In the Mediterranean region the Olive tree has long been regarded as a 'tree of life' that bestows health, wealth and fertility. Sacred to the Goddess Athene it also represents peace and justice.
Most people only think of Olive oil as a culinary oil, but in fact it lends itself very well to natural skin care uses. It is rich and somewhat thick and fragrant rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Olive oil is moisturizing and soothing and protective and benefits all skin types. In ancient Greece it was considered THE oil par excellence, not just for cooking, but as a base for all kinds of medicinal salves and skin care products. An un-oiled body or dry scaly skin was considered ugly and dirty.