Can You Use Olive Oil In A Bath?

August 19, 2015

Olive oil is incredibly moisturizing—but rubbing it onto dry skin like lotion can feel greasy, stain clothes, and smell a bit like an Italian cucina.

But you can get the same skin-softening benefits by pouring a glug of olive oil into a warm bath. You’ll still get all the skin-smoothing benefits of this Mediterranean staple, but won’t have to worry about any of the cleanup.

Just remember to be extra careful when you get out of the tub—the oil can make things especially slippery. Pat down with a towel and rinse the bathtub with apple cider vinegar or dish soap so you don’t slide around the next time you step in the tub.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Annalise Mantz

Annalise is a foodie, Brussels sprouts lover, grammar nerd, and political pet aficionado.

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