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Olive Oil Benefits and Uses

essential-oilsOlive oil isn’t ideal for use as a carrier oil because of its viscosity and the residue it leaves behind. If you want to use olive oil, your best bet is to add it to a carrier oil blend and onlyuse a small amount.

Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored in a cool, dark place.

Aroma

Faint scent of olives.

Viscosity

Heavy. Leaves an oily residue.

Benefits

Olive oil has the following benefits:

– High in oleic fatty acids.

– Regenerates skin cells.

– Anti-inflammatory.

Uses

Aromatherapy, topical application, product creation. Use extra virgin olive cooking oil for cooking instead.