The essence of the olive. There’s so many benefits of olive oil and a plethora of uses for it. Olive oil is the oil that is extracted and pressed from olives. Not only is olive oil used for cooking and giving food flavor, but it’s also used in a variety of hair and skin products. It aides in preventing oxidation, which stops cancer cells from forming, it slows down aging, and can also aide in keeping the body healthy in many ways. It lowers risk of heart disease, balances sugar levels, doesn’t make you gain weight (or lose it), and can be used as a face moisturizer. The versatility of olive oil is endless.