Four thousand years ago in Greece the olive tree has been a symbol of peace, longevity, abundance, wisdom and life. Homer called the olive oil, “liquid gold” and it has been used for food, medicine, beauty and an infinite number of uses.
Solon who was a statesman from Athens wrote a law to protect the olive tree. Anyone who destroyed an olive tree was sentenced to death. It was so sacred, only pure men and virgins were aloud to pick the fruit (Can you imagine if that law was enforced today?).
There is no better gift than a bottle of olive oil for the kitchen, bathroom, and even the bedroom. My mother who cooked fantastically, taught me to be passionate about olive oil and use extra virgin olive oil, because it is the world’s healthiest food and greatest medicine.
She also told me that drinking a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily, not only boosts and improves health, it also improves the appearance of the skin.
Massaging the body with olive oil, improves the elasticity of the skin and slows down the aging process from the inside. It relieves aching muscles, because of its anti-inflammatory effects.