The health benefits of consuming California extra virgin olive oil as part of a regular diet have been known for hundreds of years. It improves cholesterol and heart functions, and the quality of hair, skin and nails as well. The benefits of olive oil even extend to on the skin application, and many homemade body scrubs can be made using olive oil for a fraction of the price of expensive brands. To make a homemade scrub, take one part oil and two parts either sugar or salt. Make sure it is small-grained to avoid tearing the skin, such as table sugar or brown sugar. Mix together in a container and stir, adding essential oils for fragrance. This simple scrub will exfoliate and moisturize skin, and the added benefit of olive oil will improve the quality of your skin. We Olive understands the numerous health benefits olive oil has, and offers a fine selection of oils online and in retail stores.