The Olive Wellness Institute is a science repository on the nutrition,
health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, which is
all subject to extensive peer review.

Health and Wellness Products

There are many health and wellness products available across the globe which showcase the health and beauty benefits of olive ingredients. Olive products have a multitude of applications, and the major areas are detailed below:

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the highest quality oil obtained solely from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea L.) by mechanical means


Complementary Medicine


Olive Leaf Extract


  • Olive leaves contain a high proportion of health boosting nutrients that are known to come from the olive tree as a whole
  • Olive leaf extract is a supplement that is derived from the olive leaf, which contains bioactive compounds
  • The olive leaf has been used as health remedy for many centuries, dating back to Ancient Egyptians. Olive leaf has been incorporated in the diet as an extract, tea and powder (in consumable products and cosmetic preparations)
  • Olive leaf extract contains a wide variety of bioactive compounds (primarily oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol) that have been researched for their health benefits


Olive Leaf Tea

  • Olive leaf tea is produced from the leaves of the olive tree
  • Olive leaf tea, which contains high levels of oleuropein, is one of the most common, traditional herbal teas used among Mediterranean people


Olive Derived Nutraceuticals

  • Natural olive polyphenol supplements – these products are promoted for a variety of purposes, including benefits as antioxidants in the body
  • There are a variety of supplements derived from the olive e.g. squalene and hydroxytyrosol supplements


Olive Based Cosmetic Products 

  • There are a variety of beauty products on the market that leverage the benefits of olive related ingredients. Products include cleansers, scrubs, oils, creams and washes
  • Potential uses for olive based products for the skin include:
    • Anti-ageing
    • Skin lightening and brightening
    • Inflammatory skin conditions (such as eczema, dermatitis)
    • Moisturizing and exfoliation
    • Natural and sustainable skin product