Soap Up The Olive Oil

Lodi and the surrounding areas are well known for their contribution to the wine industry, but the region is also known for its fine locally made products like olive oil. Other than making a great pairing with the area’s different types of wines, the oil is used in a diversity of goods from edible to nonedible, including delicious body products.

soap1For centuries, the oils from the olive tree have been used to moisturize and gently cleanse skin. Thanks to San Joaquin’s diverse and rich selection of olive oil, local companies such as Panacea Farms and Coldani Olive Ranch, offer refreshing products that are both good for your skin and good for our body in more ways than one. “[Olive oil products] are fantastic for your skin,” says Panacea Farms Kacie Klein, who develops and makes extra virgin olive oil body products from the excess oil produced by the family farm. After realizing the excess oil could be used, Klein researched, studied, and developed her own body products. Products include a variety of bar soaps, lotions, body butter, and lip balm. Klein also produces facial serum, foot balm, hand cream and massage oil, all made from Panacea Olive Oil.

The all natural ingredient is like medicine to the skin. Pure and simple, olive oil products are one of the healthiest and mild options for your body. The benefits of olive oil are not just limited to the inside of the body, but the outside as well, especially for those with dry skin conditions. “Olive oil is the most chemically similar to that in which the human body produces to protect and lubricate our skin and hair. [Olive oil body products] are packed with antioxidants including Vitamin A and E,” says Klein. “It is incredibly moisturizing, deeply penetrating, and is loaded with antioxidants that repair damage from the sun, pollutants, and other free radicals in our environment,” she adds. “It also has the natural ability to stimulate elastin and collagen production making one’s skin firmer, smooth, and more supple. The best part about using olive oil in our body care products is knowing that we are feeding our skin and, in essence, our bodies, with natural, healthful, food grade ingredients from our local farm.”

FIND YOUR OWN LOCALLY MADE OLIVE OIL INSPIRED BODY PRODUCTS HERE:

PANACEA FARMS, (209) 678-5811, Panaceafarms.com

COLDANI OLIVE RANCH, 1806 W. Kettleman Ln., Lodi, (209) 210-3162, www.calivirgin.com

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