Olive oil is one of the most traditional forms of moisturizer. It has been used for centuries not only for consumption, but for feeding dry skin as well. As you may know, extra virgin olive oil comes straight from the harvesting and crushing of the olive fruit. It is a cold-press process in which the oil is extracted from the fruit by a centrifugal process. This process yields a beautiful, unrefined oil, that we refer to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
This blossom-to-bottle oil is the most pure form of olive oil you will find. In fact, it is the main ingredient in our Olivespa Baby line of products. We recognize and value EVOO because of its gentle and effective nature, and we are proud to bring it to you in it's most healing form through our baby products. We want to share 3 reasons why EVOO is not only safe, but in fact beneficial for your baby's skin:
1. IT IS GENTLE
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the simplest ingredients you can use on baby's skin. It provides nourishment to the skin because of the high polyphenol and vitamin content. The oil itself provides a barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture and keep baby's skin nice and moisturized.
2. IT IS HYPOALLERGENIC
EVOO is always a safe choice when looking for something delicate and effective for baby. It is naturally hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, and anti-microbial. It is basically everything you could ever ask for on your search for the right products to use on your baby. It is important to remember that babies are so fresh, their skin is sensitive to many things, so keeping their skincare regimen to all-natural, simple ingredient products is definitely going to benefit them.
3. IT IS HEALING
You would be surprised at how quickly EVOO can help heal the skin, especially because it is only one simple ingredient. This high polyphenol, squalene-packed, and vitamin-rich oil helps to heal the skin by supporting the integrity and regeneration of skin cells. This means it will reduce the healing time of little rashes, red spots, bump, or other little skin irritations that tend to pop up on baby's skin.
At Olivespa, we are huge proponents of using the most gentle products that actually work on baby's skin. That is why we developed our line of baby products. We use an olive oil that we infuse with 4 amazingly gentle and healing herbs: chamomile, lavender, plantain leaf, and calendula. We find it is the perfect blend of ingredients to soothe and heal baby's skin.