Olive oil is not only a kitchen staple but a beauty essential, too. It is obtained through the cold pressing of whole olives, which yields pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil, EVOO. The high amounts of monounsaturated and omega-3 fats found in this oil, along with vitamins and antioxidants, make it very desirable as an ingredient in beauty products.
But, these benefits were not newly discovered by any means. This precious liquid is truly the ‘O.G.’ clean beauty ingredient, with a long history of health-based uses that go back thousands of years.
Olive oil originated from the Mediterranean region. However, its importance was more pronounced in Ancient Greece – where the first olive plantations are thought to have been cultivated around 5,000 years ago.
Greeks revered the oil, which they used for their religious rituals and personal hygiene. Their doctors considered it useful medicine. Warriors and Olympians showered with it. Roman kings were anointed with the oil. And the Egyptians used it for skin purification.
Olive oil has stood for beauty, opulence, peace, and robustness throughout history. And that’s why we love it as the primary ingredient in our castile soap.
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