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07 Feb '20

Stop the symptoms of virus … with Ozonated Olive Oil

Posted by Marin Crangaci
For years, “Take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning” was a phrase jokingly attributed to medical advice given by doctors when patients complained of a sore throat, cold, earache or other mild ailments. My father was a doctor and he took his practice very seriously. Not one to joke around, he often mentioned ozonated olive oil. In our family, we used it as the cure-all for almost every malady!
Just as Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, referred to olive oil as the “greatest therapeutic”, my father and parents, believed the same. Our family’s traditional treatments for sore throats, coughs, colds and earaches were passed down through generations and many treatments involved ozonated olive oil. Here are just five for some common winter ailments:
1. Treat a Sore Throat
Winter months on the Italian Riviera are very cold and damp. Years ago, I remember visiting my aunt, during the month of March. She owned a pensione, with a trattoria on the ground floor and apartments above. Like many homes in Italy at the time, hers did not have central heating. She told me how she often warded off colds (and probably other people!) with her ozonated olive oil and crushed garlic recipes. However, I prefer the following sweeter Sore Throat Remedy:

 

  • In a pan, mix 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 cup of honey and ½ cup ozonated olive oil.
  • Warm for 5 minutes over low heat on a stovetop.
  • Take 1 tablespoon every 2 hours, as needed.

2. Quiet That Cough
Whether you have an irritating tickle in your throat or a full cough, ozonated olive oil is your best friend. Keep a flask handy and take a sip of ozonated olive oil throughout the day.

3. Soothe an Ear Ache
As many of you read this article, you may remember your mother putting warm olive oil in your ears when you were a child to help with earaches. This natural oil soothes the pain.

  • Put a few drops of ozonated olive oil in the affected ear.
  • Lie down on your side (with the affected ear facing up) for a few minutes with your head on a terry cloth towel.
  • Then turn over on your other side so that the ozonated olive oil can seep out again onto the towel.
  • Caution: Never put anything liquid in your ear if you think there is any chance at all that you may have a perforated eardrum. Check with your doctor immediately.

4. Make Your Own Vapor Rub
Mix two drops of eucalyptus oil into one teaspoon of ozonated olive oil and massage on the chest or back to relieve congestion.

5. Get Pain Relief

Ozonated olive oil is a natural pain-killer because it contains the compound oleocanthal. According to scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and published in an article in Nature*, oleocanthal acts in the same pain-relieving way as aspirin or ibuprofen.

Of course, even better than treating a cold is preventing a cold. Good nutrition plays a key role in keeping the immune system healthy. Making extra virgin olive oil, rich in vitamin E, a mainstay of your healthy diet helps reduce the risk of upper respiratory infections like the common cold.

As we begin to understand the science behind many natural remedies, including ozonated olive oil, we will have a new understanding of what others have known for thousands of years. And more people will come to believe, as I do, that extra virgin olive oil belongs not just in the kitchen cabinet, but in the medicine cabinet as well.

27 Jan '20

The therapeutic effect of ozonated olive oil on human cutaneous leishmaniasis

Posted by Marin Crangaci
Leishmaniasis is one of the main health problems in developing countries, caused by intracellular protozoan parasites of the Leishmania genus. Although research has been successful in discovering vaccines and anti-parasitic drugs like antimony compounds, their side effects like high toxicity, prolonged regeneration, etc., have raised the replacement importance of natural products with antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It can be said that an appropriate alternative to this is the ozonated olive oil. Ozone by introducing O2 in involved tissues and bloodstream could degrade parasite amastigotes and lead to cleared leishmaniasis infections.
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite called Leishmania, which is transmitted by female sandfly bites (Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia genera)  and includes cutaneous, visceral, and mucocutaneous forms. The disease has affected more than 12 million people in the world. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most common form of leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania tropica and Leishmania major. Promastigote forms of parasite live in the gut of carrier flies and when they are biting, they get into the injection site and within the phagolysosomes of host macrophages are converted to amastigotes that activate the host cellular immunity response. In the site of the bite, the nodule is caused by the accumulation of lymphocytes, plasma and macrophage cells, and injury caused along with swelling which will last from a few months to years. However, cutaneous ulcers without antiparasitic treatment also recover after a few months, the major problem is ulcer duration and scars that remain visible for life after healing. Common drugs (pentavalent antimonials) have side effects such as high toxicity, which led to introduction of new and effective therapies.
There are several reports on the healing properties of the herbal oils. There are about 300 known essential oils with anti-viral, fungal, bacterial, and parasitic properties that have commercial importance for pharmacy, agriculture, food, and more. One of the herbal oils is olive oil (virgin). This oil is produced by pressing whole olives, and contains oleic acid (fatty acid with a double bond), vitamin E, and oleuropein (a chemical compound that may affect LDL particle oxidation). A study reported that a mixture of honey, wax, and olive oil could reduce skin inflammation resulting from psoriasis and eczema through the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Oleuropein and prevent the growth of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus. Olive pomace oil is olive oil that is extracted from olive pulp after the first press and is traditionally produced and consumed in Spain. This oil contains large amounts of sterols, tocopherols, waxes, triterpenes, and fatty alcohols (tetracosanol (C24), hexacosanol (C26), octoxane (C28), and doxanel (C22)) with biological activity. 
Reducing the secretion of eicosanoid (an inhibitor of the phospholipase A2 activity) by long-chain fatty alcohols suggests that olive oil fatty alcohol may have a protective role against inflammatory agents. They also reduce the production of prostaglandin E2 and TNF-α and significantly decrease the production of thromboxane A2 in peritoneal neutrophils of rats stimulated with calcium A-2318Vionopnore. Considering the antimicrobial properties of olive oil, it seems that this compound can be effective in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Ozone therapy is another drug therapy that increases the oxygen amount in the body. Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent against gram-positive and negative bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and bacterial and fungi spores that is used in the rapid healing of wounds, immune stimulation, treatment of all cancers and infections, etc. Ozone destroys the bacterial cell coating through the oxidation of phospholipids and lipoproteins and prevents cell growth in certain phases. In viruses, it also damages viral capsids and disrupts reproductive cycles through peroxidation.
Ozone as a powerful disinfectant for the skin is effective in the removal of protozoan infections such as malaria, giardiasis, trypanosomiasis, and visceral leishmaniasis by secreting oxygen into the bloodstream. Ozone increases the amount of glycolysis in the red blood cells by stimulating 2-3 diphosphoglycerate, resulting in an increase in the amount of oxygen in the tissue. Ozone also activates the Krebs cycle by increasing oxidative pyruvate carboxylation, which stimulates the production of ATP. Ozone can keep the cell from free radical damage by stimulating the production of superoxide dismutase and catalase and glutathione peroxidase (cell wall enzymes). Ozone can be absorbed slowly in high amounts through the skin and oxidizes toxins to be expelled through the skin rather than stored in the liver. In addition, ozone stimulates the immune system to clear the veins and arteries and reduces inflammation and pain by stimulating the production of hormones and enzymes to normal levels. Also, ozone decomposition in inflamed tissues increases oxygen availability, the activity of NFββ transcription factor, and levels of TGF-β2, which leads to the improvement of local metabolism and tissue reproduction and mucosal or cutaneous repair. Therefore, ozone therapy is particularly effective for bed sores, ulcers, burns, and incurable wounds. Ozone is stabled with bonding in the molecular structure of olive oil and it will have a relatively long half-life of 3 to 6 months by storing ozonized oil at low temperatures (4 °C). Ozonized olive oil retains a small amount of ozone on the skin for a long time and damages the growth of microorganisms, therefore, it can have potential therapeutic effects in preventing secondary infection of surgical wounds, eczema, psoriasis, herpes simplex, acne, etc. 

 Plant extractions such as olive oil with high killing effects on Leishmania parasites and low cytotoxicity for human cells are favorable and promising candidates for CL treatment. Kyriazis and colleagues in 2013, investigated the anti-amastigote and promastigote activity of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol in olive leaf and olive-mill waste and showed that both have inhibitory effects in the logarithmic and stationary phases of L. infantum, L. donovani, and L. major promastigotes. Also, oleuropein has shown an anti-Leishmania effect in a mice model as the parasite burden of the spleen decreased, and this effect was sustained even after 6 weeks of follow up. Another study in 2014, revealed oleuropein’s nontoxicity and apoptosis and anti-proliferative effects on Leishmania promastigotes in comparison with pentastom.

Also, ozone has been shown to have powerful and reliable therapeutic effects against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as the oxidant potential of ozone induces the destruction of the cell walls and cytoplasmic membranes of bacteria and fungi. During this process, ozone attacks glycoproteins, glycolipids, and other amino acids and inhibits and blocks the enzymatic control system of the cell. The degradation of nucleic acid was parallel to what happened to enzymatic activities. This leads to an increase in membrane permeability that plays a key role in cell viability, leading to prompt functional cessation. It lets ozone molecules penetrate the cell resulting in microorganism death. In one study in 2015, researchers worked out ozone therapy for radiation reactions and skin lesions after neutron therapy in patients with malignant tumors and showed ozone therapy safety and increased efficiency of complex treatment of these patients. Furthermore, in 2016, Rosul and Patskan reported the positive effect of ozone therapy along with surgical treatment among 47 patients with stages I and II of diabetic foot in terms of the treatment duration and wound process, promoting the improvement of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant protection indexes.

Although ozone therapy requires the gaseous form to be more effective, it has been proposed that the base oils such as olive oil, during the ozonation processes can engage O3 in the form of a stable ozonide. The reaction of ozone with olive oil occurs almost exclusively with c-c double bonds present in unsaturated fatty acids and when this ozonide encounters the warm exudates of the wound, they slowly disintegrate to reactive ozone and readily dissolve in water and produce several oxygenated compounds such as hydroperoxides, polyperoxides, aldehydes, ozonide, and diperoxides that have antimicrobial and stimulatory activities on ulcerated chronic wounds. Also, ozone therapy with changing cell types and release of cytokines modulate the complex healing process.

Rajabi et. al. obtained positive biological effects with ozone saturated olive oil in L. major promastigotes and infected mice, as the mortality rate of parasites increased significantly after using oil. Also, the use of this substance in mice with CL ulcers led to reduced wound size in comparison with the control group. Moreover, Rajabi et. al. showed significant differences in parasite survival percentage between ozonated olive oil and non-ozonated olive oil, at similar concentrations (P<0.001) and the leishmanicidal effect of ozonated olive oil was more effective than glucantime (1). Furthermore, the therapeutic effect of ozonated olive oil has been investigated on other ulcers. For example, researchers in 2009 assayed therapeutic effects of topical application of ozone on acute cutaneous wounds of sixteen female guinea pigs. Their results showed that the ozonated olive oil significantly enhances the healing effects on acute cutaneous wounds as compared to the oil as well as the control groups. As on day 11, all of the wounds completely reepithelized irrespective of treatments. The ozone group showed a significantly smaller wound size than the oil group on days 5 (P<0.05) and 7 (P<0.01) (2). At 2013, a study used topical ozonated oil on an exophytic enlarged gingival lesion, and the therapeutic benefits were obtained after one-week. The morphometrical analysis revealed a reduction in the mean area (from 108.64 mm2 to 96.35 mm2) of the gingival lesion after the application of ozonated oil (3). In 2016, the efficacy of ozonized olive oil was evaluated in the treatment of oral lesions and conditions of 50 patients (aphthous ulcerations, herpes labialis, oral candidiasis, oral lichen planus, and angular cheilitis).

The good effects of ozonated olive oil  suggest that ozone therapy can be used either in monotherapy or in combination with other drugs for repairing lesions of leishmaniasis and even other ulcers. 

 

18 Jan '20

Soap Enriched With Ozonated Olive Oil - Benefits That All Women Need to Know

Posted by Elena Sincariova
When most people think of olive oil, they think of the oil that is traditionally used in Mediterranean cuisine. However, this natural oil is gradually making its way to beauty stores all over the world to prove that ozonated olive oil soap benefits are countless. Why? It’s because ozonated olive oil can nourish the skin in a natural way. At the same time it gives the user a wide range of healthy skin benefits – from repelling bacteria to anti-aging benefits.

Ozonated Olive Oil Benefits For Skin

As most of us know, beauty and personal care is a luxurious growing industry today. Chances are most women don’t know the secret to a youthful and beautiful complexion is sitting right in their kitchen cupboard. It is true that olive oil is commonly referred to as a dietary product that’s widely used for salad dressing, frying and more. But, it’s also considered a popular natural form of moisturizer present in lotions, creams, as well as bath and body products such as shampoo and soap. So, let’s focus on the wide range of soap enriched with ozonated olive oil  for women.
1. A Natural Anti-aging Beauty Regimen 
Ozonated olive oil is considered as an effective anti-aging solution because it contains oleic acid, polyphenols and ozonides. These important components work together in order to improve the texture and skin tone.  This gives every woman the skin she wants while combating early signs of aging. In addition to that, because ozonated olive oil soap is so nourishing, it can help replenish the oils that our skin loses as we get older. In return it gives us a much smoother complexion, including minimized wrinkles, and a healthy glowing appearance.
2. Ozonated Olive Oil Soap is Best for All Skin Types 
Since ozonated olive oil is a natural and healthy component, it can be used for any skin type. Everyone in your family from babies to adults can be able to take advantage of the natural ozonated olive oil soap benefits. That’s because it’s not harsh on even the most sensitive skin. Ozonated olive oil is also guaranteed to be hypoallergenic, which simply means there’s no need to worry about nasty skin reactions.
3. Promotes Healthier and More Radiant Skin 
Since ozonated olive oil is rich in antioxidants, it can contribute to healthier and more radiant skin through reversing oxidation as well as repelling unnatural and damage-causing free radicals. These elements are responsible for health problems, breakouts and skin diseases.
4.Naturally Rich in Vitamins 
Ozonated olive oil is known to be a natural source of essential nutrients and vitamins that are important to help you look and feel healthy at all times. Also rich in vitamins E and A, ozonated olive oil can help improve your skin’s appearance and boost your immunity at the same time. Its beta carotene content can also help stimulate the growth of new cells, promoting a more glowing and youthful appearance.
5.Helps Soothe Mild to Serious Skin Conditions
 We all know that people with dry skin conditions, such as eczema and other complexion problems, like acne, are more susceptible to serious skin diseases. Fortunately, the natural healing power of ozonated olive oil can be the best remedy for all types of skin complications as it can penetrate the skin and moisturize dry patches effectively.
Why Most Women Switch to Ozonated Olive Oil Soap 
Since ozonated olive oil is very useful and can be used in different applications, more and more women want to use ozonated olive oil products. The benefits you get from using this product are countless. This is the reason more users are able to maintain their beautiful, healthy and youthful skin. Want to try out the wonders that this product can give?
06 Jan '20

Body Massage With Ozonated Oils And Their Benefits

Posted by Elena Sincariova
After everything we do on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that our bodies—and minds—crave a healing, tension-releasing massage to help us wind down and feel relaxed. Often, we just want someone to work out the knot in our back or crick in our neck—something your significant other may request from time to time. The truth is, you can offer a therapeutic, at-home massage that provides some of the better-health benefits of massage therapy, like easing pain and reducing stress, while also creating an intimate moment between you and your partner. Enjoying this practice together allows you to connect through the power of touch in a private, soothing setting.

Benefits of Massage With Ozonated Oil

  • Tightening muscles, along with all physiology
  • Helps maintain flexible joints
  • Relieves fatigue, pain, and pain in the body
  • Calms nerves
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve skin color by adding shine
  • Increase mental and energy alertness
  • Promotes deeper and better sleep
  • Nourish the entire body, promote longevity

1. Ozonated Olive Oil

Ozonated olive oil is generally used for lighter massages, such as a Swedish massage. It is heavy oil and gets absorbed into the skin at a much slower rate. That’s why it is widely used in massages that involve using repetitive movements and sweeping your body. 

Benefits Of Ozonated Olive Oil

  • A study done on mice found that ozonated olive oil helps in repairing skin damage by reducing oxidative stress when massaged in the right way.
  • Massaging with ozonated olive oil reduces muscle fatigue, alleviates muscle pain, and prevents sports injuries.
  • Ozonated olive oil helps in improving the blood flow to fatigued muscles and faster removal of lactic acid, which results in faster recovery of the muscles.

2. Coconut Ozonated Oil

Many people think that coconut ozonated oil is dense and greasy, but it is just the opposite. It is light and non-greasy, and it gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It contains medium-chain triglycerides and is, hence, good for massages that involve shorter strokes (used for target muscles). Coconut ozonated oil is mostly used in heavy massages, such as deep tissue and prenatal massages, Shiatsu, and reflexology. 

Benefits Of Coconut Ozonated Oil

  • It contains medium-chain fatty acids, making it pretty stable. Upon massaging, it gets absorbed into your skin.
  • It does not let moisture escape from your skin. Since it is a stable oil, it is full of saturated fats that prevent drying and keep your skin moisturized. It is especially beneficial in treating mild to moderate levels of xerosis.
  • Coconut ozonated oil has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It also repairs the skin barrier and prevents the signs of aging.
  • It is also a good carrier oil (meaning, you can add essential oils to it).

3. Sweet Almond Ozonated Oil 

This oil is widely used by massage therapists and is a pale yellow oil with a mild and sweet fragrance. Sweet almond ozonated oil is a bit greasy and lets your hands glide smoothly on the skin. However, it is not a heavy oil and is absorbed by your skin quickly (but not so quickly that you will need reapplication). It suits all skin types and usually does not irritate the skin.

Benefits Of Sweet Almond Ozonated Oil

  • It is very mild and gentle on the skin – so mild that it can be used on a baby’s skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. It relieves itching and rashes, especially in conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • It prevents skin damage caused by exposure to UV radiation. Thus, it can prevent tanning and sun damage.
  • A study conducted on patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has found that massaging with sweet almond ozonated oil can reduce muscle pain.

4. Grapeseed Ozonated Oil

Grapeseed ozonated oil is light and feels silky when applied to your skin. Compared to any other massage oil, this oil gives a rich feeling and makes your skin glossy. It has little to no odor and is an excellent choice for a relaxing massage. However, it can stain your sheets.

Benefits Of Grapeseed Ozonated Oil

  • Grapeseed ozonated oil contains resveratrol. Resveratrol has antimicrobial properties when applied topically. It prevents the growth of pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus faecalis.
  • It is loaded with vitamin E, linoleic acid, and phenolic compounds that keep your skin healthy and prevent inflammation.
  • Grapeseed ozonated oil is a perfect carrier oil. You can mix essential oils and other herbs with it.

Although it is best to start an ozonated oil massage from a masseuse, massaging yourself can also be very effective, although it may not be satisfying. Or, you can learn the techniques and massage your partner with ozonated oils. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, the oil is hot, make sure it’s not too hot.
  • Then dip your fingertips into the oil and apply a little to the whole body.
  • Let the oil be absorbed through the skin for a while, say about five minutes.
  • Then use your fingers and hands to start massaging the whole body.
  • Use circular massage movements on the head and joints, and movements in front of the legs, back, chest and abdomen.
  • In sensitive areas, such as the heart or stomach, use gentle pressure.
  • Every time there are nerve endings, such as the palms and soles of the feet, use additional oil, and spend more time.
  • After you have massaged your whole body, between 10 and 15 minutes to relax, leave the oil and massage your work.
  • Then enter the hot tub or take a hot shower.
    Hopefully this article can be useful for you.
26 Dec '19

How To Use Coconut Ozonated Oil On Your Skin And Hair

Posted by Elena Sincariova

What Coconut Ozonated Oil Should I Use?

Always check the packaging; you don't want coconut ozonated oil with any additives in. Saying that, you can use the stuff they sell in supermarkets, just check what you're getting!

Celeb hair stylist Jason Collier recommends using  coconut ozonated oil as it's totally natural and more gentle on your hair and scalp.

Is Coconut Ozonated Oil Good For Your Skin?

Pro Answer: Yes!

According to Dr Frances Prenna Jones, one of Mayfair's top dermatologists, 'Coconut ozonated oil is a great emollient if the barrier function of your skin is disturbed . It's great at repairing and restoring this quickly as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis.

Coconut ozonated oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, ozonides, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin's natural flora aka the good bugs!'

Super facialist and laser expert Debbie Thomas agrees: 'Coconut ozonated oil is mainly composed of ozonides, which are amazing at repairing your skins natural barrier function and can also keep moisture in the skin by slowing down the evaporation. It's quite light as an oil so soaks in well without feeling greasy.'

How To Use Coconut Ozonated Oil On Your Skin?

'There are lots of ways to use coconut ozonated oil, from lip balm, as a temporary skin soother, hair mask, nail hydrators, body moisturiser, mouth wash and skin cleansing.', says facialist Debbie Thomas.

As a cleanser...

'I would use coconut ozonated oil as a makeup remover rather than a cleanser. Once you've thoroughly massaged the oil in to your skin, remove with a flannel/muslin cloth before doing your second cleanse with a skin type specific cleanser. This gives the skin time to reap some of the positive benefits of the oil without the negative side effects of leaving it coating the skin.'

On your body...

'I mainly use coconut ozonated oil on my body as the skin there is less reactive than your face. My favourite place to use it is my feet because of its antibacterial and anti fungal properties. I also massage it into my nails and cuticles. Apply the coconut ozonated  oil after a shower, when your skin is still damp, to trap some of the moisture in.'

For face massage...

'When massaging the skin, you want to stimulate the circulation and get the lymphatic system working. This means use some pressure to really manipulate the tissue - you ideally want to be a bit pink after. Make sure you are using enough oil that your skin is slippery, this means you're not dragging any delicate skin and damaging it. All massage movements should be firm and going in a upward and outward motion to help lift the face and support circulation flow.'

Is Coconut Ozonated Oil Good For Your Hair?

Pro Answer: Yes 

Consultant trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver says, 'Coconut ozonated oil is an excellent hair moisturiser but can be a little difficult to wash out in its raw form. Liquid coconut ozonated oil is easier to work with and better as a deep scalp moisturiser, rather than a hair moisturiser.

Coconut ozonated oil is intensely moisturising and is particularly good on naturally curly or naturally dry hair rather than chemically damaged hair.'

Hair stylist Jason Collier is feeling the coconut ozonated oil love as well: 'It's one of the most nourishing deep conditioners you can get your hands on, and best of all, it's all natural and fairly inexpensive.

Coconut ozonated oil works to hydrate and nurture dry or tired hair, transforming dull locks into thick, swishy, shiny hair to be proud of! It's suitable for all hair types and skin types too as it's so gentle. Just remember, a little goes a long way.'

Is Coconut Ozonated Oil Good For Your Scalp?

Pro Answer: Yes

According to Jason Collier 'Coconut ozonated oil has natural anti-bacterial properties which can help to eradicate dandruff and keep your scalp healthy and hydrated.'

How Do You Use Coconut Ozonated Oil On Your Hair?

As a mask…

Hair stylist Jason Collier says, 'If your hair is particularly dry or damaged, using the oil as an overnight mask is a great way to rehydrate the strands and give your hair a makeover.

Warm a few tablespoons of oil in the microwave and then apply through the hair, paying particular attention to the mid-lengths and ends. Then pop on a shower cap and head off to bed – you'll wake with unbelievably soft hair. Just be sure to use a deep-cleansing shampoo in the morning to rinse out the residue.'

Any Secret Tips Or Tricks For Using Coconut Ozonated Oil?

'I like to use coconut ozonated oil for a stimulating head massage', says Jason Collier. 'Not only does it de-stress and unwind your mind after a long day, but it can also help to boost hair growth.It promotes circulation to the scalp, which means that more oxygen and nutrients will be directed to your hair follicles.

Warm a few tablespoons of oil and then apply to the scalp, massaging into the roots and smoothing the excess down into the lengths. Spend at least ten minutes massaging the oil in for a healthy scalp and glossy hair.'