Why olive oil?
Why did I choose olive oil as a base for Olive & Bee?
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is naturally high in antioxidants
- EVOO is naturally antibacterial and antifungal
- It has a good shelf life
- EVOO is readily available in Australia
- I wanted to keep this product as hypoallergenic as possible, and I’ve never heard of anyone being allergic to olive oil
- EVOO has been shown to assist in wound healing
- EVOO has a low comedogenic rating, which means it doesn’t block pores like other oils can
…hence olive oil was the obvious choice!