The pressing of olives to make olive oil dates back to about 3000 B.C.E. Historians generally believe that the olive tree originated in Ancient Greece and spread throughout the Mediterranean region as the Greeks and Phoenicians explored the territory. Cato, a Roman author, described the agricultural techniques for growing olives in his writings about the second century B.C.E.
Naturally, olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it superb for hair,skin, and nails. Just like coconut oil, it’s an essential in any DIY beauty maven’s kit. Olive oil has been used as a hair treatment since ancient Egyptian times.