Botanical Name: Olea europaea
Extraction Method: A fixed oil expressed from the ripe fruit
Processing Type: Virgin
Obtained from: Fruit
Country of Origin: Italy, Spain
Description: Olive Extra Virgin Oil is obtained from the initial pressing of the olive using only mechanical or other physical means which do not alter the oil in any way. Due to the oils fattiness it is not suitable on oily or large pored skin, however it is ideal for use on dry, mature and sensitive skin. The fattiness of this oil helps create a protective layer over the skins surface, protecting it from the elements.
Colour: A clear, yellow or greenish-yellow
Aromatic Description: Slightly fruity
Common Uses: Used in many hair, skin and body care products including hand creams, foot creams, treatments for dry, chapped skin and in full body massage oils. Olive oil is a favourite ingredient in soap production.
Consistency: Transparent liquid which begins to become cloudy at 10°C and becomes a butter-like mass at about 0°C
Absorption: Olive Oil will leave an oily feeling on the skin.