By Grace Gavilanes
Oct 21, 2014 @ 12:15 pm
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Below is an excerpt from "12 Absolutely Unexpected Beauty Uses for Olive Oil," which originally appeared on POPSUGAR BEAUTY. Read the full story at

Over the last decade, everyone has been harping on the beauty benefits of olive oil, but the truth is this kitchen staple has been used on the body since ancient times (thank you, Cleopatra). 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. Click here to see the new uses for olive oil.

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