Olive Oil is highly nutritive and stable. It contains protein, minerals, and vitamins as well as a superior penetrating power, acidic, and antioxidant values. Olive oil is high in unsaponifiables, which is a large group of compounds called steroids or sterolins. They soften the skin and have superior moisturizing effects on the upper layer of the skin. Olive oil has also long been used to reduce the appearance of scars on the skin. Olive oil creates a long lasting, non-drying mild soap with creamy lather, and no other soapmaking oil contributes its unique set of characteristics. It retains moisture to the skin by forming a breathable layer, and like jojoba oil, shea butter, and kukui nut oil it does not block the skin’s natural functions while performing its own. Olive oil is great for skin care, especially for mature, inflamed, or dry skin, as it provides disinfectant, anti-wrinkle, and wound healing properties. It makes an excellent conditioner for hair and nails. These are the reasons we chose olive oil to be the main oil in all our goat's milk soaps and many of our creams.