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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

3 Simple Beauty Recipes Using Olive Oil


Olive oil isn't just for cooking! Here are three ways I use it in beauty recipes. 
First up is a simple one ingredient hand moisturizer. I find myself constantly washing my hands when I'm cooking which really dries out my skin. The last thing I want to add to a salad is store-bought moisturizer. Gross. So I just rub some olive oil directly onto my hands and keep chopping! I don't have to worry about scented moisturizer tainting my food.  
Now for my very favorite foot scrub (store-bought or homemade). Nothing works like this simple 3-ingredient recipe. Just mix a half cup of kosher salt (epsom salt works too) with a quarter cup olive oil. Then add to that a tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice. 

Rub the mixture onto your feet and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse off. Store the scrub in the fridge between uses. 
Now for a four-ingredient recipe. Put two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon each of grated beeswax and shea butter into a microwave safe bowl. Heat until just melted and add 15 crops of essential oil. I like to use vanilla essential oil. Pour into a clean container and let it harden before using.

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