Olive oil has been used for centuries and is never absent from Greek homes. It has many uses including cooking, salad dressings, natural home remedies and a variety of beauty treatments.
One recipe, in particular, has been passed down through the generations, known as "keralifi", which means olive oil cream.
Indeed olive oil is one of the most sought after natural oils for skincare.
Our Olive Oil cream is a variation of this recipe and contains pure beeswax, extra virgin olive oil, raw honey, Propolis, St John's wort oil, natural vitamin E and pure lavender/lime extract; it contains no chemicals or toxins and is natural.
Each of the ingredients has many therapeutic properties (see tab below), and when combined, we have created a genuinely miraculous olive oil face cream that no home should be without it.
It happened on Sunday the 6th of September when I managed to tip approximately 1 litre of boiling water, from the base unit of a vegetable steamer across my right hand.
Apart from the immediate first aid of cold water, I kept the hand wrapped for the next week and covered with honey from one of my West London colonies.
Whilst this kept the injury moist and dealt with any bacteria, there was the practical problem of the honey becoming diluted by moisture, and seeping from underneath the dressings. A plastic glove dealt with this problem.
By Suturday the 12th , as picture, the layers of skin were going, very swollen and radiating heat. After purchasing the Olive Oil cream off you on Sunday the 13th. applying liberally and dressed, maybe 24 hours later a marked difference and improvement, as Monday the 14-09 shows.
The swelling & heat were rapidly dissipating as with the top (now moisturized?) dead layers of skin. Applying liberally, by Thursday 3 days later, further marked improvements.
For the last week, viewing the injury as largely recovered, I have only applied your Olive Oil Cream intermittently; I haven?t yet managed to use 1/3 of the jar.
Finally, as a long term beekeeper (30 yrs) in West London I have long used honey for burns and skin injuries etc.
Your Olive Oil Cream is clearly a huge improvement; the beeswax and propolis (further anti-biotic qualities and also contains resins & balsam, beeswax, aromatic oils, pollen phenolic acid and minerals) are logically additions.
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