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5 Top Benefits of Olive Oil Based Soaps

Posted on October 25 2016

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Why Use Olive Oil Soap?

For as long as people have been around, personal beauty and care has been one of the most fashionable, prominent, and heavily contested topics in human history. Special homemade remedies and industrialized large scale products have made untold amounts of money on the beauty market. The business is booming, the interest is rampant, the selection is extensive, and everybody wants to know: What is the secret to long lasting health and beauty? It may surprise some people to know that the key is not in newfound scientific discoveries or a miracle of modern chemistry, but in an age old recipe that has been around since the 1500’s.

Olive Oil is Widely Used Today

Everybody knows about olive oil, we use it in the kitchen to cook all types of foods. Many of us are aware of the healthy benefits of ingesting olive oil, the helpful effects it has on our digestion, vitamin intake and overall health. Few are aware of the enormous array of positive health benefits olive oil has for your skin. If you think about it, anything you put on your skin will technically be ingested into your body, albeit by a different means than eating or drinking. Pores on your skin absorb up to 60% of anything put on it, so something that is healthy to eat should be healthy to put on your skin as well.

Olive Oil Soap is Healthy

The usage of olive oil for improving and maintaining a healthy body goes back many centuries, but for various reasons, primarily economic costs; it has stayed out of the mainstream culture for a long time. One of the easiest and most common ways to help one stay clean and look beautiful is to use a healthy soap to wash our bodies with. However because of its relative cost, olive oil based soaps have remained less popular than more readily available commercial soaps. These products you use nearly every day commonly contain a large assortment of additives, synthetic cleaners, foaming agents, and added fragrances that when it comes down to it are not very good for you. Using olive oil as the base ingredient for soap opens the doorway to a world of health and beauty previously unheard of, and the evidence is mounting in its favor.

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Olive Oil Soap is Safe

Many components of commercial soaps act as crude cleaning agents, stripping away the dirt and particles accumulated on your skin. In doing so they also wipe off many of the body’s natural oils that help combat dry or itchy skin.

Olive oil soaps do the opposite, clearing away the damaging particles but retaining the natural oils your skin produces. As a non-greasy, non-clogging substance olive oil does what many commercial soaps do not: leave your pores open and allow both air and water to pass through unhindered. This helps to both remove scars or pock marks and prevent acne from forming.  

A highly important chemical to skin moisturizing, Glycerin is commonly removed from commercial soap as it is more expensive to keep in. Glycerin is kept inside pure olive oil soaps and helps to keep your skin healthy; giving you that sleek smooth look you’ve always wanted.

One of the unfortunate, but natural, side effects of human beings is oxidation. This is a process that starts with harmful molecules known as free radicals corrupting your body and damaging cells, DNA, and the production of essential proteins. We call this whole procedure aging. Obviously this is a part of life, and altogether unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and let it control us. There are ways to combat oxidation and provide both immediate and long term relief from aging symptoms and a primary source of these are in olive oil soaps.

Oxidation of tissue is normal, and will continue to happen inside the body, but due to the amount of pollution, pesticides and chemicals used in food and cosmetics, our well-being is being assaulted from the outside as well.

Free radicals that are not naturally occurring can now infect your body causing a wide variety of diseases and health issues. You may not age any quicker, but your body will show symptoms of aging that are a result of this synthetically induced oxidation. To combat this situation, antioxidants, substances that counteract the results of oxidation and work to remove and battle free radicals are in high demand, and olive oil soap provides a myriad of them.

Olive Oil is Natural

Olive oil is a natural source of the powerful antioxidants vitamin A and E, which work to fight against this accelerating aging and keep you looking good and feeling good.

Common skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and assorted rashes are often the result of free radicals or clogged pores, and olive oil soap provides relief to all of these. As if reducing the symptoms wasn't enough, using olive oil soap regularly can both eliminate and reduce the chances of contracting one of these ailments.

Other antixodiants include the compounds oleocanthal and the olive oil exclusive hydroxytyrosol which act as anti-inflammatory agents to help prevent damage to your immune system, digestive problems, heart disease and skins rashes among others. A likely friend of many people, olive oil soaps contain the antioxidant beta carotene which helps stimulate new cell regeneration and increases skin penetration, allowing the soap to slow down wrinkle development and make you look years younger.

Olive Oil Soaps are Hypoallergenic

With all of these powerful and effective chemicals, one might think that olive oil would be very likely to be allergenic, but quite the contrary. Olive oil soaps are hypoallergenic, meaning you are less likely to experience an allergic reaction to them. Doctors have recommended using olive oil soaps on young infants and those with highly sensitive skin or rashes, even sunburn.

Given all of its beneficial properties, it’s hardly surprising that olive oil soap is renowned as one of the leading solutions to health and beauty issues. No commercial soap will soothe and heal you as much as the all-natural, age combating, beauty restoring olive oil based soaps.

Soap.Club uses 100% olive oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, shea butter and essential oils in all of our bath & body soaps. For more information visit our website at or send us an email at

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