The Olive Tree (botanical name: Olea Europaea) is a perennial, evergreen tree that can live and produce! olives for more than a century.
Did you know that the Olive tree passes several youth regeneration cycles during its life? The stumps of old trees readily emit side shots that offer a second youth!
It has been well known in phytomedicinal tradition as a symbol of peace, longevity, curing, health and immortality for many thousands of years in many cultures all over the world.
The women in Minoan Crete were the first to use olive oil in beauty products and the ancient Greek poet Homer called it “liquid gold’’. Since Roman times and more recently in the 13th Century, it has been coveted for its moisturising properties and therapeutic benefits.
Due to its unique composition, this specialty quality of olive oil, provides luxurious sensory characteristics with a superb skin feel. It is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, known for their antiinflammatory function and skin protection. It also contains squalene and a large amount of vitamins, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. They are very well known for their prominent antioxidant potential against free radicals and regenerate skin slowing down the ageing process.
Hydroxytyrosol is another important compound of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a powerful antioxidant, which is not found in other oils, making it a unique and precious plant oil.
It can also moisturise dry nails, protect scalp from damage and provide deep hair conditioning.