The health benefits of olive oil are legendary. While many may consider these health benefits to come only from olive oil’s culinary uses, it Is also exceptionally healthy when used as a skin care product. Not only is olive oil extremely moisturizing –  making it ideal for people with dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis but it is also very gentle, which is extremely beneficial for people with skin sensitivities or allergies. It is because of these benefits that it is only natural that olive oil soap is an excellent and increasingly sought after beauty care product.

When shopping for the ideal olive oil soap that best fits your needs, the best method is to simply visit local health food stores. You will be able to see and smell the product. Be aware that olive oil soaps are denser than most bar soaps, so do not be surprised by how heavy the bar might be in comparison to your average bar soap. (Bar soaps tend to be a better economical choice than liquid soaps, especially where olive oil soaps are concerned. Bar soaps last much longer than liquid soaps do.) However, buying soap online is a viable option, too. If you choose this method of shopping, be certain to use a website that has reviews; without having the tangible product in your hands, your greatest assets are the reviews of people who have already purchased the product.

Perhaps the biggest issue with olive oil soap is that it is difficult to guess just how much olive oil is in the soap. If the product does not state that it is 100% olive oil soap, then the actual percentage of olive oil will be hard to judge. However, this is not necessarily bad; it is simply something to keep in mind if you have skin sensitivities or allergies. Olive oil soap also has a tendency to not have the most light or floral scent, but it is not an offensive scent, either. It is very earthy, and pairs well with similarly earthy scents such as lavender, sandalwood, and patchouli. If you are an artistically inclined person, you might even try making your own olive oil soap! While making soap from scratch is a difficult and lengthy process, there are many sites that sell olive oil “melt and pour” soap bases. You can then add whichever scents you would like! However you choose to enjoy your olive oil soap, though, it is one of the best natural soap choices on the market. Whether It is for health reasons or simply for pampering reasons, once you try it, you may never want to use any other soap again!