Adobe Springs Olive Oil
Our Italian blend of olive trees was especially chosen to produce exceptional oil, and our olives are grown using an old fashioned, natural approach to farming. No pesticides or insecticides are ever used, and when ready, (during the winter months depending on weather and growing conditions), the olives are hand-picked and estate-cold-pressed on our farm, producing a wonderful smooth oil.
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Why Olive Oil for the Skin and Diet?
- It is a natural moisturizer that softens the skin and slows the development of wrinkles.
- It alleviates many skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
- It stimulates new cell generation and a youthful appearance.
- It tightens and tones the skin through Vitamin E and antioxidants.
- It does not clog pores or feel oily.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and an anti-oxidant effect on human body cells.
- It helps lower blood cholesterol levels and protects against bad cholesterol.
- It improves metabolism and promotes digestion.
- It stimulates bone growth and calcium absorption.
- It is high in vitamins A, D, E and K content.
For centuries in the Mediterranean (which has a climate similar to the California central coast), olive trees, their fruit and their oil have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Olive oil is a powerful antioxidant, rich in Vitamin E and Beta Carotene and is renowned for its extraordinary emollient and beneficial properties. There has been much evidence to support its benefits, including general good health, less obesity and as a skincare tonic.
The history of the olive tree in California started 150 years ago when California was first settled. One of the first things the Franciscans planted at the missions were olive trees, both for their oil and for their fruit. Throughout the years, waves of other groves were also planted, some of which are 80 to 150 plus years old now. Many have been destroyed, however, and most of the ones left are in Northern California as land in southern California became too expensive to be profitable for farming. The decline of farm product prices and progress has also taken its toll, and the importing of olives from the Mediterranean became the norm. In recent years, two things have brought local olives back into popularity: The wine industry in California and the natural products movement. The renewed growth of olive trees, their fruit and their products has been a natural progression.