Self care is not extravagant; it's essential. Take a little time this month to create rituals that rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.
When it comes to caring for the body, the foodie Michael Pollan says, "Eat real food. Mostly fruits and vegetables. Not too much." It's also vital to drink lots of clean water. And lastly, it might be time to take a look at your bath and beauty products for ingredients that are harmful to you or the environment.
Olive oil is a natural alternative to many chemical-ridden products that may be in your every day routine. It's also full of nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants to deeply heal hair, skin, and nails and seal in moisture. The more products you replace, the less plastic bottles you're using as well! (Get our growlers if you're serious about reducing waste.)
Keep reading for eight ways to really pamper yourself with nature's most decadent oil. Visit our shop for an extra virgin olive oil you can trust hasn't been adulterated with cheaper, refined oils.
Indulgent Body Oil
Slather on after a shower to revitalize skin and seal in moisture.
Darker, Thicker Eyelashes/Brows
Massage onto eyelashes or brows for a more dramatic look.
Hair Mask and Frizz Tamer
Comb EVOO from root to tip. Wrap hair in towel. Wait 15 min and shampoo. For frizz, apply a few drops to ends.
Mix together 1/4 cup EVOO and 1 tsp of sugar or salt. Mix together and rub on skin to remove dead or dry skin.
Improve Nail Beds
Mix oil and water and soak your hands for a few minutes before a manicure.
"Love is in the Air" Massage Oil
EVOO is a luscious massage oil that will leave you silky soft. It's full of Vitamin E as well as being anti-inflammatory. Add in the essential oils of lavender and vetiver known as aphrodisiacs that soothe sore muscles! Get the recipe here.
Replace Shaving Cream
Rub olive oil on your legs or area to be shaved and shave as usual.
Silky Bath Oil