Tuesday, March 15, 2016

**REVIEW** Ancient Greek Remedy Oil

This is the first of the latest oil reviews I'm getting to do.

That is Ancient Greek Remedy Oil from Bliss of Greece. Let me tell you why I wanted to try the oil.

I grew up in a family with strong roots and passed-down traditions. My mother taught me a lot about what her mother taught her about taking care of the skin and hair. This is common in a lot of cultures, and I really respect that. Bliss of Greece seems to follow that cultural honor. My dream is to one day be able to visit several places just to experience the culture.

Okay, now about this oil. Let me go over the things that make this oil appealing to me and anyone concerned about the quality:

  • This does not contain animal fats, man-made chemicals, dyes or color additives,Not tested on animals, animal friendly, vegan, pesticide and GMO free.
  • It's 100% Pure Oil is made from organically grown ripe olives and contains no preservatives, solvents or chemical additives.. I can never say that enough.
  • The oil is a blend of 100% pure organic cold pressed olive oil, lavender oil, almond oil, and grape seed oil, that contain rich vitamins, minerals, fatty acids & antioxidants.
If we look at those ingredients separately, we can see individual benefits to skin and hair:

Olive Oil is, of course, a traditional remedy for many things, but since we are talking hair, skin and nails for now, let think about that. What I know (from family tradition) is that massaging olive oil onto the skin during pregnancy (or other times of weight gain and loss) helps elasticity and may reduce stretch marks. I've also been told by mothers that it can lighten existing stretch marks. I've never been pregnant, but I know that olive oil is one of the best moisturizers ever. I'm 6 years away  from being 60 and...
only 3 of these are older than 5 years
Also, you can use olive oil on your lips and on your eyelashes. Because olive oil is said to stregthen hair, I've heard of it being used as a lash serum.

Lavender Oil is used for lots of things. I've mostly used it for relaxation and (more recently) to promote healthy hair growth. When I checked out more of the skin benefits, I came away with quite a list, including: soothing/healing dry, chapped, or sunburned lips; reducing acne and skin redness; and it's supposed to be antiseptic and anti fungal (which is good news for our finger and toenail issues). I mostly love the way it smells.

Almond Oil is another oil that I don't have a lot of experience with. Now that I'm reading up on it, I'm very interested though. Almond oil, like Lavender, is good for soothing the skin and easing lip dryness and chapping. What I'm real excited about is its use in reducing split ends and as a shine-enhancer for the hair. Yes! 

Grape seed Oil is an amazing moisturizer that doesn't get enough press. Not only does it moisturize well, but it can also be used to clean the face. I've heard that a lot of women use this oil as a staple in their "anti-aging" treatment. It's certainly better than using chemically-enhanced products. What interests me most about this particular oil is its use on natural hair (as well as treated hair). I'd heard of grapeseed being used on the hair, but until I read this, I wasn't informed enough. 

So, I'm excited to try this Ancient Remedy blend as directed on my hair. I've already applied it to my skin and nails. 

I don't like to apply this to my neck area during the day because it has such a nice sheen to it. The sheen is really nice on the shoulder area and legs. That's going to be a plus during shorts-wearing weather...

 I DO love to apply it after my shower and before bedtime (especially to my breasts and that area just underneath where my bra tends to rub the skin all day). The smell is mild but very nice and soothing - almost like a calming balm.  

Because of the gloss it gives, I know it will be great on the hair, but I really love putting some on my nails after I apply color to them. It makes my cuticles feel good and it makes my nail polish gleam. I have to remind myself to apply some to the underside of my nails!

I'm going to start using this on my scalp and the ends of my hair (especially after conditioning) to see if it helps keep my ends in check. I'll have to try to remember to do an Update post.

Before I close out this post, let me add a few final, important notes:

  • This is a 4oz bottle with a pump lid dispenser. One pump is good, IMO, for decent coverage so, if using on your nails you might dispense too much. I've been using it on my feet (even during the day), so I take a bit intended for that to do my nails first. That way, I'm not wasting oil.
  • The scent does dissipate after a few minutes and is not strong enough to interfere with my perfume or other fragrance.
  • This comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. (Customer service has an excellent rating, so try checking with them to resolve any issues first.)
  • The product shelf life is 3 years from purchase date
  • Intended for external use only.
I'd love to hear back from anyone else using this to see what your results are.


In exchange for providing my fair and honest review, I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only review products that I have personally used and can give an opinion of.