As a resource and guide for California extra virgin olive oil, we are always on the lookout for new products in the industry to share with you. As you probably already know, olive oil is one of the healthiest oils for us, both inside and out! Yes, even for your skin! Olive oil has been used as a natural moisturizer for thousands of years, even Cleopatra used olive oil as her secret to beautiful skin! Olive oil absorbs well and is very gentle on all skin types but has powerful antioxidants and beneficial vitamins to help keep your skin healthy.
Olive Natural Beauty
So what did we find, you ask? Olive Natural Beauty! We were so excited to talk to the founder, Jess Lauren, who enthusiastically shared her story about her olive oil based skin care line. When we asked why she chose olive oil as her main ingredient for her products, she said “Coming from an Italian family, we always used olive oil for cooking, but my grandmother also used olive oil as a skin moisturizer. I wanted to stay true to my beliefs and stand behind my family traditions.” Jess chose extra virgin olive oil as the main ingredient for her skin care line because it’s the least processed and purest form of the oil with the most benefits for your skin.
The ingredients used in Olive Natural Beauty products are all 100% natural and organic, really! With all the products in the market claiming to be natural or organic, it’s hard to know for sure, so it’s good to look for certification. All of Olive Natural Beauty’s products are certified organic by three accredited certifying agents – the United States Department of Agriculture, Oregon Tilth, and Quality Assurance International. In addition, they are Fair Trade Certified by Good Trade, Alaffia Fair Trade and Africa Fair Trade Council.
Things We Love
Olive Natural Beauty hand selects the highest quality organic ingredients sourced from small producers. Organic extra virgin olive oil from California (that’s our favorite part!) is certified as extra virgin. This means that the olive oil used is the highest food grade quality that is loaded with polyphenols, linoleic and oleic acids. What does this mean for your skin? Powerful antioxidants will help fight free radicals that can cause the aging process and condition your skin to restore elasticity and give you a youthful appearance. Olive Natural Beauty products are free of parabens, preservatives, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and silicones that can irritate skin. In addition, no preservatives are used, only natural antibacterial and antimicrobial ingredients such as beeswax sourced from the Washington Olympic Mountains, honey, organic lemon essential oil and salt. Impressive!
Our Favorites For Summer
Summer is the time to keep your daily skin care routine simple, let your skin glow and your natural beauty shine! Here are our top picks from Olive Natural Beauty…
Olive Bar Soaps – These gorgeous handmade soaps come in beautiful packages that make you feel like you’re unwrapping a gift. Treat yourself to the luxurious lather and moisturizing benefits that organic extra virgin olive oil offers sun parched skin. Our favorite scents picked fresh for Summer are the unique and delicious scents of Sweet Fennel and Lemon & Lavender. Fennel is known to stimulate circulation and revitalize dull skin. Lemon is high in vitamin C which can help protect skin against the harmful effects of the sun and Lavender heals both body and mind.
Olive Goddess Glow Facial Polish – Mmmm…smells like chocolate, but it’s really cocoa butter blended with olive, jojoba, and almond oils. Stimulate cell renewal with organic cane sugar and apricot kernel powder to remove yucky dead cells, unclog pores and let your skin breathe and glow! This sweet scrub leaves your face feeling velvety smooth and is a great way to prep your skin before applying elixir or moisturizer.
Olive Natural Beauty Elixir – The definition of the word “elixir” is: a magical liquid. We couldn’t agree more! This daily vitamin for your skin is our favorite by far. Give your skin a boost with this lightweight serum that can also be used as a moisturizer. It won’t clog pores and is perfect for the hot days of Summer. The light scent has hints of rose flower, chamomile, lavender, almond, rose-hip, jojoba oil, and of course olive oil! LOVE!
Olive Natural Beauty’s Lip Balms are petroleum-free (yeah!) and add the perfect moisture to your lips, giving them a subtle sheen that’s not too sticky and not too glossy. The balmy texture actually soaks into your lips making them smooth and supple without feeling waxy. With five delicious scents to choose from, you can use different balms throughout the day! Our recommendations? Rosemary in the morning to energize you to start your day, Lemon & Lavender in the afternoon to keep you calm and relaxed, and Oats & Honey at night to heal and comfort your lips while you sleep.
Thank you Jess, for sharing Olive Natural Beauty with us! We’re so glad we found you!
To find out more about Olive Natural Beauty and see their full line of skin care products, visit their website: www.olivenaturalbeauty.com