Olive oil is the oil which is well known for cooking ingredient but I want to tell you it is not only a cooking oil but it can be treated as a treatment therapy for almost all your body problems. Arthritis, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar problem, hair, skin, and for everything. Name any problem, this olive oil has a solution in it.
Olive oil is also called liquid gold because of its yellow colour and its very high price. Normal refined oil, you will get it in just Rs. 90-150 per litre but this oil will cost you around 1000-2500 rupees per litre according to the purification.
Olive oil also has different types like Virgin olive oil and Extra virgin oil. You keep on purifying olive oil, the price will keep on increasing.
Once you have decided that you’d like to try olive oil to aid in your hair growth, you may have noticed how there are many different types to buy. In the store you’ll see olive oil with the following names:
- Olive oil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Virgin olive oil
- Refined olive oil
- Virgin olive oil not fit for human consumption
Olive oil that is not used for human consumption is only suitable for use as lamp oil. But the other four olive oils are based on different grades of olive oil, and their quality is affected by which grade they have.
You may also want to know that grades of olive oil are decided by the manufacturers. It is possible for manufacturers to purchase a certification for these grades though, which will give you greater confidence that the olive oil you have purchased is genuinely the grade inside the container.
You may also notice that olive oil is sold in different types of containers.
The higher grade olive oil will be sold in glass or metal. Note that there can be extra benefits to purchasing oil in a metal can, as it won’t be exposed to light. Many olive oil glass bottles are also tinted, to prevent light from eroding away at the quality of the oil.
Refined vs. Unrefined Olive Oil
Refined olive oil has been made with a refinery process. Unrefined olive oil will have the “virgin” label attached to it. If you see an olive oil in the store that simply says “olive oil” chances are it is refined. There may be a minor difference in looks, with the unrefined being a brighter and dark yellow colour.
The main difference between refined and unrefined is in the processing. All olive oil is extracted from the fruit, or olives, from the olive tree. It’s what happens during the process to extract the oils that matter, as well as the additives, used, and what is the final level of free oleic acid remaining. This will indicate the extent that the fat has been broken down into fatty acids. A higher amount indicates more refining, and a less amount indicates less or no refining.
Free oleic acid is based on its level of acidity. This level is in correlation to the extent that the fat has been broken down into fatty acids. Unrefined olive oil is pure and has been untreated. Refined olive oil has been treated to have its flaws removed from the oil.
There can also be additional differences, besides the colour of the oils and the lower cost of a refined oil. You’ll discover that since the refined olive oil has been treated, that it will possess no olive oil aroma, and flavour will be missing. It will also have no bitterness.
Basically, the refined olive oil will not possess the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that the virgin olive oil does. If you’re seeking the healing properties of virgin olive oil, it may be best to skip the refined oils.
Virgin Oil vs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Both virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil are made in a similar process, and both are considered unrefined oils. This means that when the oil is extracted from the olives, that heat and chemicals are not used, which is the process used for the refined oils.
For virgin olive oil, the purity and the taste of the olives remain, but it won’t have as stringent production guidelines as extra virgin olive oil does.
For extra virgin olive oil, it will have a more intense flavour and a lower level of oleic acid. This is also the highest quality olive oil that you can find on the market today. This type of oil must hold to stricter standards than other types of olive oil. It will also have a truer olive taste.
Extra virgin olive oil will contain more of the natural minerals and vitamins that are also contained in olives.
Basically, the main difference between extra virgin olive oil versus virgin olive oil is if you need the best type for its healing properties, rather than as a cooking oil. If you’re cooking, then it really doesn’t matter what type you use, though be aware that extra virgin olive oil will have a higher price on it.
In this post, I am going to talk about the hair benefits of Olive oil. Olive oil is good for hair growth in many ways:
- Olive oil has required vitamins and monosaturated fatty acids which helps hair to grow thick. It makes your root stronger and healthier. So if you are facing a problem of thin hair then olive oil can be a solution for you. Apply warm olive oil at the roots of your hair before shampoo and wash it with warm water after 1 hour. Do not use conditioner with it as Olive oil also works as a conditioner.
- Olive oil has nutrients and antioxidants which locks keratin in your hair. Keratin helps your hair to get strong and remove the brittle nature of it.
- Olive oil has moisture in it which becomes very important in winters and nourishes your scalp and hair. It makes your hair shines as it gets lots of nutrients and moisture in it.
- Applying this olive oil can make your hair free of dandruff, helps you to get rid of split ends and it can be treated as a natural dye to colour your white hair.