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Take a Swig of EVOO!

Take a Swig of EVOO!

    Did you know that olive oil is natural remedy for opera and popular singers? Many take a swig of EVOO or gargle with it before singing to lubricate their vocal chords.  And, drinking little swigs of olive oil soothes and strengths vocal cords?  Just ask Selena Gomez, Cindy Chang, Kelly Clarkson, Connie Francis… to […]

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Get a Safe Summer Glow/Faux Tan using Olive Oil

Get a Safe Summer Glow/Faux Tan using Olive Oil

Here’s a quick tip:  If you want a safe tan, skip the sun’s rays — and the risk of getting sunburned.  I suggest mixing equal parts of your favorite self-tanning lotion and olive oil.  Apply evenly. The olive oil makes the tanning lotion go on smoother and prevents streaks.    

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Olive Oil and Avocado Facial Mask

Olive Oil and Avocado Facial Mask

If you want to treat yourself to a seasonal, refreshing facial mask – just get out your EVOO and an avocado…and just wait until you see the final result!  Your friends will simply marvel.  All you need is extra virgin olive oil and a ripe avocado Use 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil Mash […]

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Lessen the Appearance of Stretch Marks with Olive Oil

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 […]

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DIY with EVOO

DIY with EVOO

I’m always looking for easy, fun and budget-savvy ways for beauty treatments. And, while I love going to a Spa, I also love Do it Yourself (DIY) beauty treatments with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Olive oil, rich in polyphenols (natural antioxidants) is great for the skin whether you ingest it or use it topically. […]

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An Elixir for Anti-aging

An Elixir for Anti-aging

Olive oil has been singled out as contributing to the healthful and beautiful aging. I am in love with olive oil and no wonder. It’s good for you; its taste is exquisite and its antioxidant properties – characterized by its polyphenolic composition – have the potential to combat degenerative diseases. In fact, a high intake […]

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Get an Olive Oil Massage

Get an Olive Oil Massage

I just returned from a weekend in Sonoma where I treated myself to an olive oil massage at a local spa. Yes, olive oil. Used as a base and mixed with other essential oils, olive oil makes wonderful massage oil. In fact, it has been touted as one of the oldest healing and beauty techniques. […]

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Reduce Cellulite and Get a Tan!

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 […]

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Remove Makeup with Olive Oil

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 […]

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Moisturize with Olive Oil

Moisturize with Olive Oil

One of my favorite tips is  – to moisturize with olive oil.  Extra virgin olive oils make wonderful moisturizers for both the face and the body, especially during the winter months. A key benefit of these completely natural moisturizers is that you do not have to worry about any of the potentially harmful or allergenic ingredients that […]

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