Although the use of Olive Oil in skincare has now just recently come back into the spotlight, this home skincare remedy has been used throughout history in many Mediterranean countries. It is now widely spread throughout the world, and is being recognized for its many functions, both in and out of the kitchen. Found mostly in warm climates, the olive trees have found its home in the Mediterranean countries, where it is now known as their symbol.
After olive oil presses were recovered from the island of Brijuni, the Mediterranean people started to collect wild olives in order to cultivate them. The evidence of olive oil production has been found in many places throughout the Mediterranean, some dating back to around 5000 years ago.
With its many medicinal uses, it wasn’t long before Ancient Egyptians, Turkish, Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans started to use olive oil as part of their daily skincare routine. The Olive Oil was no longer restricted to its uses in the kitchen and started to make appearances in different locations around peoples’ homes, such as the bathroom. Rumoured that even Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, also used Olive Oil on her skin, it became widely known as the liquid gold we know today.
However, not all olive oil is the same, and you must ensure to use the one that best suits your needs. In summary there are five different types of olive oil, all ranging from their grades and uses. They are the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Refined Olive Oil, Olive Pomace Oil, and the Lampante Oil. While the most known uses are cooking and skincare, some other uses throughout history range from fuel for lamps, to deodorant.
Here at Dalan D’olive, we know which type of Olive Oil best suits the human skin, to ensure that our customers’ get the best results to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
We’ll be looking into the different grades of Olive Oil in future posts, so keep an eye out to make sure you are using the best olive oil for your skin!