This is one of the best oils to use for herbal infusions for the oil is considered a good cleansing and healing agent. It also assists in removing toxic wastes from the blood. The Roman Gladiators use to anoint their bodies with olive oil, to add suppleness to their limbs and to strengthen the skin. Cleopatra used olive oil and other herbal oils to maintain her beautiful skin.

The Olive is a symbol of goodness and purity representing peace and happiness. Olive oil was used during the offering of purification from leprosy and in religious ceremonies. Using oils for anointing and healing is mentioned in the Bible over 200 times.

Medicinal external use: Olive oil is used for treatment of wounds, bums, arthritis, pain, rheumatic conditions, protects against the cold, cools the head, gout, relaxing to muscles and nerves.

Cosmetic use: olive oil contains linoleic acid which can be used in treating skin disorders such as scaling, flaking, thickening and colour change. It is also used for protection against the scorching sun, it soothes, heals, and lubricates the skin, cleanses the skin and strengthens the nails. For sagging skin around the face and throat areas: Take 2 egg yolks and beat them together with 1/2 cup of olive oil. brush on and leave for 10 minutes, then apply stiffly beaten egg whites over entire mask and leave on for 1 hour It is used for dry, brittle hair, as an anti-dandruff treatment, for fine or damaged hair and used as a hair conditioner

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