Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Gal Description:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a wonderful Carrier oil and Base Oil for Soap Making. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is highly nutritive and stable. It contains protein, minerals, and vitamins as well as superior penetrating power, and acidic and antioxidant values. Olive Oil is high in unsaponifiables , which is a large group of compounds called steroids or sterolins. They soften the skin and have superior moisturizing affects on the upper layer of the skin.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has also long been used to reduce the appearance of scars on the skin. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a high level of antioxidants--molecules that slow and even prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation can produce free radicals, a substance that many scientists believe damages cells. Because extra-virgin olive oil comes from the first pressing of the olive--using no heat or chemicals for extraction--it's closest to its natural state and retains most of its healthful properties. Antioxidants applied to the skin can help repair damaged cells and restore the skin's vitality.
Extra Virgin olive oil also contains a natural chemical called Oleocanthal, which scientists believe acts as a painkiller in the same way that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work. Therefore, Extra Virgin olive oil soap applied to the skin can help reduce inflammation. Extra-virgin olive oil is known to help improve skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Many researchers equate the effects of applying Extra Virgin Olive Oil to using ibuprofen.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil polyphenols have been demonstrated to inhibit or delay the rate of growth of bacteria such as salmonella, cholera, staphylococcus, pseudomonas and influenza in vitro. As a result, people can reap the same benefits for their skin by using Extra Virgin Olive Oil soap.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also a great ingredient when Soap Making for people with acne prone skin. Because Extra Virgin Olive Oil slows the oxidation process, it won't clog your skin's pores. The skin has a certain PH balance, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil soap has been shown to help maintain a correct alkaline/acidic balance. People who suffer from acne often use Extra Virgin Olive Oil soap to help reduce and erase blemishes.
Soap Making that includes 100% olive oil is known as Castile Soap. Many soap makers will argue that it is not a true Castile Soap unless it contains all olive oil - although others will say that as long as it includes predominately olive oil, it can still be labeled as a Castile Soap.
Cibaria has been a longtime Supplier, Wholesaler, Distributor and Seller of Bulk Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Soap Making.
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