It’s a staple in every kitchen cupboard: olive oil. Most supermarkets sell the popular Mediterranean product. Germany imports most of its olives from Spain, Italy and Tunisia. Olive oil has been known for its excellent properties for a long time: it is said to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower cholesterol. How is this possible? As much as 75% of the oil consists of unsaturated fatty acids. These acids keep the cell membranes flexible and porous. The cosmetics industry has been increasingly interested in olive oil in recent years. It makes an excellent massage oil that relaxes tense muscles and alleviates back aches and lower back pain. We do not recommend using pure olive oil as a skincare product, however, as it can dry out and irritate the skin. Our quality olive oil is available in the following grades:
- extra virgin
- extra virgin organic
- refined organic
- refined Ph Eur
The OPW Ingredients team looks forward to your enquiries and will be glad to assist you with any questions.