Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pomace Olive Oil

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. Pomace olive oil is used in all of our bar soaps and can be found in our Cactus Nail Balm. Did you know that green olives and black olives come from the same tree? Black olives are ripe whereas green olives are unripe.

Pomace olive oil is solvent extracted from previous pressings of olives using the pits (pomace) and flesh (skin). 95% of the more than 750 million olive trees cultivated worldwide are from the Mediterranean but global olive oil production comes mainly from North Africa, the Near East and Southern Europe.

While pomace olive oil is the lowest grade of olive oil, it is not used in cooking or on salads, it adds to a very nice bar of soap. Pomace olive oil has a high percentage of unsaponifiables, and it tends to draw the oils into a quick saponification. It's composed mainly of the mixed triglyceride esters of palmitic acid, oleic acid, other fatty acids, with traces of sterols and squalene. The composition varies by time of harvest, region, altitude, cultivator, and extraction process.

It is an excellent emollient, to soften and soothe dry skin. Contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, is a great choice for sensitive skin and people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Thanks for stopping by y'all. Hope you have a fabulous day!

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