For decades olive oil has been championed as a wonderful treatment for hair and skin. Its antioxidant properties and Vitamin E content are renowned for nourishing, cleansing, moisturising and hydrating skin of all ages.
The Egyptians and Ancient Grecians used Olive Oil in its most pure form for softer, shinier hair and to fight the early signs of ageing, as Olive Oil contains four major antioxidants including Vitamin A and E which allow it to work as such a natural protector, moisturiser and cleanser. Natural soaps made with a base of Olive Oil help to replenish the skin's natural oils to provide balance and lasting protection, and are free from harsh chemical ingredients and synthetic fragrances found in many mainstream soap bars.
What is Olive Oil Soap?
Many natural soap bars contain Olive Oil as a base ingredient due to its deeply moisturising and nourishing properties. Olive Oil can also be used as a pure body oil, hair treatment or natural soap which can help to relieve dry skin and soften wrinkles. Olive Oil soap is considered to be one of the best treatments for dry skin as its moisturising properties help to soften the skin texture, hold moisture and nourish it without interfering with natural skin function. Olive Oil soap is a suitable natural body wash for those with sensitive or dry skin as it has a lower pH than most 'mainstream' soaps that can be made from foaming agents, petroleum oil or animal fats which can be drying and irritate the skin. It is also considered to be the most mild of all soaps.
What are the benefits of Olive Oil?
Olive Oil has long been championed as a remedy for hair and skin, even in ancient civilisations. Its antioxidant rich properties are renowned for nourishing, cleansing, moisturising and protecting skin against environmental and free radical damage. Applied to the skin, Olive Oil provides vitamins and fatty acids which leave skin soft, supple and protected.
Is Olive Oil Soap good for your face?
Thanks to its nourishing properties, Olive Oil makes a very gentle cleanser that can be used on the face when in a mild formula. The Dr Bronners Organic Pump Soap in Baby Unscented Mild contains hydrating Olive Oil in a liquid soap formula and makes a great multipurpose face and body cleanser for the whole family. This fragrance free formula cleanses and conditions skin without drying it out or stripping it of its natural oils.
Natural Olive Oil soaps
Life Basics White Clay Activated Charcoal Soap
With a base of Olive Oil, this palm oil free Life Basics White Clay Soap gently cleanses the skin and removes dirt and impurities. This mildly exfoliating soap bar helps to draws impurities from the skin thanks to White Clay and Activated Charcoal, while Olive and Coconut Oils help keep skin smooth, supple and hydrated. This luxurious bar also has a delicious minty scent thanks to natural Peppermint Oil! Avoid the face with this one due to the peppermint oil.
100% Pure Butter Soap Coconut
The luxuriously tropical-coconut scented 100% Pure Butter Soap in Coconut contains a base of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil to help soften skin and leave it feeling silky smooth. Scented with real fruit extracts and natural essential oils, this triple milled bar works into a rich, creamy lather to deeply cleanse skin.
Dr Bronners Pure Castile Bar Soap Lavender
With a soothing and uplifting scent thanks to Lavender Extract, the Dr Bronners Pure Castile Bar Soap in Lavender utilises the enriching properties of Olive Oil along with Hemp and Coconut Oils to provide a thoroughly cleansing yet non irritating soap that can be used on face, hair and body.
Olive Oil Skincare Company Soap - Pure Unscented
Ideal for the most sensitive or problem skin types, the Olive Oil Company Unscented Soap is the most gentle of soaps. Ideal for those sensitive to essential oils, this rich soap which naturally contains Vitamins A, E and K, is naturally nourishing and moisturising. Palm Oil free, it is long lasting and can also be used for washing hair and shaving. Ideal for anyone who is sensitive to fragrances.