Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverbs 27:9
Olives are one of the oldest foods known. Dated back to biblical times olives have provided food, oil, fuel, timber as well as medicinal benefits. We still enjoy the oil from olives today. The benefits are far reaching whether you ingest extra virgin olive oil or it is applied topically on your skin. I love to use what was given from God in His infinite wisdom and love. He always gives us gifts for healing, joy and nutrition.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is derived from the first cold pressing of the olives. It has been proven that EVOO has many more anti-inflammatory benefits over later pressed olive oil. It also contains the highest amount of anti-oxidants. Such as vitamin E and A and polyphenols that are abundant in EVOO are known to neutralize free radicals. EVOO feeds the skin and aids in repairing damaged dry skin. This in turn helps to fight the free radicals that cause skin cancer.
Olive oil has been proven to develop less skin cancer after exposure to UV light. Because EVOO fat composition is similar to human skin, it rarely causes an allergic reaction, making it an excellent choice for sensitive skin. It is also very good for hands and nails, as you will note when using Anderson Family Farm’s Goat Milk Lotion. Remember what you put on your body ends up in your body! Next week we will look at some of my favorite butters: Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter in post number 5.