaming, Streaming, flaxen, waxen …” While I don’t think the writers of the musical Hair were thinking of olive oil when they wrote those lines, they were right on! Since ancient times, olive oil has been extensively used in hair therapy. Olive oil does two…more »

Summer Skin Saving Secrets with Olive Oil

Did you know that olive oil is good for every kind of summer skin treatment?  Olive oil simply the best for washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, soothing and beautifying. Even before soap was invented, when the Egyptians wanted to clean themselves and soften their skin, they spread olive oil on their skin (which stuck to the dirt)…more »

Lessen the Appearance of Stretch Marks with Olive Oil

Did you know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is an absolute mainstay for women who are pregnant and for new mothers to help them in the care of their babies?    I offer many mommy and baby tips in my chapter on Pregnancy and Baby Care with Olive Oil in my book, The Passionate Olive…more »

Reduce Cellulite and Get a Tan!

Olive oil has long been known for its beauty benefits. It offers optimum moisturization for the skin and soothes damaged skin exposed to UV rays. But, did you know that combining coffee grounds and olive oil can reduce the look of cellulite … and you can get a great tan at the same time? Next…more »

Remove Makeup with Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is so pure and non-irritating that you can safely use it around the eyes to remove makeup. Pour a small amount of olive oil onto a clean cotton pad and gently wipe over your eyelashes and eyelids.  Or, you can do as I usually do — pour a small amount in…more »