Olive oil offers a pleasant, fruity aroma, rich in antioxidants, Vitamins E and A. It also contains oleocanthal, a compound lauded for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Its no surprise that since ancient times, people have taken advantage of the skin softening benefits of this miracle oil. It cleans your skin without stripping away oils naturally produced by the skin. Olive oil is also hypoallergenic so you are less likely to experience an allergic reaction when using it. Soaps made with olive oils are dense and have less lather which enables the bar to last longer.