Keeping your skin healthy can definitely be a challenge especially when trying to find non-toxic and natural skin care products. Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself, and your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. Consuming a plant-based diet is the best way for making these new cells healthy and vibrant. While what you put into your body reflects on your skin, what you put on your skin is also very important. Using synthetic, chemically-based skincare products puts a band-aid on any type of skin issue in which you may be trying to heal. Choosing to use natural, organic, plant-based products on your face such as ozonated olive oil can help to heal and replenish your skin by stimulating the cells. When combining a healthy diet and healthy skincare products, you are on your way to healthy and younger looking skin.
Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself, and your body makes these new cells from the food you eat.
What is Ozonated Olive Oil?
A natural part of the Earth’s atmosphere, activated oxygen (ozone), is known world-wide for its ability to destroy pollutants, viruses, bacteria and free radicals. It is widely used in the bottled water and the organic food industry for purification. When ozone is bubbled through olive oil, it is captured and preserved, forming a skin-friendly product that may be used to moisturize and improve the appearance of your skin.
In fact, ozone is created naturally when oxygen comes in contact with ultraviolet rays from the sun. Since ozone is heavier than oxygen it falls and attaches to pollutants and cleans the air we breathe. The safety of ozone is proven by its use all over the world in operating rooms, the organic food industry, municipal water systems, swimming pools, etc. The advantage of ozone is that it creates sparkling fresh water and a pathogen-free environment with the only byproduct being pure oxygen.
For purity and enhanced quality, the best and most effective ozonated olive oil is made with organic, extra-virgin, cold pressed olive oil and a cold plasma ozone generator that makes pure ozone. Many manufacturers choose to use a cheap corona discharge ozone generator which can lead to contamination of the oil. Ozone is a reactive gas that is difficult to stabilize. However, by passing the ozone through the oil, held in an ozone resistant container, the ozone gas begins to stabilize within the oil. As it is continually processed, the ozone slowly begins to turn the liquid form of the olive oil into a off-white colored balm.
Quick History of Ozonated Oils
Discovered by accident in the early 1900s, when breathing ozone through oil was used to treat tuberculosis, ozonated olive oil came on the scene for skin health and other health issues. Nikola Tesla, inventor, marketed it first, and by 1904 ozonated olive oil was being sold in pharmacies all over the country under the name Glycozone.
Ozone therapy and the use of ozone oils was flourishing in the United States in the early to mid 1900s, but like many natural remedies of the time its chemical competitors tried to discredit it. With the rise of antibiotics and new drug therapies, pharmaceutical salespeople pushed their drugs as the new way to treat diseases.
Currently ozone therapy is making a huge comeback. So much so that ozone is being used in over 20 countries in hospitals and clinics and ozonated oils are being researched around the world .
Skin Benefits of Using a High-Quality Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
- Excellent as a skin moisturizer. Olive oil penetrates into the skin to provide moisture that helps keep skin supple and smooth.
- Natural antibacterial properties. In lab studies, olive oil proved to eliminate 99.9% of E.coli.
- Free radical scavenger. Olive oil contains Vitamin E, which was shown in a 2007 issue of The Journal of Pathology to be successful in fighting photo aging, damage and free radicals.
- Combats itchy, dry skin. Olive oil has been shown to help relieve inflamed, itchy skin from too much cold weather, psoriasis or eczema.
What about Liquid Ozonated Olive Oil vs Ozonated Olive Oil Balm?
The main difference between the liquid ozonated olive oil and the ozonated olive oil balm form is the amount of saturated oxygen and ozone. Creating the balm version requires a much more extensive process and the quantity of both the oxygen and ozone saturation level is much greater than any liquid oil product available.
The ratio of O2/O3 in liquid ozonated olive oil formulas can only contain up to a percentage of roughly 10%. Compare this to the ratio of O2/O3 in ozonated olive oil balm which is up to 50% saturated oxygen/ozone, by volume. Another thing to consider is that liquid ozonated olive oil does not have the long time release which an ozonated olive oil balm does — when applied to the skin, this time release can last up to 12 hours.
What are Some Ozonated Olive Oil Skin Benefits
Ozonated olive oil is a balm that can last for 10 years when kept refrigerated or about one year at room temperature. It is known to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, some parasites, venoms and poisons through oxidation, and helps stimulate new cell production through oxygenation. Doctors agree that ozonated oil speeds the postoperative healing process by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, preventing infection and reducing pain.
Ozonated olive oil balm has been used for over 100 years to help with the following:
|Acne||Athlete’s Foot||Bacterial Infections|
|Face moisturizer||Cold Sores||Cuts and Wounds|
|Diaper Rash||Fungal Infections||Impetigo|
|Herpes Simplex||Hemorrhoids||Leg Ulcers|
|Spider Bites||Burns||Skin Yeast|
How Is The Best Ozonated Olive Oil Made?
Using a cold plasma, high output ozone generator creates the purest ozonated olive oil. Using a cold plasma generator also allows the integrity of the oil to stay intact, making for a much higher quality product. It is also important to use medical oxygen, a pure oxygen source, in the production process. This eliminates the chance of harmful nitric oxides entering the oil. Once the olive oil is fully saturated with ozone, it should be quickly placed into glass jars, sealed and stored in refrigerator. This provides the freshest, purest, fully ozonated oil on the market.
One More Thing…
When first using ozonated olive oil balm, the smell might make you pause. Because our sense of smell is very subjective, some people find the smell pleasant, while others find it to be very strong.
The good news is that most people who are sensitive to it at first quickly become accustomed and it no longer bothers them. We have found that using the product for five to seven days is a good indication for most people. Many customers who at first disliked the smell have told us they came to love it after the first week and because of its many skin benefits it is their go-to for a night-time moisturizer.
For almost twenty years, I’ve been using what I believe to be the best ozonated olive oil on the market. OxyBalm exceeds all the qualifications mentioned in this article, is easy to use and also provides a great oxygen facial — the kind of facial offered in high-end European and American spas! In fact our OxyBalm is used by several high-end spas in America. If you are looking for a great oxygen facial, try OxyBalm.
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