The ancient Greeks said that the goddess Athena had created the olive tree.
Ancient people used olive oil not just for consumption and cooking, but also as perfume, soap, and lights.
In ancient Greece, athletes ritually rubbed it all over their bodies.
It has been the fountain of great wealth and power, anointing the noblest of heads throughout history.
Olive oil was used to produce both medicine and cosmetics:
Hippocrates called it “the great healer” and Homer “Liquid Gold”, Galen praised it for its positive effects on health.