Whether you drizzle, pour or apply, the health benefits of walnut oil and olive oil are countless! Long used by cultures throughout history for their amazing topical and dietary benefits, these oils provide a powerful dose of healing medicine – each in their own unique way.
Considered one of the healthiest nuts, walnuts pack a hearty dose of restorative nutrients in a small shell. This rich, nutty-tasting oil lends a subtle flavor to a host of dishes, while treating your body to a blast of monounsaturated fats, omega-3 essential fatty acids, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and calcium.
As one of the best antioxidant sources among tree nuts, walnuts and walnut oil help to counter the effects of free radicals that can cause cell damage and accelerate the aging process. Oil extracted from the walnut also provides hefty levels of vitamins E, C, B1, B2 and B3, as well as niacin. When applied, it helps to enhance the texture and quality of skin and hair with conditioning and moisture-sealing properties.
Additional topical benefits of walnut oil include:
Banishes Dark Circles
Treats Fungal Infections
Soothes Psoriasis and Eczema
Promotes Hair Growth
Accentuates Natural Hair Color
When heated, walnut oil develops a bitter taste, so it’s best when drizzled over vegetables or a salad, or when added to other foods after cooking.
Walnut oil’s internal medicinal benefits include:
Lowers Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
Improves Heart Functioning
Protects Against Cancer
Aids in Controlling Diabetes
Limerock Orchards Walnut Oil
Producing Extraordinarily Delicious Walnuts for over 40 Years
Nestled in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, Limerock Orchards has been producing and harvesting exceptional walnuts for decades. The small, family-owned farm is famous for their gourmet walnut oil that is wonderfully aromatic and bursting with a delicate toasty flavor. Stop by Limerock’s tasting room to sample their walnut oils and culinary delights including creamy walnut butter, candied walnuts, chocolate walnuts and limited edition flavors inspired by the seasons.
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Walnut Oil Hair Mask:
This homemade, nourishing hair and scalp treatment will leave your hair feeling luxuriously conditioned with the added benefits of promoting hair growth and eliminating dandruff.
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp. walnut oil
3 drops of essential rosemary oil
To Prepare: Mix egg yolk with walnut oil and add rosemary oil. Massage mask into your hair and scalp and wrap with a warm towel or shower cap. Leave on for an hour and rinse.
Believe it or not, behind some of the world’s healthiest populations is a diet rich in fat. Not just any fat, but the heart healthy, monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. This flavorful staple of the highly recommended Mediterranean diet has produced a treasure trove of medicinal and topical uses that provide a positive impact on overall health.
Besides protecting your heart against disease by keeping ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol levels in check and raising good (HDL) cholesterol, olive oil contains powerful antioxidants that help fight off and repair damage from free radicals produced within our own bodies and by toxins in our environment.
Additional health benefits of olive oil include:
Lowers Blood Pressure
Heals Burns Faster
Speeds Wound Healing
But Olive oil is a lot more than just a health food. Its essential nutrients and vitamins nourish, heal and protect skin and hair, leaving both vibrant and smooth. Men and women around the world celebrate the many topical uses for olive oil including:
Soothing Skin Moisturizer
Smoothing Hair Conditioner
Stretch Marks Eraser
Eczema and Psoriasis Treatment
Anti-Aging Treatment and Wrinkle Reducer
Paso Robles Olive Oil
Olives have been growing in the Paso Robles area since Spanish missionaries first planted the trees in the 18th century. The same distinctive soils and extreme temperature swings that grow the region’s outstanding wines also produce the unique flavors of its award-winning olive oils.
Pasolivo Olive Oil
The Pasolivo Ranch is home to over 6,000 organic, sustainably farmed olive trees that represent nearly a dozen varietals, including Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Lucca, Mission, Manzanillo, Coratina and Maurino olives. The trees are harvested at their prime and each hand-picked olive is pressed on-site within hours of leaving the tree, producing oil with a deep, rich flavor and a wonderful peppery finish.
Visit Pasolivo’s tasting room to experience their award-winning extra virgin olive oils, blended with real herbs and fruit. While you’re there, shop Pasolivo’s exclusive collection of olive oil infused bath & beauty products, as well as salts and spices, vinegars, artisan foods and housewares.
Photo credit: Pasolivo (Girl on swing, beautifully set table and olive grove)
With over 1,000 organic olive trees, Olive Diva at Rabbit Ridge Winery produces award-winning blends from some of the most desirable Tuscan olive oil varieties including Frantoio, Leccino, Maurino, Moraiolo and Pendolino. The trees are minimally handled throughout the year with just one pruning to “lift their skirts.” The freshly pressed oils capture the pungent, fruity and rustic character of their Italian heritage.
Shop Olive Diva for their award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, as well as their moisturizing soaps and lotions infused with lavender and lemon.
Mapping and Directions: www.speedfind.com/OliveDiva
Hours: Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
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Nourishing Olive Oil Body Mist:
Your skin will feel amazingly soft and revitalized with this natural, homemade moisturizer.
Essential Oil of Your Choice
To Prepare: Mix olive oil and water in a spray bottle in proportions that you like (example: 5 tablespoons of olive oil to 1 liter of water). Add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil such as rose, lemon or lavender for a pleasant scent. After showering or bathing, shake the bottle, mist yourself and gently massage into your skin for lasting softness.
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