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Homemade beauty treatments with olive oil

Olive oil is not only great for Italian, carb-tastic cuisine; it’s also a terrific home beauty ingredient! Here are just a few of the fabulous beauty treatments you can do with olive oil under your own roof.

Soften rough, cracked heels

Rub olive oil generously into your feet before going to bed. Pull on a pair of clean cotton socks. Allow the oil to penetrate and heal your heels overnight. (Need more TLC for your feet? Find out how to make your own foot scrub at home here.)

Strengthen your nails

Every week, use a clean finger nail polish brush to add olive oil to your nails. Coat each nail throroughly. Allow the oil to soak in a few minutes and then wash off the excess. (Pick up lots more nailcare tips in our Beautiful Hands & Feet section.)

Fortify your hair

If you hair is extremely dry and frizzy from chemicals, blow dryers and the sun, use olive oil to get it back in shape. Combine a 1/2 cup of olive oil with two beaten eggs. Saturate your hair with mixture and wrap in a warm towel. Wait 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. (Get more recipes for homemade beauty treatments for your hair here!)

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