Olive oil has been used for centuries. The olive tree is an ancient plant that has been dated back to the time of the Neolithic peoples in the 8th century B.C. This wild olive tree grew mainly around the regions in Greece and Asia Minor. It’s uncertain when or where olive trees began to be grown by humans. People figured out how to make olive oil a couple of centuries later, which would have been used to make meals, or to use for hair and skin care.
Benefits of Olive Oil Soap. Olive oil soap cleans your skin without stripping away the natural oils — so you don’t end up dry and flaky after it’s use. Olive oil also allows the skin to sweat and shed cells naturally; commercial soaps that contain synthetic cleaners and fragrances can block your pores and cause irritation. Glycerin, a byproduct of the soap-making process, is retained in most natural olive oil soaps. Glycerin is highly moisturizing — it actually absorbs water from the air. Olive oil soap is hypoallergenic, so you are less likely to experience an allergic reaction when using it.