The only thing I love more than trying new products, is finding new uses for the things I already have sitting around my kitchen. Before I have talked about the beauty uses for coconut oil, cinnamon, lemon and baking soda, but there are also lots of beauty uses for olive oil!
Olive oil works great as a moisturizer if you have a few extra minutes to let it absorb into your skin, as it won’t absorb as quickly as other moisturizers. It is especially good if you on elbows, knees, and ankles that are prone to dryness.
Shaving with olive oil is a little different than shaving with creams or gels. Your razor won’t glide as smoothly, so if you are prone to irritation, this may not be ideal for you. But if you are in a pinch or in a hurry, shaving with olive oil will act as your moisturizer as well.
3. Scalp and Hair Mask
If your scalp is feeling dry or you just want to give your hair a little TLC, you can use warm olive as a scalp and hair treatment. The best way to warm your oil is by placing it in plastic container and letting it sit in hot water until its warm, make sure you don’t let water in. Apply it generously to your scalp and hair and let it sit for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. If you have longer, leave it in longer. I like to put it in my hair at night and put on a shower cap over it and wash it out in the morning.
4. Cuticle Softener
You can get cuticle oil at the drugstore for less than $10, but for some reason I just hate spending the money on it. If you are with me, try using olive oil instead! Dab it on your cuticles and rub it in for soft cuticles before pushing them back and you are on your way to a perfect home manicure.
5. Makeup Remover
A small amount of olive oil on a cotton ball can be used as a makeup remover. I especially like using it to remove the smeared mascara from under my eyes after I have washed my face.
6. Lip Plumper
If you want to DIY a lip plumper you can place a cinnamon stick in olive oil and let it marinate for a couple weeks, and done. You have easy and inexpensive lip plumper. I am obsessed with these cute little roll on containers for easy application of your lip plumper.
You can pass on the plumping and just use olive oil as a super simple and natural lip moisturizer.
What do you think? Will you be adding some olive oil to your beauty routine?