Extra Virgin Olive Oil is known for its many properties, a true aid to health and longevity. This is demonstrated by countries such as Italy and Greece, where the Mediterranean diet is based on the use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and where life expectancy is higher. Not surprisingly, it is also called the elixir of long life.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been proven:
It is good for the heart and cardiovascular health: because it is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, it reduces the risk of thrombosis, strokes and heart attacks.
It's good for the diet: its balance of fats and its concentration of vitamins and minerals, essential for health and well-being, make it the best condiment.
At the table... and beyond!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil in fact, boasts several cosmetic properties, Cleopatra herself, employed preparations based on olive oil and essences for body, hair and face care. Today, there are many companies that use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a key ingredient in various beauty lines for skin and hair:
- On the skin, it has an anti-aging action as it is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and moisturizer that protects cells from premature aging.
- On the hair, it has a nourishing and anti-frizz action, so it is ideal for restructuring compresses, especially after summer vacations when hair is damaged due to sun exposure, chlorine or salt.
Not just any oil...
Eclisse, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Colle company, is a 100% Italian, cold-pressed product that has aromatic notes typical of fresh mill oils, with light fruity hints, and a sweet and delicate taste, appreciated by most palates. Its high digestibility makes it ideal at the table for very refined raw condiments or over excellent freshly caught fish.
But not only that...has summer damaged your hair?
Here's how to make a nourishing hair mask at home from olive oil and honey:
Pour 3 tablespoons of Eclipse Extra Virgin Oil with 2 tablespoons of honey into a bowl and mix until smooth. Apply the resulting mask and distribute evenly on damp hair, over the entire length. Wrap hair in a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with plenty of lukewarm water before proceeding with a mild shampoo.
Repeat once or twice a week.