Olive Oil (Olea europaea)
Olive oil comes from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea), a small evergreen tree native to Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. It’s a member of the Oleaceae botanical family, which it shares with a famous tropical cousin, the Jasmine tree. Olive oil’s long and rich history in world culinary culture is legendary, but less well known is its equally long history of use in health treatments on the body. The same nutritious plant properties that make olives such a healthy dietary staple also make them beneficial for treating the body from the outside-in.
Olive oil is incredibly moisturizing. Unlike mineral oil and petroleum jelly it does not block the skin’s pores, but penetrates deeply to naturally hydrate and condition the skin. These emollient properties help skin to become healthy and soft. It is also full of nutrients and anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These nutrients help to heal damaged skin by stimulating cell regeneration, and are also used by the whole body within to stay healthy and resilient to environmental toxins and contaminants that can slowly damage cellular tissue.
Olive oil is a much better choice than artificial chemicals and petroleum-based products for keeping the body healthy and toned. It’s a completely natural way to care for your body inside and out. At Blue Stone, we use olive oil as a key component of all of our soaps and balms so that even with the demands of contemporary lifestyles, we can all re-discover the joys and benefits of natural health from this little fruit tree.
Pure and natural Olive oil is used in these items: