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Olive Oil

    Synonyms: Gomenoleo oil; olivae oleum raffinatum; pure olive oil; olea europaea oil; oleum olivae.

    Description: Olive oil is the fixed oil obtained by cold expression or other suitable mechanical means from the ripe drupes of Olea europaea. It occurs as a clear, colorless or yellow, transparent oily liquid. It may contain suitable antioxidants. Refined olive oil is obtained by refining crude olive oil such that the glyceride content of the oil is unchanged. A suitable antioxidant may be added.

    Chemical Name: Olive oil

    Oleaginous vehicle.

    • Olive oil has been used in enemas, liniments, ointments, plasters, and soap. It has also been used in oral capsules and solutions, and as a vehicle for oily injections including targeted delivery systems.

    • It has been used in topically applied lipogels of methyl nicotinate.

    • It has also been used to soften ear wax.

    • Olive oil has been used in combination with soybean oil to prepare lipid emulsion for use in pre-term infants.

    • Olive oil is used widely in the food industry as a cooking oil and for preparing salad dressings.

    • In cosmetics, olive oil is used as a solvent, and also as a skin and hair conditioner.

    • Types of products containing olive oil include shampoos and hair conditioners, cleansing products, topical creams and lotions, and sun-tan products.

    Olive oil may be saponified by alkali hydroxides. As it contains a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids, olive oil is prone to oxidation and is incompatible with oxidizing agents

    Olive oil is used widely as an edible oil and in food preparations and products such as cooking oils and salad dressings. It is used in cosmetics and topical pharmaceutical formulations. Olive oil is generally regarded as a relatively nonirritant and nontoxic material when used as an excipient. Olive oil is a demulcent and has mild laxative properties when taken orally. It has been used in topical formulations as an emollient and to sooth inflamed skin; to soften the skin and crusts in eczema; in massage oils; and to soften earwax

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of material handled. Olive oil spills are slippery and an inert oil absorbent should be used to cover the oil, which can then be disposed of according to the appropriate legal regulations.

    Crude olive-pomace oil; extra virgin olive oil; fine virgin olive oil; lampante virgin olive oil; olive-pomace oil; refined olive-pomace oil; virgin olive oil.