Scientific Name: Olea europaea
Origin: Grampians Olive Co, Grampians, Australia
Processing: Cold Pressed
Olive oil is an ingredient we knew we were going to include in our balms right from day dot. In the early days of making balms from my son Cooper, this is the oil I would experiment with and infuse my calendula into. We source our oil from our friends, Olive Grove, in the Grampians – just down the road from us. They are one of Australia’s oldest and award-winning olive groves. We love supporting local businesses.
Olive oil is mostly made up of oleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid that can penetrate the skin and aid absorption of beneficial plant compounds. It contains many different antioxidants, such as a type known as the phenolic compounds, which are more potent than vitamin E. Is it any surprise that olive oil has been used for centuries in skin and hair preparations in some cultures? Studies have shown that olive oil can reduce the appearance of redness and help hydrate aged and irritated skin. Olive oil may also help reduce the signs of skin ageing.
Bee Fact – How do bees make that buzzing sound? It comes from their wings, which can move at 200 beats per second.
Olive oil is a seemingly simple ingredient, but it contains many powerful plant chemicals and beneficial fats – another great addition to our balms. However, because of its ability as a skin-penetrating carrier, we must use quality, in-date oil with other safe and beneficial ingredients, as your and your children’s health is our top priority.
We use olive oil in all of our balms below that you can find in our shop:
Baby Beetanicals - Bee Well Balm
Baby Beetanicals – Bee Soothed Balm
Beetancials – Bee Well Balm
Beetanicals – Bee Soothed Balm
Queen Beetanicals – Belly Bee Nourished Balm
Queen Beetanicals – Boo-Bee Balm
Written by: Tanya Stanley & Alexandra Preston - Naturopath - BHSc (Nat)