Daily Archives: December 28, 2013

  • Shave With Olive Oil To Save Money And Get Smoother Skin

    Shaving cream ensures that rubbing a blade across your face is a pleasant experience. However, olive oil may actually be better for your skin and make for a cheaper shave.

    According to developer and frequent shaver Chris Inch, spreading just a few drops of olive oil on to the area to be shaved is enough to lubricate the skin and avoid irritation. As well as being much cheaper, it has plenty of other advantages:

    1. Cost. You’re paying far less for a huge bottle of olive oil than if you were to buy the little shaving oil bottles.

    2. Health benefits. Olive oil is well known to have many health benefits. Even Jeanne Calment who lived to 122 years of age claimed she rubbed olive oil into her skin which contributed to her longevity.

    3. Less oily than mineral oils. I have never tried shaving with baby oil or mineral oil, but probably never will.

    In addition to the above, you’re getting all the other benefits of shaving with an oil. It’s faster, cleaner and leaves your skin feeling smoother. I don’t use aftershave and I often purposefully leave the oil on my skin without rinsing when I’m done shaving.

    Even if you like your shaving routine and are already getting satisfactory results, a few drops of olive oil can help moisturise your skin before or after a shave, so it’s worth having it around the bathroom.

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  • White San Blas Olives of Malta

    The white olive may have survived on Malta from ancient times; the Phoenicians called us Malet – ‘the hidden haven’, perhaps for what we had on our sun bleached limestone rock. Traces of the variety Olea europaea have been found in the 4500BC temples at Skorba. Like many islands the indigenous species thrive, but often die out due to changes in conditions or the ignorance of people.
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    Do you remember grubbing up an olive tree – pale in sickness? It may have been one of the hidden gems. Two trees, one in Zejtun and one in Zabbar (the olive towns of Malta) when verified as true-to-type may see the population of white olive trees triple.

    However, the world experts said this Maltese olive was a mutant, an albino and not a true variety. They scoffed and looked disapprovingly down their noses. A man determined, like a dog gnawing a bone, Sam pursued the truth with many hours spent researching ancient books. Folklore of the villages helped guide them to references of the white olive. With Matty’s help an old recipe was found that referred to the Perlina Olive. Sent at great expense to the International Olive Council in Saragossa, Spain the variety was verified and recognised by the European experts that proved the world experts wrong.

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    The white olive may have survived on Malta from ancient times; the Phoenicians called us Malet – ‘the hidden haven’, perhaps for what we had on our sun bleached limestone rock. Traces of the variety Olea europaea have been found in the 4500BC temples at Skorba. Like many... 
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