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.

Here are a few DIY beauty suggestions:

  1. Start your day with the Ultimate Beauty Secret. Upon rising and before eating anything, take 1 tablespoon of EVOO. That tablespoon is great for digestion and for your skin’s inner glow.
  2. Give yourself a Honey, Egg and Olive Oil Mask. Mix one egg yolk, a teaspoon honey and a teaspoon olive oil. Smooth on and leave on for 15 min. Rinse in lukewarm water and pat dry.
  3. Exfoliate with an Olive Oil Salt Glow by mixing ½ cup of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Massage the body. Shower afterwards.
  4. Massage the Body using a mixture of 1 cup of EVOO with 1/4 oz rosemary, mint oil or lavender. Rosemary oil promotes circulation, peppermint oil gets rid of headaches and lavender oil encourages relaxation. Rub the mixture over the body!

Use your favorite EVOO and find more DIY treatments in The Passionate Olive – 101 Things to do with Olive Oil.

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One Response to DIY with EVOO

  1. Sharon Akey March 26, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    I also have a passion for olive oil. God has always shown man a tree. In the garden, at Calvary. In the New Jerusalem He will show us the tree of life. Exodus 15:22-26 tells of bitter waters and God showing Moses a branch. Then He told Moses that He would put “None of these diseases upon them for I am the God that healeth thee” I believe that the statutes he gave included anointing with olive oil. I have anointed myself in full body anointing for years. All at once I quit…I don’t remember why or when. I am 64 years old…I had a heart attack due to high CHO in 2010. I was getting stiff with arthritis, my skin and even my spirit was dry. This past Saturday, I begin my anointing once again. My stiffness is already gone. Praise the Lord.
    Thank you for your studies down through your lifetime.
    They have spurred me on!