Greek olive oil truly is a unique blessing of this country’s fertile land, a gift to humanity. Its many culinary and beauty uses have been known for centuries. We have all enjoyed Greek traditional delicacies, such as a Greek salad, prepared with extra virgin olive oil. Its rich aroma, deep taste and numerous health-related benefits have made olive oil one of the staples of Greek cuisine.
Its numerous benefits make it the fundamental superfood, but apart from its cooking uses, Greek olive oil can also be used to prepare your own DIY beauty products. You can use premium quality olive oil to make face scrubs, sooth sunburns or simply pamper yourself with a relaxing oil massage. Here are our top 5 DIY uses of Greek olive oil.
Olive Oil and Coconut Milk Hair Mask
Perfect for thinning hair, this super-easy hair mask works wonders! Mix Greek olive oil with coconut milk and water and get ready to give your hair that rejuvenating feeling you’ve been looking for. The olive oil nutrients combined with the coconut milk proteins will strengthen and restore your hair.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- hot water as needed
Gently and thoroughly massage your scalp and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes for best results. The key to the perfect mask is extra virgin olive oil. You can find some on your next trip in the Peloponnese!
Coffee, Banana and Olive Oil Foot Scrub
Pretty feet are a must if you’re planning to visit the Greek islands! Walking along the alleys of Oia or lounging at a Mykonos beach bar, sandals are a must-wear item. We know just the trick for super soft and non-cracked heels.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh coffee grounds
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1/2 banana
Mix olive oil, fresh coffee grounds and salt in a bowl and apply to your feet. Gently place the crashed banana on top of the first layer and wait for up to 10 minutes. Time to scrub away! Repeat a few times a week and your feet will be smooth and island-ready.
Olive Oil Makeup Remover
It’s 4am. You’re back at your luxury villa in Paros after an intense night out in Naoussa. You don’t want to go to bed with your makeup still on. What do you do? Well, we got the best solution. Before going out to party, prepare your own homemade olive oil makeup remover, using top Greek olive oil. Here’s how:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons rose water
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
Simply combine the ingredients in a bottle or a small jar and use a cotton pad to apply. Be gentle around the eyes and you’ll be makeup-free and refreshed in no time.
Beach Waves Olive Oil Spray
Are you feeling nostalgic about your summer days in Mykonos? We get it and we have just the solution you need to recreate your special moments under the warm Greek sun. Get ready to get these beach waves on! All you need is extra virgin olive oil, aloe vera gel, salt and water.
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
Stir the ingredients using a spoon and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Put on your swimming suit (that’s optional), spray over damp hair and brush through your hair with your fingers. Let your hair dry and voila!
Olive Oil and Ginger for Hair Growth
There are a number of ways you can use Greek olive oil to care for your hair. Combining the nourishing nutrients of ginger with the medicinal features of olive oil gives a perfect chemical-free solution to your hair growth challenge.
- 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Using a pot, heat the olive oil on low heat so that it feels slightly warm to the touch. Add grated ginger to the pot and once it turns golden brown, remove from the heat. Let it cool, strain the ginger and apply your homemade ginger oil to your scalp. Thoroughly massage your hair and scalp for about 5 minutes and rinse with water and shampoo.
Not a fun of DIY? No worries. We can take care of you at the privacy of your luxury villa. Whether you’re after an aromatherapy session, a hot-stone massage or a couples treatment, we can make it happen!
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