Lipstick & Roses Ingredient
For normal, combination and dry skins. Avoid if severely oily or acne-prone.
2 – moderately low pore-clogging
Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:
Native to the Mediterranean area; the Olive tree has always held a high position in the ancient world. The Bible and ancient Greek myths extol the virtues of the olive tree as a sacred and holy plant.
Health & Beauty Benefits:
Acts as a humectant, attracting external moisture. Good for inflamed skin. Does not block the natural functions of the skin, and could be good for cell regeneration. Nutritive, emollient, anti-irritant, astringent, antiseptic, laxative; reduces cholesterol and triglycerides.
Olive oil is LIKELY SAFE when taken appropriately by mouth or applied to the skin. Olive oil can be used safely as 14% of total daily calories. This is about 2 tablespoons (28 grams) daily. Up to 1 liter per week of extra-virgin olive oil has been used safely as part of a Mediterranean-style diet for up to 5.8 years.
Olive oil taken by mouth is well-tolerated. When applied to the skin, delayed allergic responses and contact dermatitis have been reported.
There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of olive leaf, although so far olive leaf and fruit pulp have not been associated with significant side effects in clinical studies.
Olive trees produce pollen that can cause seasonal respiratory allergy in some people.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking olive products if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not use amounts greater than the amount commonly found in foods.
“Olive” Potters Herbal Encyclopedia (Williamson) [CW Daniel Company Limited 2003] pgs. 318-319
“Olive” The Healing Nature of Herbs: 87 herbs and their medicinal properties. Power Publishing, Cyprus 2003. pgs 189-190