Fair For Life maslinovo ulje

Fair For Life maslinovo ulje

(Olea europaea)

The olive tree (Olea europaea) is part of a large family, which includes jasmine and lilac. The tree has a thick trunk and gnarled, grey bark.  It can grow fairly tall, but they are often pruned to a shorter height for ease of harvesting. The leaves of the tree have silvery grey undersides and are used for teas, decoctions and extracts.

The word ‘olive’ can be traced back to many ancient languages, its current forms rooted in Latin (oliva) and Greek (elaia). Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean region, Asia Minor and Syria, and can live for thousands of years.

This olive oil is certified Fair For Life, which ensures fair relations between companies and producers.

The oil’s active ingredients are vitamin E (a fat soluble antioxidant), oleic acid (omega 9 monounsaturated fatty acid), hydroxytyrosol (plant polyphenol) and squalene (an organic compound found in human sebum).

Hydroxytyrosol is a plant polyphenol found abundantly in olives and olive oil. It is thought to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world; some would say it claims the top spot! Squalene is often isolated from shark liver oil and used as a valued ingredient in many modern creams and ointments. Olives are one of the best alternative botanical sources, as they contain unusually high levels of the substance.

R & B Hair Moisturiser contains Fair for Life olive oil. It softens and conditions dry or frizzy hair.