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Why we love using olive oil in our handmade soaps.

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Vibrant skin.

Olive oil is a plant-based vegetable oil that is pressed from olives. It is high in oleic acid which will help to condition and soften the skin. Olive oil soap can help to moisturise your dry skin and give it a healthy, vibrant glow.

Long lasting soap.

Olive oil makes a hard, long lasting soap with a gentle cleansing lather, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. You can expect an olive oil based soap to last significantly longer, making it worth the extra value.

Antioxidant power.

Olive oil is packed with healthy vitamins, fats and antioxidants, and these contribute to healthier looking skin. It moisturises skin by locking in moisture, and its antioxidants can help to improve the signs of ageing.

Anti inflammatory.

Olive oil is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is non-irritating to the skin. If you're prone to acne, using soap made with olive oil may help decrease your acne by killing the bacteria that causes acne without clogging the pores.

Excellent cleanser.

Olive oil is an excellent make-up remover. It can help dissolve the oil in any make-up product. Using olive oil soap as a cleanser can help remove dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, and sebum build up that reduces blackheads on your skin.

Vitamin rich.

Olive oil contains nutrients vital to helping you feel and look your best. Also rich in vitamin E and A, olive oil can help the skin's appearance. Its beta carotene content can also help stimulate the growth of new cells, promoting a more glowing and youthful appearance.


Olive oil has been used in soap making and other skin treatments for hundreds of years. You can rest assured you're receiving the best quality soap made with only the finest quality ingredients. Here at Soaps & Soaks all our soaps are made in small batches using organic olive oil as the main ingredient.

Now you've learned some of the many skin benefits of olive oil, why not try our handmade soap bars for yourself.

My hope is that you’ll love using them as much as I love making them.

Thanks for reading. Kelly X



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