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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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Is olive oil healthy to have all the time?

Is olive oil healthy to have all the time?

Olive oil: Olive oil has a number of purported benefits to include action as an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowerer, anttioxidant, and calcium absorber among many others. Not all have been demonstrated in rigorous studies, and appropriate dosing for benefits has not be established. ...Read more

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Putting olive oil on my body, is this benefitial?

Putting olive oil on my body, is this benefitial?

Olive Oil: Olive oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin, to condition hair & in place of shaving cream. ...Read more

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If you fry something in olive oil, is it better for you?

If you must fry…: Olive oil & canola oil are probably the most healthful due to their polyunsaturated fats. Olive oil's shortcoming is its low burning point, which some cooks adjust by adding some butter. Canola tolerates higher temperatures than olive oil. Try baking or broiling instead of frying; they're even more healthful. ...Read more

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Can olive oil cure dandruff?

Can olive oil cure dandruff?

NO: Olive oil may make the dandruff worse! dandruff can be cured by shampooing often. (daily if possible) and with a tar shampoo such as t-gel or tarsum or head & shoulders (all are over the counter). I have no financial interest in these. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink olive oil?

Olive oil: Yes but most of us don't like the taste in large amounts. Try putting extra virgin olive oil on your salds with a little vinegar. ...Read more

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Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Does olive oil reduce cholestrol?

Yes: Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and has been shown to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower your bad cholesterol (ldl). It does not mean that you can replace olive oil with your other oil and constantly eat fried/greasy food. The liver will see this as just a mass input of fat and eventually this will be detrimental to your health. You should visit your pcp and come up witha a plan. ...Read more

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Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

No: Olive oil does not cause the skin to darken. Sun exposure and genetics are the causes of darker skin. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Is olive oil good for treating sunburns?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more

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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Is darker or lighter olive oil healthier?

Is darker or lighter olive oil healthier?

Read this please: The colour of an olive oil is related to the amount of chlorophyll it contains. Olives are picked early in the season tend to make green coloured oil as they contain higher levels of chlorophyll. Olives harvested late in the season will typically produce more golden coloured oils due to a higher level of natural occurring levels of carotene like substances. ...Read more

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Could I use olive oil to remove dandruff?

Could I use olive oil to remove dandruff?

Not effective: I am not aware of this being an effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for skin-combination help?

Is olive oil good for skin-combination help?

Salads: Olive oil is good on salads. There are thousands of skin creams. You can try a few. If you have a specific problem a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more