We all know how healthy olive oil is, but have you heard of ozonated olive oil? I’ve been using this healing oil for years. I love how it makes my skin look and feel. It’s also great to have on hand as a therapeutic salve. Use it for cuts, burns, bites, scars, swelling, diaper rash, and dermatitis. It’s a versatile oil that can used in a variety of ways. Read more about the benefits of ozonated olive oil.
What Is Ozone?
Ozone, or 03, is an activated form of oxygen. Oxygen contains two oxygen molecules, whereas ozone contains three molecules of oxygen. You know that clean smell that’s in the air after a thunderstorm? What you’re smelling is ozone gas, which is created when UV rays from the sun combine with oxygen in the atmosphere.
Ozone purifies and detoxifies the air we breathe, and is a powerful disinfectant used to treat public water systems and swimming pools. It is also widely used in holistic dentistry and medical environments because of its ability to kill pathogenic micro-organisms due to its anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. It’s easy to see why ozonated olive oil is so useful for the skin.
Because of ozone’s ability to purify the air, many people use ozonated air filters in their homes. In fact, I use one in my bedroom every night. Ozone’s effectiveness in purifying the air is due to its extra molecule, which makes it heavier than oxygen. This gives it the ability to travel through the air to exert its detoxifying effect. No wonder “ozone,” in Hebrew, means “Breath of God.”
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What Is Ozonated Olive Oil?
Ozonated olive oil takes the beneficial properties of olive oil, and supercharges them by infusing the oil with ozone. This process turns the liquid oil into a solid paste, making it convenient to use on the skin. Apply it the same way you would other skin creams or salves.
Ozonated olive oil is great for preventing and reducing wrinkles, and is an all-around wonderful moisturizer. It’s also anti-fungal so is effective in treating fungal conditions, such as athlete’s foot, candida, and tinea versicolor. It is a superior remedy for acne due to its anti-bacterial properties, and calms the burning and itching of eczema and psoriasis.
To top it off, ozonated olive oil decreases facial swelling and puffiness, eliminating lactic acid and toxins from the pores. This helps reduce those awful under-eye bags and circles. Also a powerful cleanser, it releases bacteria and dirt that has been trapped in the pores, and many people swear by ozonated olive oil’s effectiveness in treating cellulite and stretch marks.
Free Radical Scavenger
Ozonated olive oil is a potent free radical scavenger. Free radicals, from environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, and toxins, damage the skin’s DNA, leading to accelerated aging, age spots, and saggy skin. Free radical damage will make you look older than you are because they break down collagen, leading to all the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, an uneven complexion, loss of elasticity, and loose skin.
Benefits For The Skin
It’s most commonly used to treat skin conditions. Here is a list of why it’s so useful:
- Sterilizes wounds
- Reduces inflammation
- Calms irritation
- Accelerates healing
- Stimulates regeneration of new cells
- Sore muscles
- Burns, bites, and stings
- Scars, lesions, cuts, and other wounds
- Wrinkles and age spots
- Natural deodorant and toothpaste
- Fungals conditions of the skin
- Cold sores
- Tinea versicolor
It’s also effective to use on pets, and because olive oil is the only ingredient, with no added chemicals, colorings, or preservatives, you won’t have to worry about your pet licking the salve off their wound.
If you’re super ambitious, you can even make your own oil by using an OZONE GENERATOR. Ozonated olive oil comes in a variety of scents, including olive oil, lavender, jojoba, sunflower, hemp, avocado, and coconut:
PurO3 Ozonated Olive Oil
Pur03 is the brand I use. I’ve purchased several jars throughout the years, and make sure to re-order before the jar is completely empty. Ozone has a distinct smell, which personally I love, just keep in mind it doesn’t smell like jasmine and oranges. A four-ounce jar will last several months, making it extremely economical
You can also buy a sampler or starter kit that has 12 trial-sized containers of various ozonated oils, including olive, coconut, hemp, jojoba, sunflower, and castor oil.
This set is a great way to determine which oil you prefer, and you’ll also get to try both oils formulated for tooth and gum support – one is flavored with peppermint, and the other with cherry. You can use ozonated oils for oil pulling as well.
Ozonated olive oil is a natural, powerful, anti-aging remedy with multiple uses. It’s inexpensive, in fact a two-ounce jar will last for months. I use it four times a week on my face as a moisturizer, and for anti-aging, but it’s also handy to have on hand for infections and wounds. I also use the peppermint-infused oil as a toothpaste, especially if I have a toothache.
Olive oil infused with lavender is incredible to use as an all-natural deodorant. This is one oil I make sure to always have on hand because of its versatility.
Have you used ozonated oil on your face or to treat burns or bites? Let me know in the comments:)
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(6) Pur03: Which oil is right for you?
(7) US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Ozonated Oils as Antimicrobial Systems in Topical Applications. Their Characterization, Current Applications, and Advances in Improved Delivery Techniques