BOTANICAL NAME: Olea europaea
PLANT PART: Fruit
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed
QUALITY: 100% organic
AROMA: Olive oil has a full bodied aroma and has a stronger scent than some other carrier oils. Carrier oils don't have the same strong scent like pure essential oils do.
POSSIBLE USES: Olive oil is a very rich and nourishing carrier oil very high in antioxidants, monounsaturated fat and polyphenols. Due to the richness and heaviness of this carrier oil on the skin it should be blended with other carrier oils. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from skin inflammations, rheumatism and can be used in hair and body care preparations.
INTERESTING FACT: Although traditionally used in cooking olive oil is useful in many aromatherapy preparations due to the nutrients contained in the oil.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Olive oil blends well with essential oils and other carrier oils. Use in massage, in your own carrier oil blends or skin care preparations and for diluting pure essential oils.