It's All About Sweet Oil

By . - Monday, April 01, 2013

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Oleum olivae, otherwise known as sweet oil is a type of olive oil! Who knew? It's only difference from the traditional olive oil is it's sweet taste. Lucky for us, it's not just for the kitchen. It's a wonderful ingredient for a myriad of beautifying remedies. 


Suffering from dry, brittle and lack luster hair? Try using sweet oil as a luxurious hot oil treatment. Warm your container of sweet oil in a cup of hot water for 1 minutes, apply the warm oil to the scalp and hair from root to tip and comb it liberally through your dry hair. Wrap the hair is cling warp, cover in a plastic conditioning cap or use a plastic bag. Leave the treatment on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse your hair and reveal soft and shiny hair.


"Kavuli, oils don't moisturize!" Well, guess what? Sweet oil is a emollient, which means that it's designed to make external layers of the skin pliable and softer. Applied to the skin after a bath or shower, it can help your body lock in some of that moisture and keep your skin soft and supple. You can also add a few drops of sweet oil to your bath for a more luxurious and moisturizing experience. Rub some on chapped lips to soothe and heal the cracks.


Instead of heading to the nail salon for a pricey manicure, do it yourself with some sweet oil. Soak your fingers for a minute or two in sweet oil to soften cuticles so that you can push them back. Use the sweet oil massaged into hands to soften them. And when you're through, use a few drops of sweet oil massaged into the nails to moisturize them and prevent them from cracking or breaking.


If you or your husband is out of shaving cream with razor in hand, sweet oil makes a perfect stand-in. It coats the skin, giving it a smooth cushion for the razor to glide along. It also protects from nicks and cuts.
You can find Sweet Oil right next to the castor oil and olive oil in Clicks pharmacy and DisChem if you live in South Africa. Check out your local health food store if you are overseas.

Will you be trying Sweet Oil for your beauty needs? Let us know in the comment section below.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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