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Olive oil can provide a smooth and close shave when used in place of shaving cream or soap. It also conditions your skin, so you dont need to use shaving balm or after-shave.
If your hair is dry and frizzly, warm some olive oil (do not boil it or overheat it) and apply it liberally to your hair, rubbing in gently. Do this when your hair is dry, not wet. For really problematic hair, cover your hair with a plastic grocery bag after applying the olive oil and leave it for 45 minutes. You can then shampoo your hair and rinse it well.
If you make your own soap, mix oilive oil 50/50 with saved fat to give richness to your soap. You can use 100% olive oil, but it does take longer to cure.
DANDRUF and SCALP CONDITIONING
This works as well for dandruf in a full head of hair or for a dry scalp on a bald person.
Rub in a liberal amount of olive oil to the whole head. Lay on a hot moist towel (not burning) and wrap it into a turban. When the towel cools, reheat it in the microwave and wrap it on again, making sure always that it is not too hot. Do this several times and continue the treatment daily until the condition is cured.
CLEANSING CREAM and MOISTURISER
Olive oil has natural properties which deeply moisturise your skin. This is particularly useful if your skin is excessively dry, and works well on hands and feet where dry skin has cracked. It is really good on elbows and any other constant-friction joints or areas.
Wet your face thoroughly then massage olive oil into the skin. Use half a teaspoon of sugar as a face scrub, then wipe the sugar and oil gently away with a warm flannel cloth.
HAND and FOOT SCRUB
When hands and feet are really rough and chapped, particularly if cracks have developed and might have gotten dirty from gardening, working with grease and oil, or any other situations where dirt has become ingrained, mix a few tablespoons of olive oil and white sugar to form a paste. Spread the paste liberally over the affected areas and rub it in. Leave it for 5 or 10 minutes then wash off the residue with warm water. Your skin will feel like silk.
Two or three tablespoons added to a warm bath will give you a relaxing and beneficial soaking.
Olive oil is one of the purest and smoothest of oils and gives wonderful lubrication for massage. It will not dissapear like many commercial and other oils do, providing a lasting and effective lubrication until the massage is finished.
Rub in to hands or feet before going to bed. It will help on dry and cracked toenails and fingernails. Put on clean cotton gloves or socks to keep the oil on the skin and prevent transfer to other materials while you are sleeping.
Dab olive oil under your eyes and on your face to soften make up. Wipe off any excess with a tissue then wash the face thoroughly with warm water and a soft flannel cloth.
A few drops of olive oil added to warm water makes a great soak for your nails before an at-home manicure. If you want to moisturise your cuticles, dab on some olive oil with a cotton bud.